Please visit: Kurt Manufacturing
9445 E River Rd.
Minneapolis, MN 55433 US
Workholding That Works for Jesel
The maker of racing engine components produces parts that have many permutations within each product line. Here is how Jesel sets up work for cost-effective, responsive machining.
Locating/Mounting System Eases Component Changes
Kurt’s PinLock system is designed to ease attachment and removal of fixtures, subplates and vises from machining centers.
Compactor Streamlines Aluminum Chip Handling
Shops often view metal chips left over from machining operations as no more than a housekeeping headache. However, the experience of this precision manufacturer demonstrates that with the proper recycling equipment, viewing chips as an important part of the overall manufacturing process can improve a shop’s bottom line.
Clamping System Enhances Productivity Of Five-Axis Machine
With Kurt Manufacturing Company's VB 5X100 Schenke 5.1 clamping system, this shop managed to use a single five-axis VMC to cut a mold that previously required two separate machining centers.
Five-Axis Machining Has Special Workholding Needs
This clamping system allows a workpiece to be rigidly clamped while raised up from the surface of the worktable on a five-axis machining center. Moving the workpiece away from the table creates clearance for the spindle nose and cutting tool when the table swivels the workpiece for multi-sided machining, or when the spindle head rotates and swivels to do contouring or sculptured surfaces. Without this clearance, the user may be forced to refixture the part or to switch to a longer, less rigid tool.
Ductile-Iron Towers Provide Needed Clamping Rigidity
Holding 0.001-inch tolerances while machining and removing large amounts of material from a brass part is a challenging task when the job is run at 10,000 revolutions per minute with feed rate of 240 inches per minute.
Improving In-The-Cut Time And Part Setups With Ductile Iron Vises
Previously using double-station vises with aluminum bodies, Vincent Precision Machining's workholding upgrade to HDL vises from this manufacturer provided the workholding rigidity that assured repeatable precision part after part, while the setup eliminated expensive scrap parts.
Vises Used As An Alternative To Custom Fixturing
Impact Forge, Inc. (Columbus, Indiana) is comprised of four companies that offer a range of forging technologies, including producing hammer dies requiring large milling operations. The company reports that positioning and clamping these dies in a machining center can be challenging because of characteristics such as heaviness and bulkiness.
Vise Configuration Helps Company Achieve Tight Tolerances
This manufacturer is a global supplier of pressure regulators, valves and electronic controllers for a range of industrial and high-purity applications.
Combining Workholding Vises And Fixtures Maximizes Machine Output
This company is a manufacturer of automotive tools and equipment ranging from heavy-duty diesel engine service tools to wheel dollies and bearing cup removers. Many of the components for these products require milling, drilling and tapping on machining centers.
Workholding System Uses Stepped Jaws To
The Integrated Hydraulics division of Parker Hannifin Corporation is a manufacturer of hydraulic cartridge products and integrated systems used in fluid power applications.
Securing A New Process
A Minnesota manufacturer of precision parts boosts productivity by expanding its workholding capacity.
Workholding Provides Maximum Setup Versatility For Unattended Machining
JEM Technical Marketing (Long Lake, Minnesota) manufactures a broad line of custom manifold assemblies used in all types of fluid power applications such as off-highway vehicles, tractors and road graders.
Workholding Provides Maximum Versatility For Unattended Machining
This company manufactures a broad line of custom manifold assemblies used in all types of fluid power applications such as off-highway vehicles, tractors and road graders. These manifolds are made from 6061 aluminum and are finish machined in a wide range of sizes and with numerous SAE ports, valve cavities and threaded holes, some with precision features designed to handle various fluid power components.
Flexible Workholding Maximizes Machine Output
More and more companies are finding that by juggling work scheduling on their machining centers and adding a vise tower setup on the right machine, they can increase productivity without adding operating hours.
Interlocking Serrated Surfaces Enhance Modular Fixturing
This pedestal-type workholding fixture matches its grooves and ridges naturally and automatically aligns the surfaces of the workpiece, making subsequent reclampings highly repeatable.
Getting High Part Yield, Rigid Part Clamping And Low Workholding Cost
JBJ Manufacturing mostly machines heavy parts of iron and steel used in drive trains and other systems for construction and agricultural equipment. The parts range from an inch square to parts longer than two feet. The company machines them in runs of just four or five parts up to 500 pieces. To be efficient and profitable with this kind of work, JBJ needed to take a creative approach with its workholding to be fast and flexible.
Flexibility Is A Vise
The ubiquitous table vise is more than a fixture in metalworking shops. It's a necessity. Like the machine tools they attach to, metalworking vises have had their share of technical advances aimed at extending the flexibility of these popular workholders.
More Parts, Less Space
High-density workholding techniques allow this shop to achieve high production-like efficiencies on an inexpensive CNC bed mill.