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 Names New VP

Kevin Bennett now leads their sales and marketing operations in North America.

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.


Chucks: Products

Accurately Measure Workholding Grip Force in Machine Shops

The Digital Grip Force Analyzer Software and Kit (PC Version) from Kitagawa North-Tech comes bundled as a complete kit, with rugged carrying case, super powerful Bluetooth dongle loaded with PC analyzer software, digital load meter, and the traditional handheld pendant for manual diagnostics, testing and measurement.

Advanced Workholding for High Precision Grinding and Fast Changeover

Ideal for the precision grinding of crankshaft and camshafts, SRG Steady Rests from SMW Autoblok clamp diameters from 12 mm to 136 mm.

Advanced Toolholders and Workholding

New extended reach and hydraulic toolholders, CNC accessories and magnetic workholding systems from Techniks can reduce setup time and change-over time by 50 percent and handle load capacities up to 6,600 lb.