3/23/2018

Small Workholding Changes Yield Big Results

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This article looks at a machine shop that had an issue of vibration and runout on its Swiss machines.

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Precision machining is a system of multiple variables that need to work in harmony to produce acceptable results. The higher the precision requirements, the more tightly the system must be in sync.

The article, “The Collet is the Answer,” looks at a machine shop that had an issue of vibration and runout on its Swiss machines. Detective work tracked the source to the collet and guide bushing system the shop was using. As complex as Swiss machining can be, tracking down the responsible variable can be difficult.

This shop was successful in its efforts and found that a relatively simple solution—a change in its workholding—solved the production problem. Read the article to learn how the shop found and fixed its vibration and runout issues.

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