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.
Chucks: Articles

Stick to the Story

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’

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

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

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

Kitagawa-NorthTech Hires Manager of Engineering

Ed Johannesen now leads their design engineering, quality and continuous improvement operations.

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.


Chucks: Products

Medical Machining: Tooling

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

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

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.