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Do Lathe Operations on the Bed of Your Mill

RapidTurn from Tormach securely positions parts in 15 deg increments for secondary work on the primary spindle of the mill, which is ideal for cutting wrench flats or drilling cross holes on turned parts without additional setups.
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Stick to the Story

The special Dual Contact CAT50 stick turning toolholder developed by Briney for an Okuma MacTurn 550 milling/turning center. The dual contact of the toolholder taper shank and the toolholder flange eliminates pull-back of the toolholder. The steep taper contacts the spindle taper and flange contact on the spindle face, making a solid union in both the axial and radial planes. As a result, dual contact toolholders are resistant to axial movement because the face contact prevents the toolholder from being pulled up into the spindle at high speed.
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.

Beat the Competition on a Budget with this Entry-Level ‘Automation’

A Unilock zero-point clamping system uses air pressure plus die springs to drive clamping pins against a tapered clamping knob that is attached to a base plate, fixture or directly to the workpiece for easy palletization of single or multi-chuck applications.
The way we machine parts has changed significantly over the years. Now it’s time to change how we think about workholding too.  

How Shrink Fit Chucks Fit Single Blade Applications

As a long-time partner of the aircraft industry, Starrag develops precise turnkey machine tool solutions for the production of turbine elements. One standard element of such complete
systems is Haimer shrinking technology. (Photo courtesy of Starrag)
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. 

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

Bilz Tool Adds New Manufacturer’s Reps

Denco is now their agency for the southeastern U.S. and Tool Application Services covers Southern California and northwest Mexico.

Röhm Expands Regional Sales Team

Al Dopf, Edward Borsos, Jennifer Allison, Jimmy Clark and Rodney Payton now handle sales and service in various regions across North America.

Röhm Expands Service in Mexico with New Office in Monterrey

The ribbon cutting ceremony: Röhm Products of America CEO Matthew Mayer (second from right), Röhm GmbH CEO Dr. Robert Buchmann (second from left) and Rodolfo Espeleta, managing director of Röhm Products Mexico (center). 
The facility supports increasing opportunities in clamping and gripping technology in Mexico and Central America.

 

Chucks: Products

Medical Machining: Tooling

With a height of only 20 mm, the VERO-S NSE mini pneumatic quick-change module from SCHUNK is extremely thin, making it ideal for retrofitting existing machines to achieve full utilization of the machine area and direct clamping of small precision workpieces being manufactured for use in medical technology.
Take a closer look at some of the newest tooling that can help contract manufacturers meet the machining, micro machining, and laser processing demands for smaller and more complex surgical implants, orthotic devices and medical instruments that are being made from newer materials – and still hold their costs down.

Precision Hydraulic Chucks for Medical Manufacturing

An excellent choice for the ultra-precision and reliability required for medical manufacturing, WTE Precision Hydraulic Chucks from ERI America are developed specifically for high speed micro machining up to 60,000 rpm while delivering concentricity < 0.005 mm in a clamping range from 0.2 mm to 6.4 mm.
High performance WTE Precision Hydraulic Chucks from ERI America provide extreme temperature stability, super strong holding forces combined with excellent vibration damping and high radial stiffness to guarantee improved surface qualities on the workpiece during machining.

The World’s Smallest and Strongest Clamping System

With a height of only 20 mm, the VERO-S NSE mini pneumatic quick-change module from SCHUNK is extremely thin, making it ideal for retrofitting existing machines to achieve full utilization of the machine area and direct clamping of small precision workpieces being manufactured for use in medical technology.
The extremely thin VERO-S NSE mini pneumatic quick-change module from SCHUNK is ideal for retrofitting and fully utilizing existing machines to directly clamp and process small precision parts used in medical technology.