Large-Diameter Chuck Jaws Enable Faster Setups
Eastec 2019: Matching workholding to Dillon Manufacturing’s large-diameter (15" to 60") chucks is said to enable faster setups.
Matching workholding to Dillon Manufacturing’s large-diameter (15" to 60") chucks is said to enable faster setups. Standard configurations to fit different chuck manufacturers, sizes of hard or soft top jaws, and full grip (pie) jaws are available. The jaws are available in 1018, 1045, 4140, 8620, A-2 and 6061 aluminum as well as stainless steel.
Jaws with extra height or width can be manufactured to customer specification using a fill-in-the-blank quote format. The company’s standard and custom chuck jaws, collet pads and jaws are especially useful for high-speed machining, as well as precision boring, tapping, drilling and finishing, according to the company.
Affordable indexers and fourth-axis rotary tables greatly enhance the capability of vertical machining centers. It’s almost as good as having a horizontal machining center.
These vise jaws use protruding, mechanical pins to repeatedly support workpieces either horizontally or at angles. They are said to allow quicker setups than conventional parallels.
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.