The D-Drive™ (for "Direct Drive") is a patent-pending, adaptive, modular, dovetail, workholding visesolution that doubles as a straight vise, and can be used for 3, 4, or 5-axis applications. It can be used with a Universal Common Modular Fixture, as a stand-alone product, or in any dedicated fixture. One of the best benefits of this product is its ability to grow with your needs. Simply use additional vises for an unlimited number of configurations and stock sizes. This rugged, simple, hardened steel vise brings new meaning to the words flexibility, stability, precision and speed. Outside dimensions are 4.999"x 6.999". See sketch in picture stack to the left.
Use the dovetail or straight jaw for awesome gripping!
Standard 45 degree angle
Stand-a-lone: It can be attached/located to any plate type fixture, or (ideally) to an Elijah Tooling UCMF or Riser either with bolts or Invert-A-Bolt™ fasteners.
Low profile, 5"x7"x2.2"small footprint vise is modular so that other vises can be added as part length increases. Only buy what you need. This reduces upfront capital requirements so that new costs are incurred only as the application demands more of them.
Attached either by regular bolts (legacy method) or Invert-A-Bolt™ fasteners (quick-change). Precisely locate in all 3 axes using standard dowels (legacy) or XZertZ™ Retractable Dowel Pins (quick-change)
Locate stock material with dowels as desired.
Modular end blocks & drive blocks can be moved or removed from the vise to facilitate holding all different size parts either with the optional steady rest or in combination with another D-Drive™ Vise.
Heavy duty, smooth ACME drive screw
Super robust drive mechanism pushes DIRECTLY BEHIND THE JAW for ultimate holding power. Drive into the optional steady rest of the most stable setup.
Develops +9400 lbf. (42KN) using a 1/4" hex wrench
Drives to center from either side!
Quick changes on/off fixtures
All necessary hardware is provided.
+/-.0005 hole to hole tolerance on the locating bushings.