Tooling & Workholding

Exploring the: Workholding Zone
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The Collet is the Answer

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


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.


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.


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.


Workholding Cuts Setup Time for Cylindrical Gears

A new generation of modular, quick-change workholding systems requiring fewer tools, less time and minimal operator experience has arrived.


Bar Puller Features Self-Adjustment

The EZ-Puller, from Accudyne Corporation, addresses a series of bar puller concerns with its own approach to pulling barstock.


Optimal Machine Cell Automation

A leading manufacturer of emergency warning lights explores its options in designing an automated machining cell, finding the perfect solution for its application in an enclosed multi-pallet loader newly available on the U.S. market.


Bar Feeder Automates Part Production

Designed to boost productivity through streamlined operation, Haas Automation's latest bar feeder model is built for use with Haas ST-10 through ST-35 and DS series CNC turning centers.


Bar Feeder Basics

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


Load and Unload Pre-Processed Workpieces

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