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7/18/2019

Advanced Machine and Engineering's Inverted Stud Ball Element Designed for Five-Sided Machining

Originally titled 'Inverted Stud Ball Element Enables Five-Sided Machining'
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Westec 2019: Advanced Machine and Engineering’s inverted stud ball element enables full five-sided profile machining, which decreases overall machine time.

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Advanced Machine and Engineering’s inverted stud ball workholding element enables full five-sided profile machining, which decreases overall machine time. It can be used for a variety of industries including aerospace, medical and automotive, the company says. The ball element and stud combination provides a one-component design that is said to remain stress-free by conforming to the part that is being machined.

The self-aligning fixture element (S.A.F.E.) includes a ball element with six-degrees of rotation in any direction; swiveling ball element contact pads that enable less internal stresses for bent or angled parts requiring clamping; Viton O-ring protection that prevents penetration of chips and coolant within the ball element system; and fixed press fit ball element heights for locating and positioning.

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