WORKHOLDING

Workholding

New Clamping System Shortens Setup Times

The more quickly a setup can be completed, the sooner a machine tool can begin cutting chips. A new clamping system from GF Machining Solutions provides just that.

Workholding

The Collet is the Answer

A small workholding change helped this shop deliver the required part finish by resolving vibration and runout issues.

Workholding

Advantages of Cellular Manufacturing

Manufacturing cells are used to minimize product movement as well as materials, equipment and labor during the manufacturing process. By reducing cycle times and material handling, these cells help shops more easily meet customer demands regarding cost, quality and leadtimes.

Workholding

Bar Puller Features Self-Adjustment

The EZ-Puller, from Accudyne Corp., addresses a series of bar puller concerns with its own approach to pulling barstock.

Bar Feeders

Bar Feeder Automates Part Production

Designed to boost productivity through streamlined operation, Haas Automation's latest bar feeder model is built for use with Haas ST-10 through ST-35 and DS series CNC turning centers.

Bar Feeders

Load and Unload Pre-Processed Workpieces

The best application for this loader is in shops that process saw-cut, semi-finished, extrusions, forgings or castings and near-net shape blanks in CNC turning centers and multitasking machines.

Workholding

Subspindle Workholding Options

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.

Workholding

Quick-Change Vise Jaws System

Quick-change workholding systems can provide a great opportunity to increase production while allowing relatively quick recovery of the cost.

Workholding

Peak Performance in the Machining Lab

Matching the right equipment for the job and having quality employees to handle the work is paying big dividends for this precision shop.

Workholding

Collet Chuck Essentials

“Understanding CNC Collet Chucks” has been one of the most read articles in our archives during the past several years and continues to get substantial traffic today.