Special top jaws from Dillon Manufacturing can be manufactured to grip a components ID, OD or a combination of both, to suit any workholding application. Available in soft or hard jaws, or full grip jaws, for virtually any chuck manufacturer, Dillon manufactures special top jaws from 1018, 1045, 4140, 8620, A-2, 6061 aluminum, and stainless steel.
A comprehensive website provides complete details and includes an “easy quote” format with “fill-in-the-blanks” convenience at dillonmfg.com/special-jaws. Dillon standard and custom chuck jaws and collet pads and jaws are suitable for high-speed machining, as well as precision boring, tapping, drilling and finishing across virtually all industrial markets.
Related Glossary Terms
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.
Workholding device that affixes to a mill, lathe or drill-press spindle. It holds a tool or workpiece by one end, allowing it to be rotated. May also be fitted to the machine table to hold a workpiece. Two or more adjustable jaws actually hold the tool or part. May be actuated manually, pneumatically, hydraulically or electrically. See collet.
Flexible-sided device that secures a tool or workpiece. Similar in function to a chuck, but can accommodate only a narrow size range. Typically provides greater gripping force and precision than a chuck. See chuck.
- inner diameter ( ID)
inner diameter ( ID)
Dimension that defines the inside diameter of a cavity or hole. See OD, outer diameter.
- outer diameter ( OD)
outer diameter ( OD)
Dimension that defines the exterior diameter of a cylindrical or round part. See ID, inner diameter.
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.