Workholding plays a critical role in the metalworking equipment equation. Chuck condition is becoming even more important in multi-axis machining where additional angles and motion can amplify problems.
Charlie Mitchell, machinist for Andretti Autosport, spent up to eight hours setting up his five-axis machine with 10 tools to run 30 to 40 different processes on a part. Using UNILOCK pallets, set-ups times are 70 to 80 percent shorter.
The flexible, modular Unilock Zero-Point Clamping System, offered by BIG KAISER Precision Tooling Inc., is now available in a kit specifically designed for all Haas 160mm platter rotary indexing tables.