Tooling & Workholding

Exploring the: Workholding Zone
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Precision Workholding Offers Multiple Advantages

As American manufacturing continues to transition from the mass production of conventional parts to the manufacture of complex, high-value components in relatively small lot sizes, precision workholding has assumed increased importance


Hitting the Target with Creative Workholding

While growth has been steady in its Swiss operations, this archery equipment supplier’s most drastic improvements have come at the hands of the workholding systems on its VMCs.


A Novel Modular Clamping System

This clamping system minimizes setup times, enable a machine to access five sides of a part and provides highly repeatable positioning for bulky components.


Forget the Cap Screws

This article with video highlights the advantages of a dovetail vise jaw interface.


The Right Touch of Indexing Capability

Mechanical rotary indexers like these can be installed on a machine quickly and take up less table real estate of motorized indexers.


Collet Blocks: Hydraulic or Pneumatic?

Collet-style workholding devices, such as collet blocks, offer a number of benefits, but which style is most appropriate for a given application?


CNC Collet Chucks Especially Beneficial for Small Parts

Using a collet chuck is so beneficial for parts of this size range that many lathe manufacturers and machine tool distributors now allow customers to purchase their machines with a collet chuck already installed as the standard workholding device.


e-Technology Energizes the Future of Gripping and Clamping

This clamping and gripping system incorporates electrically powered steady rests, clamping heads, grippers, cylinder systems, clamp release units and tool locking systems.


A Solution for Faster Vise Jaw Change-Overs

This an angle lock vise design is said to enable users to change jaws in 30 seconds.


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.


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