General / About
Where can I find info about 5th Axis Products?
Where are 5th Axis products made?
What if I need additional information?
Our e-mail address is [email protected] or
you can call +1 858 505-0432 (option #1) for additional information.
Are 2D drawings and 3D solidmodels available?
The ‘Downloads’ page contains a search bar for locating downloads for specific products.
What is the Rocklock system?
5th Axis Rocklock fixtures utilize the industry standard 96mm/52mm pull stud spacing. This ensures 100% compatibility with Lang, Jergens, Gerardi, Schunk and Gressel 4 pull stud systems.
The Rocklock quick-change system can be mounted in almost all 3, 4, 5 Axis tables
What is the repeatability of Rocklock?
What is considered Top Tooling?
We offer a variety of top tooling setups, ranging from self-centering vises to multi-fixture pyramids and more in the Products section.
What is a Dovetail Fixture?
A dovetail fixture holds the stock with dovetail cuts. Our dovetail fixtures have a very small profile, which allows more accessibility to the stock material.
All of 5th Axis dovetail angles are 45 degree, and there is dovetail stock prep document for each fixture.
What is hardness of the Vise body?
What is the hardness of the standard hard jaw?
What is the repeatability of the Vise?
What is a Collet Fixture?
What is a Master Pallet?
What is a Poka Yoke?
What dovetail angle is used with 5th Axis Products?
What is a Master Jaw?
A ‘Master Jaw’ or ‘Hard Jaw’ is a hardened steel jaw with the dovetail and serrated teeth.
What is a soft / machinable Jaw?
‘Soft jaws’ (in steel or aluminum) are machinable, meant to be cut to the profile of the workpiece for secondary operations.
Can I use other tooling with Rocklock plates? (compatibility)
Finding the Right Product
Finding the right Rocklock Plates
From your machine table drawing, we can determine whether your machine would have direct fit or require modification to our standard products. The mounting information for our standard product can be found in our catalog.
If you cannot figure out the mounting information, please contact [email protected]
Finding the right Top Tooling
All of our top tooling kits can fit on either the 96mm or 52mm RockLock system. The appropriate top tooling setup for you will depend on your stock size and application.
*Note that all of our top tooling has a 3D STEP file on its product page. Use this in programming to test for interference.
Can I mount a tombstone in my machine?
How To Buy 5th Axis Products
Do you sell directly to End Users?
Can I see a product demo before buying?
Yes, our local sales representatives have demo kits available. Check the Factory Reps page to find a representative near you.