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Peak Performance in the Machining Lab

Matching the right equipment for the job and having quality employees to handle the work is paying big dividends for this precision shop.


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.


Laser Device Helps to Align Bar Feeders

One of the most common issues affecting bar feeder performance is wear and tear on the bar feeder liner or collet caused by inaccurate alignment between the bar feeder and the lathe.


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?


Technology Advances Automation Trends

Shops of all sizes looking for better efficiency are realizing the benefits of a deeper investment into automation.


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.


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Amerimold 2016
Self centering vise is a cost effective and universal workholding method for five sided machining.