WORKHOLDING

Precision Workholding Delivers Accuracy and Production Capabilities

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.

Parts Cleaning Conference: Bringing Cleaning To Machining

Learn from cleaning industry companies about how to clean and protect metal parts safely and provide solutions and support to your shop.

SMW Power Chuck Made for Heavy-Duty Machining

SMW’s HFKS-2G Power Chuck delivers twice the grip force than standard 3-Jaw chucks.

Hainbuch 2-Jaw Module Adapts to Clamp Cubic Parts

The 2-Jaw module delivers small alternative to large centric vice.

Big Kaiser UniLock System Stabilizes Tall Parts

Big Kaiser’s UniLock Stabilizer 50 system can easily adjust to new parts – making machining more efficient and cost-effective.

Dillon Fast-Trac Jaw Nuts Reduce Change time

Nuts convert standard chucks into quick-change chucks, reducing jaw change time.

Turning to an Adhesive for Lathe Workholding

Adhesive cured by ultraviolet light is an option for securing parts for machining that could otherwise distort when traditional, mechanical clamping techniques are used.
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MicroCentric Pistol Grip Changing Fixture Offers Fast, Easy Collet Changes

Two models enable efficient changes in spindle machines.

SMW Chuck Clamps Most Workpiece Geometries

Centco4 self-centering and compensating chuck can clamp virtually any type or shape of geometric part. 

Garant Xtric Vice Expands by 4 Base Lengths

Garant Xtric centering vice is provided with center jaw, gripper mounting holes and Endutec automation interface.

Sveconek's Workholding System Holds up to 10 Parts in a Vise

Sveconek LLC’s has introduced a high capacity workholding system that holds up to 10 parts in a single-acting machinist vise.

VIDEOS

Strengthening Grip

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.

VIDEO: Bar Puller Assists Untended Operation

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.

Pallet-Transfer Multi-Spindle Machining Center Defies Classification

Increasingly, new machine tools are being developed that defy existing classification code by virtue of their multi-tasking capabilities.

Blue Photon's Adhesive Workholding System is Photo-Activated

Blue Photon's workholding grippers are a load-bearing, light-transmitting fixture component that locks the part in place for machining.

Schunk’s Rota NCR-A Six-Jaw Power Lathe Chuck Features Efficient Design

Schunk's power lathe chuck enables maximum roundness

Collets Vs. Chucks

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.

Bar Feeder Basics

Some primary factors are often overlooked when considering how to justify the implementation of a bar feeder for turning operations.

Understanding CNC Collet Chucks

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 Extruded Aluminum Full Grip Pie Jaws Eliminate Porosity

Dillon full grip jaws, machined from 6061 extruded aluminum for increased strength, are now available up to 28” in diameter.