Many people think that CNC machining services do a pretty easy job since the state of the art technology handles most of the process. Not many of our customers have a clear idea of how much detail goes into work holding and getting the setting of each project right to deliver a fixed part that is ready to be used. Just the multiple uses for vises are nearly infinite, as well as the positioning of soft jaws, blocks, and the jacks. Work holding can be significantly improved by suing fixture plates. This is instantly noticeable on the clean finishes of your parts and with products that are crafted with more precision and make better use of the available tooling without affecting their lifespan.
Here are some of the most noticeable advantages of using fixture plates on your CNC machines:
· They keep the Work Clean and Tidy
When you work with fixture plates, chipping and excessive coolant no longer become an issue. Fixture plates provide an easy escape route for leftovers to go away without affecting the finished products. No longer will you need to stop the working cycle to make preventive maintenance or deal with unexpected crashes.
· They can Expand the Capabilities of your CNC Machine
When pushes come to shove, your CNC machine at some point will require all the help it can get to perform complicated tasks, especially if your company wants to be a player in a field where everyone aims to work with the latest technology. Fixture plates can make any CNC machine handle complex parts on any size. They are designed to improve the productivity of any existing CNC machine out there.
· They Prevent the Issues Brought by Normal Settings
CNC machine tables are the main feed where the equipment performs the programmed task on the materials you have to work with. It is continually affected by crashes, dings and clogging when the plaques you are working on don’t meet certain uniformities. With fixture plates, your machine will be able to manage the tasks of big parts one section at a time by handling the positioning by itself. Something that is near-impossible to do using regular t-slots.
· They Protect the Main Machine Table
Think about how many times you have needed to replace the iron cast table of your CNC machine because high volume tasks have degraded to the point of discarding it. When you use fixture plates, you get additional protection for the receiving table making it last longer. Be aware though: fixed plates tend to wear out quickly given the fact that they are customized for each assignment.
Getting the right fixture is one of the easiest ways to step up your game in the CNC machine industry. You will be giving a much-needed shot in the arm to the ability to handle shorter production runs to your operation while making each part you create fully tailored to the needs of your clients. Your match and making abilities will increase your profile and land you a good reputation in a market where these services have continuous demand.