Material fixturing

For proper material fixturing during CNC milling and Laser engraving operations you need to mount aluminium bed that is added to every VX Full Set or is available in store. To learn how to change your worktable, follow the Changing the worktable article.

CNC Worktable explained

Your aluminum worktable can be divided into two fixturing areas:

  • For materials smaller than workspace of ZMorph VX there are T-slots milled for mounting your workholding with M4 screws and square nuts.

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  • For materials larger than workspace of ZMorph VX there are M4 threaded holes for mounting your material with M4 screws.

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Types of workholding solutions

Your workholding solution should be adapted to material and its dimensions to ensure best results. Below you can find most common solutions with pros and cons of every one of them.

Workholding Usable for Pros Cons
Double sided
tape
Sheet material
Block material
-> Cheap
-> Easy to use
-> Does not stick
out above material
surface
-> Surface must
be scraped of
tape residues
Sheet clamps
(added to
ZMorph VX)
Sheet material -> Can be custom
3D printed
-> Harder to use
-> Only for flat,
sheet materials
like plywood
Step clamps Sheet material
Block material
-> Allow for
mounting materials
of different
heights
-> Stick out
above material
surface
Vises Block material -> Robust
-> Can be custom
3D printed
-> Must have
custom mount to
CNC worktable

Examples of use

  • Double sided tape
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  • Sheet clamps
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  • Step clamps
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  • Vises
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