The Art of Precision: Fixturing in CNC Machining​

Fixturing is the unsung hero of CNC machining, enabling precision, efficiency, and safety in the manufacturing process. By understanding the importance of fixturing and the techniques employed by CNC machining companies, we gain a deeper appreciation for the intricate art of producing precision components.

What is Fixturing?

Fixturing, in the context of CNC machining, refers to the process of securely holding a workpiece in place while it undergoes various machining operations. The goal is to position the workpiece with utmost accuracy, stability, and repeatability, ensuring that the machine can execute the programmed operations precisely. Fixturing is essentially the bridge that connects the design on a computer screen to the physical, real-world part.

The Importance of Fixturing

  1. Precision: The cornerstone of CNC machining is precision, and accurate fixturing is key to achieving this. The slightest misalignment or vibration can result in inaccuracies that compromise the quality of the final product. Proper fixturing ensures that the workpiece remains stationary and correctly positioned throughout the machining process.
  2. Efficiency: Efficient fixturing minimizes setup time, as it enables the CNC machine to transition smoothly from one operation to another. This reduces downtime and increases overall productivity.
  3. Safety: Securely fixtured workpieces are less likely to become dislodged or ejected during machining, reducing the risk of accidents and damage to equipment.

Expertise in Difficult-to-Hold Parts

Working with difficult-to-hold parts can be a challenge, but with MRL by your side, you can overcome these obstacles seamlessly. Our experienced team possesses the skills and knowledge to develop custom fixturing that securely holds even the most intricate and delicate components. We can work from a drawing or an existing part to create tailored fixturing solutions that perfectly match your specific requirements.