Tooling & Workholding

Exploring the: Workholding Zone
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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.


Harnessing the Holding Force

Inserts engineered to augment the vise’s effectiveness allow work to be held rigidly on a tiny clamping area.


The “Headless Bolt” Fixturing Alternative

This fastener enables fast workpiece change-overs compared to conventional bolts and less cutter interference thanks to its compact design.


From Aggravation to Lights-Out Production

Automated machining has transformed this South Carolina shop. However, achieving unattended production involved far more than just shutting off the lights.


Bolt-On Trunnion Tables

Trunnion tables can be a low-cost way to reduce part handling, speed throughput and improve accuracy at a fraction of the cost of new machines.


Flexible Fixturing Speeds CMM Inspection

Modular fixturing components enable users to realize fast change-overs on CMMs to open inspection bottlenecks and reduce machine tool downtime waiting for part measurement.


Win-Win Scenario Automates a High Volume Turning Operation

What started as a sales call from Bucci Industries to Methods Machine Tools evolved into a true success story at Gardner Denver's Fort Worth, Texas facility.


Retention Pins that Both Position and Clamp

Shops and fixture manufacturers commonly use spring-loaded retention pins in their workholding devices to ease part loading.


Firm Grip on the Future

This Indiana workholding manufacturer has been in business for 97 years. Its recent and ongoing investment in plant and capital equipment ensures its place as a leading supplier of standard and specialty workholding solutions for the turned parts in...


Compact Rotary Table Features Large Through-Hole

This rotary table was developed to deliver the requisite through-hole diameter in a more compact overall size.


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