Fixturing Systems

Tombstone Fixtures Increase Cylinder Component Production Over 40 Percent

TRD Manufacturing uses flexible workholding fixtures from AME that hold 56 different block sizes, offer quick changeover and can run different parts on each side or run multiple pallet loads of the same part in high production.
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Fixturing Systems: Articles

Small Investment in Trunnion Tables Rewards Big in Productivity

Using
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ball
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place
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Bolt-on trunnion tables from MMS help Indelac Controls reduce setups on Haas VF4 VMCs from six to two and cut cycle time by 40 percent, while delivering a 100 percent ROI in just days.

Kennametal and Haimer Sign Agreement to Supply KM4X Spindle Connection

John Tucker (L) and Andreas Haimer (R). 
“This agreement is a perfect fit because it confirms both Haimer and Kennametal as leaders in high-end innovative technologies for world manufacturing,” says Andreas Haimer, director and member of the executive board of Haimer GmbH.
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Manufacturers to benefit from combination of leading toolholding and spindle connection solutions.

IMI Announces Dennis O’Leary as New President

"I’m obviously thrilled with the progress our company continues to make year-over-year, which is a testament to teamwork and a solid business model"Dennis O'Leary, IMI(Click on photo to enlarge it)
The past president of IMI, Bud Shear, will now be taking on the role of the company's chief executive officer.

EXSYS Tool Appoints New Territory Manager for California

In this newly created role, Mike Englebrecht will further enhance the company’s tool holding sales and support functions, as well as overall market position on the West coast.
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Mike Englebrecht is hired to explore significant growth opportunities for advanced tool holders in the current surge in manufacturing on the West Coast, where shops need comprehensive metal working solutions to effectively compete in today’s challenging marketplace.

TE-CO Workholding

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An overview of TE-CO, Inc. and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

 

Fixturing Systems: Products

Aerospace Assembly Clamps

These aerostructure workholding clamps from DE-STA-CO are designed for fuselage, wing assembly and drilling fixtures.
DE-STA-CO introduces a new line of workholding clamps designed specifically for fuselage, wing assembly and drilling fixtures. Each of these new clamps can be modified to meet individual specs in terms of space, force and variations in material thickness.

Malleable Cast Iron Clamping Squares for Modular Welding Tables

Heavy Duty Clamping Squares from Strong Hand Tools are compact and easy to handle with a slim, space saving profile that saves valuable tabletop space. Use the 26 mounting holes to stop, locate, clamp, or square up stock at 90 deg. An extra-long mounting slot allows for adjustable mounting, and can easily accommodate two mounting bolts for greater stability.    
BuildPro Malleable Cast Iron Clamping Squares from Strong Hand Tools are 4-face Heavy Duty Clamping Squares that feature a total of 26 mounting holes over three surfaces for unlimited options in fixturing with the BuildPro Modular Welding Tables.

Easier Pallet Automation to Automate Horizontal Machining Centers

The large pallet capacity of the FPC makes it possible to run production with zero set-up times. The MMS5 control allows automatic dynamic rescheduling of jobs in changing production situations and offers the benefits of mass production even with batch sizes of one. 
The first step into pallet automation is now shorter than ever with a compact FPC system from Fastems that handles pallet sizes from 400 mm to 1250 mm and workloads from 750 kg to 7500 kg on up to three machining centers.
Events Calendar
September 8 - 13, 2014
McCormick Place -- Chicago, IL
September 10 - 11, 2014
Miller and Hobart Technology and Training Center -- Houston, TX
September 15 - 17, 2014
San Diego Convention Center -- San Deigo, CA
September 16 - 18, 2014
Houston, TX
September 17 - 18, 2014
John S. Knight Center -- Akron, OH