Jaw Nuts Minimize Jaw Change Time
Dillon Fast-Trac jaw nuts are designed to convert standard chucks into quick-change chucks, reducing jaw change time by as much as half. This system is said to enable users to pre-assemble the next operation jaws while the machine is running a separate job, thus minimizing jaw change time and maximizing productivity and profitability.
Dillon jaw nuts, T nuts and keys are available to fit all popular power chucks from 6" to 24" in diameter, including Forkhardt, Gamet, Howa, Kitigawa, Matsumoto (MMK), Nikko, Pratt Burnerd, Röhm, Samchully, Schunck, SMW and more. They are ideal for workholding applications requiring durability and high strength such as high-speed machining, according to the company. Dillon also offers a special T-nut design and manufacturing service for custom workholding requirements.
Modular fixturing makes sense for this manufacturer, whether it's machining one- or two-of-a-kind parts for its custom machine tools or larger quantities for its contract machining business.
When the length and stiffness of a workpiece make it difficult to machine, many turn to the steady rest.
A non-woven porous material with a special coating enables vacuum chucks and tables to hold sheets of metal and other materials more effectively on CNC routing machines. The material, called Vilmill, is used as a substrate between the sheet or plate material to be machined and a suitable vacuum table or vacuum chuck where it is held securely in place by the vacuum.