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January 11, 2013 - Unilock 5-axis workholding product offerings locate/stabilize workpieces. With dual 45° 105/65 Base Plates, 5-Axis Duo Bridge can mount directly on top of 5-axis table or be loaded through pair of zero-point chucks. Unilock 5-Axis Riser Chucks, Extensions, and Reductions, with 80 mm working diameter, are offered on base plates or as stacking modules in 75 and 100 mm heights. Infinitely adjustable First Grips and Dovetail Grips are limited only by length of thread that pulls jaws together.

BIG Kaiser Brings Flexible Workholding to 5-Axis Machine Tables

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BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc.
2600 Huntington Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL, 60192

Press release date: December 14, 2012

Hoffman Estates, IL –BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. has strengthened and expanded its Unilock line of 5-axis workholding product offerings. These multi-axis workholding products are designed to provide flexibility and functionality for 5-axis machining and 5-sided machining via multiple part transfers. These solutions are also for machines with retrofit 4th/5th axis tables, and can help maximize benefits so your machine’s design through efficient workholding.

These multi-axis workholding solutions locate and stabilize the workpieces without obstructing access to the top and sides of the part. They also allow a clamped workpiece to be flipped into new orientations for subsequent machining operations without unclamping it from the workholding.

"BIG Kaiser's unique approach to 5-axis workholding seamlessly fits into existing workholding solutions while providing the increased flexibility of Unilock zero-point solutions,” says Gerard Vacio, product manager, workholding systems. “Our clients match workholding to the workpiece and maximize the capabilities of their 5-axis machine tools. We can also provide specific solutions for your dedicated production requirements. We interface virtually any workholding product that fits in the machine.”

The 5-Axis Duo Bridge, with Dual 45° 105/65 Base Plates, are integratable solutions that can be mounted directly on the top of a 5-axis table or loaded through a pair of zero-point chucks. Unilock’s 5-Axis Riser Chucks, Extensions and Reductions, with a working diameter of 80mm, are available on base plates, or as stacking modules in heights of 75mm and 100mm. And the infinitely adjustable First Grips and Dovetail Grips are only limited by the length of the thread that pulls the jaws together.

BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling is a leader in high precision tooling systems and solutions. With brands including BIG Daishowa, Kaiser, Speroni, Unilock, Sphinx and more, BIG Kaiser’s line is focused on extreme accuracy and repeatability. BIG Kaiser’s mission is to support North American manufacturers with products that are designed and manufactured to a superior standard. Guaranteed.

For more information about the Unilock 5-axis workholding solutions, or to receive a copy of our brand new Unilock zero-point clamping catalog, contact BIG Kaiser, Hoffman Estates, IL, at 847-228-7660, e-mail: or visit
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