high-density workholding

Heavy Traffic – High-Density Workholding

Since the dawn of CNC milling, machinists have been trying to squeeze more parts onto the table and position them quicker. That’s because to a machinist, it’s all about reducing setup time and cranking out more parts per hour. There are many ways to achieve this, but for shops still relying on the old tried,[…]


Mighty Fine – Wire EDM eliminates secondary operations

For years, conventional machining wisdom has held that achieving a superior surface finish after EDMing—2µin. Ra or better—requires time-consuming grinding, honing or polishing. Worse, it means removing the workpiece from the EDM to perform these processes. This adds cost and possibly causes dimensional inaccuracy. In the past, conventional wisdom has said abrasive finishing is required[…]