How Shrink Fit Chucks Fit Single Blade Applications

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. 
Chucks: Articles

Hard Turning on a Magnetic Chuck

Figure 1. All three areas of the hardened ring on this magnetic workholding set-up will withstand a 0.200 in depth of cut at 0.020 in feed per revolution. A demagnetizing cycle provides easy workpiece removal.
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.

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Chucks: Industry News

Röhm Holds Grand Opening Oktoberfest

At the ribbon cutting during the grand opening of the new North American manufacturing and headquarters facility of Röhm Products of America in Suwanee, GA. Dr. Joachim Hummler opens the ceremony with his comments. To the right of him is Matthew Mayer, the chief executive officer of Röhm Products of 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. 

KOMET and SCHUNK Hold Joint Distributor Event

All types of workpieces and various materials such as cast iron and aluminum were machined, boasting the depth of KOMET tools as well as the variety of clamping technology available from SCHUNK, offering a wide array of flexibility. 
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. 

Techniks Offers Certified Toolholder Promotion

As Capto tooling continues to grow in popularity, offering Capto-Compatible tooling reinforces the company's commitment to providing a wide range of high quality toolholders for CNC machines.
This introductory 30 percent promotion covers ER collet chucks, ShrinkFIT holders, end mill holders, face mill arbors, and turning tools.


Chucks: Products

Put On Hold

For precise serial production, the ROTA NCO lathe chuck from SCHUNK has the highest clamping force, lowest jaw stroke and lowest height of any chuck in its class, ensuring more space in the engine room, shorter cycle times, and higher versatility.
The increase in higher precision machining is creating demand for stronger, more durable, faster acting, closer tolerance chucks and collets that can grip and hold the parts and the tools being used. Here is a review of some of the latest chuck and collet solutions that meet that demand.

Clamping for Difficult Machining Applications

The non-rotating air manifold in the Systec chuck uses Teflon seals that are virtually maintenance free and help increase the grip force. The chuck operates with just 90 psi air pressure. Internal safety valves prevent loss of air pressure and gripping force.
These clamping systems from Lexair are ideal upgrades for manual lathes, rotary tables and indexers that require higher grip force for difficult applications.

Chucks for Machining Oil/Gas Pipes

Pneumatic 6-jaw front-end LVE chucks can be configured to machine bent pipe; ES versions have rapid stroke and clamping stroke; other versions have retracting clamping arms for pre-centering the workpiece; still others have spring clamping and pneumatic release. 
Pneumatic 6-jaw front-end LVE chucks from Röhm are ideal for machining the ends of especially large and long pipes used for extracting crude oil or natural gas.