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Low-Profile Gripper Insert and Vise

Fixtureworks' lineup of workholding components now includes the TriGrip carbide gripper inserts (top) and TriMax vises.

Fixtureworks, a supplier of clamps, fixturing accessories, machine tool and material handling products, has introduced its lineup of ultra-low profile TriGrip carbide gripper inserts and TriMax vises.

TriGrip carbide gripper inserts are designed for ultra-low profile 0.14" (3.5 mm) clamping with no dovetail workpiece preparation. These patented triangular grippers feature two rows of teeth at different angles with a 5° taper to maximize the pull-down effect, divide the clamping force, absorb vibration and allow for high stability and secure workholding. Already integrated with the TriMax line of vises, the TriGrip inserts may be used for upgrading existing vise jaws and more.

"With only 3.5 mm of clamp surface needed to securely hold the workpiece, TriGrip workholding inserts are ideal for 5-axis machining operations," said a company spokesperson. "These durable inserts combine a tough-coated cemented carbide with specialized teeth and triangular shapes that penetrate materials including steel, hardened steel/titanium (up to 50-54 HRC) and aluminum.

"TriGrip workholding inserts offer advantages over traditional clamping systems, including exceptional clamping stability, no need for pre-machining or dovetailing workpieces, vibration dampening and allowing for very secure holding at lower clamping forces. This results in a higher cutting rate and less material waste."

The series of vises includes:

  • TriMax G: The TriMax G vise is designed for high precision 5-axis machine milling operations and can hold workpieces up to 7.87" (200 mm) in length. The vise allows for machining on five sides with just one clamping operation to provide dimensional stability, rigidity and durability for increased cutting force and long life. TriMax G vises deliver up to 8,900 lbs. of clamping force.
  • TriMax C: Designed to hold up to four workpieces at a time, TriMax C series of vises is a modular system with movable jaws that can be positioned along the vise body to handle a wide range of workpieces. Jaws and supports for TriMax C vises are available in three different widths: 38, 60 or 90 mm. Four base lengths are available in 250, 400, 500 and 630 mm sizes.
  • TriMax T: The TriMax T series of vises is a complete multi-part clamping system. Made to clamp up to four workpieces at a time, multiple movable jaw sets can be positioned along the vise base. TriMax T vises are available in widths of either 60 or 90 mm. Three base lengths are available: 400, 500 and 630 mm.
  • TriMax M: Improving on the standard machinist vise, the TriMax M system maximizes workholding combinations with minimal investment in equipment. TriMax M bases are offered in various lengths from 415 mm to 878 mm. A patented system allows for quick and easy repositioning of the clamping jaws, and for quick snap-in change of parallels, soft jaws and v-jaws.

For more information contact:


33792 Doreka Drive

Fraser, MI 48026

888-794-8687 / 586-294-1188

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