Jack Rushlander, Jergens Technical Sales Manager discusses layout and planning techniques for 5-axis machining centers.
Jack talks about how advancements in 5 Axis CNC machining technology has changed dramatically in the past 20 years. Dynamic Work Offsets and other capabilities have made workholding easier but also given shops even more opportunities to to improve process and reduce cycle time.
Check out the video below and see how Galactic Widget Company tackles the workholding of a Thingamajig.
Andretti Autsport Reduces Set-Up Time by 80% with Big Kiaser Unilock Workholding
Charlie Mitchell, machinist for Andretti Autosport, discusses how Unilock pallets reduced his setup time by as much as 80%.
John Zaya, Product Specialist, explains the concepts behind the UNILOCK Zero-Point workholding system.
He also discusses base pallets and options for 5-axis machines.
0:13 Basic Concepts
0:52 Features of the UNILOCK Clamping Knob
1:50 UNILOCK 5-Axis Program
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Jergen's 5-Axis ER Collet Fixtures Provide Simple Clamping of Cylindrical Parts in a CNC MIll
Looking for a simple and low profile solution for clamping cylindrical workpieces and round bars? Do you ever need to hold a round shank workpiece and machine it in a CNC Mill?
The ER Collet Fixtures provide a simple and low profile solution for clamping cylindrical workpieces using the same technology you are already familiar with in your rotary toolholders.
Not sure which level of precision you need to order for your workholding collet? Tecnicrafts has put together this easy to understand chart that explains the difference between "standard" precision and "ultra" precision for both round stock and hex stock. The tolerance is based upon your ore size. We hope you find this helpful! Call us with questions!
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The Anti Lift Jaw System for a 5th Axis Vise & a Comparison between 5th Axis and Lang Workholding
The anti-lift jaw system from 5th Axis is available for those customers requiring higher precision and accuracy during secondary operation machining.
The system uses a cleat and angled soft jaw to pull the jaw in and down when torque is applied to the lead screw.
Loosen shoulder bolts and remove the standard master jaws from the vise base.
Take the shoulder bolts and utilize them to bolt the cleats onto the vise base. Torque shoulder bolts to 20 ft lbs. (27.11 Nm)
Take anti-lift soft jaw and insert the soft jaw into the cleat. It helps if you insert the soft jaw at a 45 degree angle. Ensure that soft jaw seats properly into cleat.
Take soft jaw covers and place them on the backside of the jaw. Tighten bolts to secure covers to the soft jaw. These covers ensure that no chips on debris enter the anti-lift soft jaw.
Comparison of Jaw Lift on
Technical Support Blog
At Next Generation Tool we often run into many of the same technical questions from different customers. This section should answer many of your most common questions.
We set up this special blog for the most commonly asked questions and machinist data tables for your easy reference.
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