Gerardi Precision Modular Vises are reportedly designed to cover most machine shop workholding needs at lowest cost. The Gerardi system includes a huge range of interchangeable beds, bed extensions, jaws and jaws inserts. The Gerardi modular system also includes a range of tombstones for horizontal machines that, together with the Zero Point system for quick change of any type of fixtures, make Gerardi able to manufacture any type of workholding equipment for turnkey applications.
Gerardi produce also high-performance angle heads for conventional machines and for MC and driven tools for CNC lathes. These fixtures allow milling, drilling and tapping and have become internationally appreciated for their high quality and reliability. Ideal for aerospace, automotive or other high precision application.
Related Glossary Terms
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
- gang cutting ( milling)
gang cutting ( milling)
Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.
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.
Machining operation in which a tap, with teeth on its periphery, cuts internal threads in a predrilled hole having a smaller diameter than the tap diameter. Threads are formed by a combined rotary and axial-relative motion between tap and workpiece. See tap.