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MIC6 plate or slotted table

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Barry Danks, May 20, 2016.

  1. Barry Danks

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    I'm kinda at an impass. I've always used MIC6 plate for my builds for the table which allow for fixturing anywhere and the use of locating pins for a given offset. I like the concept of slotted table, but don't want to lose the ability to use locating pins. What are your thoughts??
     
  2. Rick 2.0

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    Blocking that anchors into the slots that serves the same purpose as locating pins.
     
  3. Barry Danks

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    Yeah but most of my fixtures that I use already have locating pins :) So I'd have to redo them
     
  4. JustinTime

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    I have to admit I'm missing something here. :(

    You can drill holes in a flat aluminum plate, to facilitate the locating pins, yet you can not do the same in the slotted table? Why, not enough 'meat'?
     
  5. Jonathon Duerig

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    Another possible solution might involve using L-brackets to attach T-Slot rails on top of the MIC6. Then you can use the MIC6 when you want locating beams and attach the T-Slot when you need the more flexible clamp location.
     

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