A powerful CNC needs a powerful clamping solution. This new prototype clamping system for the Sienci Mill One was made in-house with PVC, HDPE, and aluminum.
These prototype machinist clamps will allow you to securely mount material to your Mill One with a very low profile, make your own and let us know what you think!
There is a provided g-code file for modifying your Y gantry to create mounting points. Watch the video to get a better understanding of this process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wNAAiY-gRc
Some tips when using these clamps:
-> Plan you clamp placement beforehand! This will ensure that the router will not run into the clamps during a milling operation.
-> Securing material on one side can sometimes cause the material to lift up on one side. Double check that the bottom of the material is flat before milling.
-> Use a combination of clamps and double sided carpet tape to create an even more secure workholding combination!
-> Use the flat notches on the top of the clamps for both holding your material down and locking it from moving side-to-side.
-> Try to only use the clamping hole pattern we've provided, any changes made to the file we provide may weaken your Mill One's milling platform.