Is the Vise Dead?
The vise is the most ubiquitous piece of workholding equipment in facilities serving just about every industry, from aerospace to medical. They are versatile, rigid and reliable, don’t consume excessive volume and have been around forever, yet the “it’s how we’ve always done it” argument doesn’t hold water for shops in a competitive marketplace – or for operators and machinists looking to increase their skills for that matter.
In his latest article for Fabricating & Metalworking, John Zaya, product manager of workholding, evaluates the vise’s viability in today’s manufacturing operations. Read the full article here.