By: Lori Beckman
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The advent of subspindle turning operations has impacted throughput for many shops. Understanding workholding options available for backworking can help a shop make better decisions when specifying how to hold parts for op. 20.
Burrs and chips are unavoidable in virtually all high production manufacturing processes. Today, the removal of these remnants from the production process is an absolute must for high quality, precision parts.
When multi-tool creator Leatherman Tool Group Inc. (Portland, Oregon) was looking for new technology to improve its measurement capabilities, company management was hoping to find a measurement system that offered easy programming and operation, efficiency, and the ability to hold tight tolerances.
With the increase in demand for closer tolerances on difficult-to-machine parts, shops look to improve efficiency through simplified processes.