Tooling & Workholding
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Photos of custom fixtures illustrate the types of applications that call for non-standard workholding.
The challenge holding tight tolerances for its billet RC helicopter engine components drove this company to develop an innovative fifth-axis tombstone device to complete multiple parts on an HMC in one setup.
Vertical machining centers with simultaneous five-axis machining capability have become popular in recent years.
This machine tool supplier sees shops searching for just a little bit of unattended capacity. Many shops are closer to obtaining this extra capacity than they realize.
Danray Products offers 52" and 62" steel lathe chuck shields for lathes or similar machines.
BIG Kaiser's modular Unilock zero-point clamping system is available in a kit designed for all Haas 160-mm platter rotary tables.
Edited by Jedd Cole
The Gripfast Combination Power Chuck from Pratt Burnerd International, a division of 600 UK, provides lathes with a chuck, collet chuck and mandrel chuck in a single unit, available in sizes ranging from 165 to 800 mm.
“Understanding CNC Collet Chucks” has been one of the most read articles in our archives during the past several years and continues to get substantial traffic today.
Chris Koepfer (editor)
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