OK-VISE® Fixturing Concept

Generic-purpose components vs. dedicated fixturing

In most cases machining a workpiece requires more than one fixture.
The fixture for a specific workpiece and a specific machining operation can be built by using modules for generic-purpose fixturing or dedicated fixturing.
A dedicated fixture is workpiece-specific, whereas a system built of generic-purpose components can be set up for a variety of workpieces.

Fixture built from generic-purpose fixturing components

  • Modular system
  • Off-the shelve availability of modules
  • Possible changes can be limited to individual modules
  • Setup change can be done moving the stop modules

Dedicated fixture

  • Production cost is the lowest of all
  • High design cost
  • Longer delivery time
  • Setup change must be done by changing the fixture

In addition to these extremes, many fixturing challenges can be solved using an innovative mix of dedicated and generic-purpose components