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Vises and Vise Jaws

Vises consist of two parallel jaws that clamp together to securely hold a workpiece. In most vises, one jaw is movable by lever or screw, while the other jaw is fixed in place. Vises are made of various materials and can include temporary jaws of sheet copper or leather to cover the permanent surfaces when soft workpieces are being machined. Some vises are able to swivel or pivot in relation to the base, so that the workpiece can be held in a variety of positions. Vises are manufactured in numerous sizes for a variety of uses, from portable hand vises bolted to a workbench, to pipe vises used by plumbers, to angle and rotary vises.

Vises and Vise Jaws: Articles

How to Scale Up Fast With Flexible Production Strategies

Hoffmann Group PPC milling

With the right tools and CAM software, toolmakers and mold makers can keep production capacity flexible and will be able to ramp it up by up to 85% as they restart after the coronavirus outbreak. Hoffmann Group USA’s director of milling explains.

With the right tools and CAM software, toolmakers and mold makers can...

Is the Vise Dead?

Even though it has been around forever, does the vise have limitations for shops in a competitive marketplace? Do you need to reinvent the wheel to reduce some of its limitations? To evaluate the vise’s viability in today’s manufacturing operations, we need to uncover the most efficient way to apply it.

Even though it has been around forever, does the vise have limitations...

Reinventing the Unbreakable Grip

With Video

Examine the design of these machine tool vise jaws to understand how they enable aggressive 5-axis machining of high-value medical and aerospace parts in a single setup by clamping on as little as 2 mm of surface.

Examine the design of these machine tool vise jaws to understand how...
Vises and Vise Jaws: Products

Automation is Simple With Kurt’s New Robotic Gripper and VersatileLock Pneumatic Vise

Kurt Workholding and Absolute Machine Tools have teamed up to create an easy and smart way to introduce turnkey automation in your shop. The exclusive package features a Mitsubishi LoadMate Plus, Kurt 3600A Pneumatic Vise and Kurt RV36 Robotic Gripper working in tandem with a Tongtai VP-10 mass-production high-speed vertical machining center.

Kurt Workholding and Absolute Machine Tools have teamed up to create an...
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