Holding the workpiece precisely is becoming an integral aspect of the machining process. It's more than presenting the blank to the cutter; it also includes repeatability from blank to blank.
SMW’s HFKS-2G Power Chuck delivers twice the grip force than standard 3-Jaw chucks.
The 2-Jaw module delivers small alternative to large centric vice.
Big Kaiser’s UniLock Stabilizer 50 system can easily adjust to new parts – making machining more efficient and cost-effective.
From accounting and order tracking to scheduling and inventory management, this workholding equipment supplier is only beginning to realize the full benefits of its ERP system.
Nuts convert standard chucks into quick-change chucks, reducing jaw change time.
Two models enable efficient changes in spindle machines.
Centco4 self-centering and compensating chuck can clamp virtually any type or shape of geometric part.
Garant Xtric centering vice is provided with center jaw, gripper mounting holes and Endutec automation interface.
Sveconek LLC’s has introduced a high capacity workholding system that holds up to 10 parts in a single-acting machinist vise.
For shops making all types of parts, collet chucks can provide faster change-over, an increased gripping range, high rigidity and reduced maintenance.
Workholding for milling operations commonly involves vises that clamp with movable jaws. This technology has continued to progress to match the requirements of five-axis workholding.
Automation can bring speed and consistency to many different manufacturing operations. When it can be added with relatively minimal expense, the move seems even more compelling.
Increasingly, new machine tools are being developed that defy existing classification code by virtue of their multi-tasking capabilities.
Turning shops are familiar with automation for high-volume work, but the shifting landscape to smaller batch sizes has created new challenges.
Blue Photon's workholding grippers are a load-bearing, light-transmitting fixture component that locks the part in place for machining.
Schunk's power lathe chuck enables maximum roundness
Find the definition, types and advantages of both CNC collets and chucks for workholding as well as the best applications for each, in this article.
Some primary factors are often overlooked when considering how to justify the implementation of a bar feeder for turning operations.
Workholding for turning is usually fairly basic: The selection comes down to chucks or collets. This article looks at when to consider the collet chuck and what kind might be best for a given application.
Dillon full grip jaws, machined from 6061 extruded aluminum for increased strength, are now available up to 28” in diameter.