Alternative work holding on the MDX-15

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LIBERTY_UK
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Alternative work holding on the MDX-15

Post by LIBERTY_UK » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:08 pm

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MDX work holding 1
One of the biggest shortfalls with the MDX-15 and MDX-20 machines, has always been it's lack of work holding attachments. Double sided tape has its limitations, especially when you need to mill an awkward shape, or the tape lifts off in a warm room.. Yep been there, got the tee shirt. :)

With that in mind, I thought I'd share a picture of one of the specialist work holding jigs I use on my own MDX-15. I had this made for me by someone in the States to meet my own needs. It is essentially a flip fixture which means you can do double sided machining with great accuracy. Obviously you find the centreline for every wax you put it, so both machined surfaces match up to each other. An extra modification I have is two indexed mandrels, meaning I can machine on the edges of cylindrical objects. Yes it's highly specialised for my own particular needs, but it does show how more versatile the little MDX machines can be.

Before anyone asks, no I don't supply these jigs.. ;)

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Re: Alternative work holding on the MDX-15

Post by Patrick Thorn » Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:19 pm

The MDX-15/20, like all Roland machines are open to do anything, hence a lot of people are creative in making fixtures and attachments.
Thanks for sharing your device, it looks really neat.
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