MagVISE Workholding Chucks

August 01,2015

Techniks says its MagVISE workholding chucks are fast, reliable and save 50-60 percent on setup time. Magnetic workholding also provides the freedom to machine on four sides and the top of the workpiece, so you can cut more metal faster. Magnetic workholding is used for facemilling, edge milling, drilling and even boring on thick or thin workpieces.

MagVISE chucks quickly pay for themselves in time saved and increased production, according to the company. MagVISE chucks are available in a wide variety of types and sizes to fit all machines. From large dedicated chucks, to modular types and custom chucks built to exact specifications, the company offers them. Techniks even makes chucks for 4- and 5-axis machining and vertical turning applications. MagVISE magnetic chucks easily integrate with pallet changing and tombstone systems to user requirements.

Related Glossary Terms

  • boring

    boring

    Enlarging a hole that already has been drilled or cored. Generally, it is an operation of truing the previously drilled hole with a single-point, lathe-type tool. Boring is essentially internal turning, in that usually a single-point cutting tool forms the internal shape. Some tools are available with two cutting edges to balance cutting forces.

  • facemilling

    facemilling

    Form of milling that produces a flat surface generally at right angles to the rotating axis of a cutter having teeth or inserts both on its periphery and on its end face.

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

    Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.

  • milling

    milling

    Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.

  • turning

    turning

    Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.