Dillon Collet Pad Jaws Enhance Wokholding Capabilities

Originally titled 'Collet Pad Jaws Enhance Wokholding Capabilities '

Dillon Manufacturing Inc.’s collet pad top jaw systems can convert through-hole chucks to hold small bar and tube stock, can be changed quickly, and adapted to many styles of chucks.

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Dillon Manufacturing Inc.’s collet pad top jaw systems can convert through-hole chucks to hold small bar and tube stock. Collet pads can be changed quickly, and the jaws can be adapted to many styles of chucks, says the company.

A collet pad top jaw system can increase a chuck’s range of workholding capabilities, allowing more varied part geometries to be machined with the same jaw system. According to the company, full contact of gripping surfaces provides a more stable grip and allows heavier cuts, resulting in shorter cycle times.

Changing over to collet pad jaws requires just a jaw change. Machinists using collet pad jaws can maximize their chuck capabilities and investment by taking advantage of both chuck and collet pad work, including the ability to run material that is hex or square in shape, says the company.