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with tag: 'Multi-axis machines'

Welcome to our news and resource blog. Here you will find our recent developments relating to people, products and processes for three business units - Workholding Solutions, Specialty Fasteners and Lifting Solutions. To keep pace with industry, we are continually introducing new technologies, increasing our reach and sharing our successes.
Trends in Multi-Axis Workholding and Quick Change Fixturing

Long term industry trends to lean manufacturing, shorter lead times, smaller batch sizes and more setups have led to the growing use of 5 axis and multi-axis machines and accessories to eliminate multiple operations. And, after putting significant effort into cycle time reduction through advanced application of cutting tools, users are also paying more attention to set-up time reduction and quick change fixturing to improve their operations.
Jergens Workholding Solutions Group Introduces New 5-Axis Quick Change Workholding SystemJergens Workholding Solutions Group Introduces New 5-Axis Quick Change Workholding System
Cleveland, OH – May 6, 2011Jergens, Inc., the world leader in quick change fixturing, introduces a new workholding system that dramatically reduces costly set up times on 3+2 multi-axis and 5-axis machines. The Fixture Pro® 5-Axis Quick Change System permits multi-sided access to pallet-mounted workpieces and provides locating accuracy to help manufacturers increase productivity and maximize the capability of their 5-axis machines. Jergens offers modular system components in a variety of sizes and styles from inventory, with short turnaround on custom sizes for special applications.
Myths About 5-Axis Workholding –What You Need to Know

It was evident at the recent IMTS show in Chicago that 5 Axis machining is rapidly becoming the norm instead of an exception. l felt like a kid in the candy store as I walked the show. Most CNC machine tool builders offer several models of multiaxis machines and the capabilities of these machines are truly amazing. They combine seemingly contradictory traits smooth motion, rigidity, speed and precision. There is a machine to suit any budget and if a dedicated 5-axis machine is out of one's reach, there are many third party single and dual rotary devices available enabling you to instantly turn your 3-axis machine into....