Workholding

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Published: 8/23/2017

ID and OD Shoe Grinding for Thin-Walled Workpieces
Studer (United Grinding North America) has a solution to the tricky workholding problem of finish grinding close tolerances for roundness and concentricity of thin-walled rings and sleeves or a rolling element such as a bearing raceway. 

Published: 6/16/2017

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.

Published: 11/1/2016

Clearing Weldment Machining Challenges
Rather than replacing an old horizontal boring mill with a similar model, this manufacturer of stone-cutting equipment now uses a dual-pallet HMC with a quill spindle to provide W-axis extension to reach past weldment obstructions and more effective...

Published: 10/3/2016

When a Turn-Mill Doesn’t Turn
LeanWerks uses innovative probing, tooling and workholding strategies to enable its turn-mill to machine castings complete, in effect turning it into a five-axis machining center.

Published: 10/3/2016

Using Additive Manufacturing to 3D-Print Fixturing, Machine Tool Components
Machine shops can consider 3D printing technology a handy way to make custom fixturing and other components.

Published: 10/3/2016

Inner-Diameter Part Clamping Offers Lathes Complete Outer-Diameter Access
Royal Products' CNC expanding mandrels provide access to the entire outer diameter of the workpiece.

Published: 7/18/2016

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

Published: 6/1/2016

Shop Favors Different Flavor of Five-Axis Technology
Campbell Engineering benefits from a new twist on the tombstone workholding concept, which enables one of its HMCs to perform 3+2 machining to reduce scrap while supporting the higher-volume needs of its medical customers.

Published: 5/1/2016

Optimum Workholding Increases Output
This investment casting company doubled production of a series of parts by incorporating workholding into a cell that keeps pallets constantly moving across the machine tool.

Published: 4/1/2016

Sizing Up Rotary Table Advantages
Smaller may be better when it comes to rotary tables that enable a three-axis VMC to do five-axis machining.

Self centering vise is a cost effective and universal workholding method for five sided machining.