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Chucks

Chucks comprise a category of universal holding devices used in turning applications, capable of interior diameter or outer diameter (ID or OD) clamping. Chucks feature two to eight jaws, catered to fit the shape of the workpiece. Lathe chucks can be mounted vertically, horizontally, or inverted, and are operated either manually, electrically, hydraulically, or pneumatically. Along with standard jawed chucks, magnetic, electrostatic, and vacuum chucks also exist for custom applications.

Chucks: Articles

Faster Throughput = Faster ROI

SMW Autoblok MM e-motion chuck

Getting the most out of your shop’s tool and workholding products leads to increases in uptime.

Getting the most out of your shop’s tool and workholding products leads...

To Balance, Or Not To Balance? Toolholders, That Is

Big Kaiser

It’s time for machine tool builders and machining companies to shelf the long-standing ISO 1940-1 standard in favor of ISO 16084:2017. Not only is balancing tools rarely necessary, it can also be risky.

It’s time for machine tool builders and machining companies to shelf the...

As Machine Technology Advances, The Chuck Must Follow

Schunk’s 3-jaw universal ROTA THW Plus power chuck

Just as the right workholding can improve your bottom line, inappropriate workholding can eat into profits. Make sure the chuck that came with your lathe isn’t keeping the machine from delivering the throughput and increased capacity it’s capable of.

Just as the right workholding can improve your bottom line, inappropriate workholding...

How to Pull Off Tough Machining Jobs Without Pulling Out

With Video

By using special drive keys in the tool holder that perfectly match the spiral-shaped grooves on the cutting tool shank to create frictional clamping forces and a positive locking form-fit, the Safe-Lock system from Haimer effectively prevents the cutting tool from pulling out of the tool holder, increases the productivity through faster permissible speeds, and increases tool life.

By using special drive keys in the tool holder that perfectly match...
Chucks: Products

Maintain Your (Tool) Balance

Sandvik Coromant, chuck

You don’t have to be an expert in measurement and inspection thanks to products that make balancing your tools fast and easy

You don’t have to be an expert in measurement and inspection thanks...

It’s All About the Connections

Schunk, chuck jaw

Improvements and advancements in chucks, collets and quick-change tooling speed up your tool changing processes.

Improvements and advancements in chucks, collets and quick-change tooling speed up your...
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