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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.

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.

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

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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...

Stacked Hydraulic Workholding Beams Up New Business

Special Machined Components took beam machining business away from a competitor by using a ProHold six-vise stacked hydraulic workholding system from Planet Products.

Special Machined Components took beam machining business away from a competitor by...

TE-CO Workholding

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

An overview of TE-CO, Inc. and its organization, products, services and capabilities.
Vises and Vise Jaws: Products

Single-Acting 5-Axis Vise for 6-Sided Machining

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Schunk Kontec KSX-C2 5-axis vise

An active jaw pull-down function enables Schunk’s Kontec KSX-C2 vise for 5-axis machining centers to securely hold the smallest of parts for machining of a sixth side. Quick-change system enables exchange of a large number of system jaws within seconds without tools.

An active jaw pull-down function enables Schunk’s Kontec KSX-C2 vise for 5-axis...
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