Check out how a special dual contact stick turning toolholder developed by Briney Tool Systems eliminated the need for one shop to re-engineer their catalog of lathe stick tools.
The way we machine parts has changed significantly over the years. Now it’s time to change how we think about workholding too.
See why Starrag uses shrink fit chucks so their rotationally symmetric clamping body has less interfering contours and higher run-out accuracy when roughing and finishing hard-to-cut materials used for highly precise turbine blades, impellers, blisks and other structurally complex parts.
Green or hard turning on a magnet is becoming more accepted as an alternative for lathe chucking, particularly for rings which are vulnerable to deflection.
The facility supports increasing opportunities in clamping and gripping technology in Mexico and Central America.
Their new 32,000 sq ft facility in Suwanee, GA, is three times larger than their previous location in order to manufacture in the U.S. and expand service and support operations across North America.
The five-hour event included demos of SCHUNK workholding and toolholding working together seamlessly with KOMET cutting tools in a machining center on the production floor.
Quick-Grip CNC Collet Chucks from Royal Products enable shops to improve their production times and accuracy while eliminating change-over problems associated with standard collets.
Workholding must be updated to make full use of the small lot flexibility that machine tools now offer so that the same part cost can be achieved in much shorter production runs. Here are some of the latest advances in workholding technology for shops to consider.
MagVISE workholding chucks from Techniks are used for face milling, edge milling, drilling, and even boring operations on all four sides and the top of thick or thin workpieces.