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    Looking for a manual rotation fixture for 3-axis CNC

    Hi

    We're looking to purchase a manually operated rotation fixture - ie.


    • put a piece of wood inbetween 2 ends;
    • set the rotation degrees (we'll probably just use increments of 90deg - eg. 180deg is the opposite side)
    • wood must be clamped tight in fixture (for obvious reasons)
    • once job is done, change rotation & load job for the new side


    I've looked online & i'm not even sure if this thing exists or maybe i just don't know what it's called as i've found nothing.

    I've found motorised components to make a 4-axis machine but we're after something manual & not complex.

    The boss will be purchasing a 6 head 3-axis at some stage so want something that could be used for this also.

    I thought this would be a fairly common fixture component as it's useful as not only as a stock fixture but also for easy & cheap(?) multi-side milling.


    Does this tool/thing exist?


    Cheers all

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    Quote Originally Posted by boom-shanka View Post
    Hi

    We're looking to purchase a manually operated rotation fixture - ie.


    • put a piece of wood inbetween 2 ends;
    • set the rotation degrees (we'll probably just use increments of 90deg - eg. 180deg is the opposite side)
    • wood must be clamped tight in fixture (for obvious reasons)
    • once job is done, change rotation & load job for the new side


    I've looked online & i'm not even sure if this thing exists or maybe i just don't know what it's called as i've found nothing.

    I've found motorised components to make a 4-axis machine but we're after something manual & not complex.

    The boss will be purchasing a 6 head 3-axis at some stage so want something that could be used for this also.

    I thought this would be a fairly common fixture component as it's useful as not only as a stock fixture but also for easy & cheap(?) multi-side milling.


    Does this tool/thing exist?


    Cheers all
    Spindexer with tailstock from tormach.
    About $100. They allow up to 1 degree increments.
    Spin indexer.

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    Re: Looking for a manual rotation fixture for 3-axis CNC

    Quote Originally Posted by AMG Guitars View Post
    Spindexer with tailstock from tormach.
    About $100. They allow up to 1 degree increments.
    Spin indexer.
    This looks fantastic, thank you.

    I'm just not sure how a piece of wood would fit to the rotation end - how would an inserted collet hold the wood piece?

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    Re: Looking for a manual rotation fixture for 3-axis CNC

    You could get a 4-jaw chuck with 5C arbor, instead of a collet.

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    Re: Looking for a manual rotation fixture for 3-axis CNC

    Do you possible need a professional production tooling and fixturing design expert?
    Show us the part..

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