Workholding solutions increase throughput which generates uptime because they greatly reduce setup and changeover times. Operators can change workpieces in a highly repeatable manner which significantly increases the quality of the finished part. The primary function of streamlining production is to develop a workholding solution that optimizes the machining of multiple parts at once while maintaining tight tolerances. Below you will find a cross-section of companies that will be showcasing their approach to workholding systems at IMTS from Sept. 12–17 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
As a sustainability advocate and supporter of global sustainability goals, Sandvik Coromant has developed a set of internal goals called Make the Shift to set a new industry standard and raise the bar for sustainable business.
Jergens announced Scott Halfhill to succeed Mark Kubik as its international product and business manager. The announcement comes after Kubik announced his retirement effective April 8th of this year. Halfhill joins Jergens with more than 20 years of leadership and business development experience in manufacturing including extensive work within the automotive industry.
We asked what the future holds for workholding and the industry did not disappoint. All the machining trends such as automation, robotics, sensors, 3D-printed parts, etc. are finding their way into workholding equipment.
With increasingly smaller returns from improving the speed of the actual gear grinding process, improving your setup time has become a primary way to keep improving efficiency. Here's the latest on how you can do that today.
Attached photos (Figs. 1-2) show a
bushing to locate one single bore. This
will be used to locate one single bore
diameter of a gear wheel. What is (the
latest) technology for common clamping a
bushing to locate multiple bore diameters