Tooling & Workholding

Exploring the: Workholding Zone
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Company Chosen to Machine Dental Components to Tolerances of 0.0005 Inch

Marshall’s new multi-function Swiss machines were best suited for the job of manufacturing DrillStops because the device demand numerous turning and milling operations.


Flexible Fixturing Furnishes Faster Setups

Replacing dedicated fixtures with a system incorporating custom jaws from Kurt Manufacturing has reduced setup time and freed capacity at this manufacturer of hydraulic snowplow equipment.


Machines Make Light of High-Tech Production

Productivity and flexibility are key reasons this company standardized on Haas machines for in-house production of high-tech photonics equipment.


VMC, Pallet System Keep Work Flowing

A Haas VMC with a Midaco pallet changer not only freed additional capacity on the HMCs this shop uses for tight-tolerance production work, but also reduced cycle times in some cases.


Fixtures Dovetail with Five-Axis Automation

Along with an in-house-designed line of custom dovetail fixtures, machines with the right features for automation provide benefits for both this five-axis specialist and its customers.


Automated VMC Fills Capacity Gap

A new Feeler VMC from Methods Machine Tools has not only met this manufacturer’s need for additional capacity, but also taken on more work than initially expected.


Pallet Changer Keeps Machine and Operator Busy

A new VMC with an automated pallet changer helped this shop meet customer requirements for lower prices and faster deliveries.


Quick-Change Chucks Boost Turn-Mill Benefits

At this Chicago-area manufacturer, quick-change chucks from Kitagawa added to the benefits of moving from multiple setups on multiple machines to producing parts in a single setup on Mazak turn-mills.


Cell Controller Boosts Production Flexibility

By serving as the “brains” of a cell consisting of two machining centers and a work delivery system, cell control software from Erowa helps this manufacturer run lights-out 24/7 and achieve 90-percent spindle utilization.


Cell Works the Night Shift

At this aerospace and medical component manufacturer, a Doosan HMC paired with a flexible pallet magazine and cell controller from Fastems has increased production and part quality while eliminating variation throughout the production chain.


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