Most people who hear the word "tombstone" immediately think of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday or Halloween. When machining professionals hear it, they instantly think "workholding." If you're reading this, you probably already know that a tombstone serves as a foundation for your workholding in your CNC machining centers. You may also know that AME designs and manufactures standard tombstones and sub-plates for virtually any workholding application. By holding the industry's tightest tolerances for flatness, parallelism, perpendicularity, surface finish, and hole location, we have developed a highly regarded reputation for being a leader in tombstones.
Finding the Right Tombstone
Let's say that you're a true believer in the products AME delivers (good for you) and you need a tombstone for a new project. CNC tombstones come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. How do you find the perfect fixture solution? Well, there are several ways.
If you're the type of person who likes walking the aisles of the hardware store on a Saturday morning, seeing what's new on the shelves and trying out new gadgets, we suggest you pull up the Tombstone Selection Tool on the AME website. There you can take your time and browse around before selecting just the right tombstone for your CNC milling machine.
Start by selecting your favorite machine brand. Find your machine center model in either the vertical or horizontal section. Don't see it? That's okay. Just choose the correct pallet size from column three. Either way will send you to the tombstone type and shape selections. Narrow your results (if you need to) by clicking the boxes to the left of the page. You can even compare several choices to help you decide. At any time in the process, you can request a quote. One of our experts will contact you.
Read the Book
Maybe you like to see things in print and ponder the choices by flipping pages and forming your own conclusion with all the details before you. In that case, you might like to check out our catalog and let it inform your decision. Everything you need to know is at your fingertips. When you're ready, you can request a quote.
The Personal Touch
If you have a lot of questions, don't know where to start, or just like to talk to a live person for advice, visit the AME contact page. Click on "Tombstones & Fixtures" to get in touch with our experts. They will be happy to talk to you.
No matter how you like to get your information, you will still end up selecting from one of the finest collections of tombstones on the market. It's a Win-Win-Win.
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