13 years ago
If I make a fixture on a subplate, and the subplate bolts to the table via t
slots, I will have to indicate the plate each time I put it on.
And, if I have a "palletized procedure", where I'm just swapping fixture
plates with loaded parts, I certainly wouldn't want to have to re-indicate
So ahm thinkin, put a sub-subplate on the table, indicate accurately, and on
that subplate have it accurately pinned so that the fixture plate drops
accurately onto that, so each swap of a pallet is now accurate, no
Is this half-right? Pitfalls?
The next Q is:
Does it make sense to drill/tap *the vmc table itself*, so that the
sub-subplate itself can be put on accurately? Or is drilling/tapping the
table itself just sacrilege?
I guess this could make sense if you were swapping the sub-subplate with
vises etc very often.
Do people bolt on a thick subplate permanently, and swap out fixture plates
AND vises on one subplate?
We've had threads on alum subplates warping tables, as well.