Self-Centering Vises Resist Jaw Deflection, Part Lift
Kurt’s MaxLock HP series of self-centering vises are designed for maximum five-axis workholding rigidity.
Kurt’s MaxLock HP series of self-centering vises are designed for maximum five-axis workholding rigidity. The AngLock design and new lift control system are said to combat jaw deflection and part lift. With ±0.0005" repeatability, these vises provide a centerline that easily adjusts to the center of the table rotation. They can also achieve both OD and ID clamping of parts. The vises are available in 5", 7" and 9" long models with either serrated or dovetail jaws.
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.
Don't assume the standard chuck is the right workholding for every lathe application.
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.