Toolholders, Workholding Designed for Swiss-Type Lathes
WhizHold from WhizCut provides a range of toolholders and workholding products that are specially developed for Swiss-type lathes.
WhizHold from WhizCut provides a range of toolholders and workholding products that are specially developed for Swiss-type lathes. The company also provides a range of additional products for setting up Swiss-type lathes, including collet holders, collets and revolving ends designed to help shops get the most out of their machines.
The company uses an integrated approach to help users ensure that workpiece and tool clamping are matched to their Swiss-type machine’s capabilities and the type of work that will be done.
Finding a way to fixture contoured marine propellors proved to be this shop’s biggest challenge in developing an effective automated machining cell.
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.
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.