This is my first machine. Its practical application is drilling holes in 1/8" thick aluminum angles along the x-axis.

I'm having trouble figuring out an appropriate clamping system. For now, we have as depicted, clamps with 330lb clamping force on each side of the angles. We have them on the sides, as to avoid interfering with the holes to be drilled along the center of the angle. I'm aware this is rudimentary, and as such, I'm reaching out for help.

If anyone has any advice, it would be greatly appreciated. Upon solving this issue, we are ready to manufacture!

Austin Rouse