View Full Version : Verical milling using double sided tape for holding

07-22-2012, 07:01 AM
I need to mill some flat plate aluminum, and need to use some sort of double sided tape to

hold to the plate to a fixture board for clamping. What do i need to get and where?


07-22-2012, 08:25 AM
3M makes all kinds of VHB (Very High Bonding) tapes. They come in different widths, thickness, and holding strengths
Here is a link

uncle pete
07-22-2012, 08:34 AM
I've used carpet tape in the past. Like anything else there's various makes and some that hold better than others. Your plate should be very clean and dry along with being burr free. Also watch the heat build up in your part since that greatly reduces the tapes holding power. It works and works well, but obviously light cuts are needed. There's little to no warning if you exceed the tapes holding power. I've also used it on a lathe faceplate.


07-22-2012, 09:17 PM
Carpet tape works great. Just watch out with coolant, it can soften the adhesive.

VHB is great stuff, but may be overkill for this app. Might never get it off!