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Wire EDM Offers More Than Just Precision
Among other benefits, these two shops have saved significant production time by using wire EDM for part-cutoff operations previously conducted on bandsaws.
Parts Cleaning Expo Coming to Columbus in April
Join us at PCx for sessions presented by leading parts cleaning experts from around the world on the latest parts cleaning technologies, chemistries, and equipment during PMTS this spring.
Precision Cartridge Mandrel for Internal Clamping
A new mandrel provides consistent workpiece ID clamping of very small diameters for grinding, turning, milling, drilling and measuring.
Micro-Part Collets Make Subspindles Sing
A proprietary grinding process and the application of clamping force exactly where it’s needed ensure secure, concentric gripping with a collet system that can potentially fit every turning machine in a shop.
One-Hand Quick-Change Vise Maximizes Freedom for Soft Jaws
A “four-leaf clover” device enables machining of deep profiles into four different directions of the jaw. Developed in a Pennsylvania job shop, the vise system is now marketed to other shops.
One Next-Step Advancement for Cobots: Specialized Grippers
Grippers and end-effectors developed specifically for collaborative robots represent new advancements in this type of robot technology.
New Clamping System Shortens Setup Times
The more quickly a setup can be completed, the sooner a machine tool can begin cutting chips. A new clamping system from GF Machining Solutions provides just that.
Video: Otto Motors Is Bringing Self-Driving Vehicles to the Manufacturing Floor
Otto Motors is showing its self-driving vehicles in booth NC-660 designed for the materials handling industry, with what seems like potential for wider applications.
What’s Photo-Activated Adhesive Workholding?
Photo-activated adhesive workholding can simplify clamping of complex-shaped parts and provide increased tool access during five-axis machining operations.
Technology That Enables You To Get A Grip
Since 2012, German soccer goalkeeper legend Jens Lehmann has acted as brand ambassador for precise gripping and safe holding from Schunk. In keeping with that theme, the company is again giving away it signature blue soccer balls in its Booth W-2000...