• Primary Considerations for 5-Axis Workholding

    Jul 05, 2017

    Lean your Machine - Multi Axis Top Tooling

    Clearance and rigidity are the primary considerations when choosing the best vises and fixtures for 5-axis machining.  There must be adequate clearance for the cutting tool and part in their position to the table, providing sufficient space for the Y-axis, the fixture height and size of the part.
    The goal when switching from a 3-axis machine to 5-axis is to reduce handling, tooling changes and cycle time.  It is all about a single set-up, or Done-in-One.  Because there is less handling in 5-axis machining the chance of error is minimized, providing more consistent quality parts.

  • Jergens Workholding Solves 5-Axis Machining Vibration Issues

    May 09, 2017

    B.C. Instruments, a company headquartered in Schomberg, Ontario, has been a stalwart presence in the aerospace, medical, defense, and electronic industries since 1971. Boasting a 57,000 square feet facility with 145 employees, they've embraced Jergens quick change workholding systems to enhance precision machining, witnessing notable time savings, repeatability, and efficiency improvements across their operations.

  • Efficiently Tooling Up Your CNC Machine

    Nov 14, 2016

    Emphasizing the importance of proper tooling and workholding for CNC machines. Advising against opting for the least expensive alternatives and encouraging seeking advice from specialists to ensure the best solutions for specific applications.

  •  Jergens Fastforward Machining Center Opens

    Aug 08, 2016

    Jergens Inc. of Cleveland, OH has launched FastForward™, a new technology center focused on advancing the Maker/Manufacturing movement and promoting education and training for manufacturing stakeholders. Partnering with HAAS Automation and Parlec, the center showcases sophisticated manufacturing technology, offering seminars and classes for skill development.

  • Quick Fixturing: the Link to Manufacturing Efficiency

    Jun 13, 2016

    Efficiency is paramount in modern machining, and a well-designed quick-change workholding system proves to be the linchpin. This system incorporates advanced technologies like ball locking shanks, Zero Point Clamping, and automated features, significantly slashing setup times and expenses, increasing uptime, and multiplying machine output, ultimately establishing an edge in the competitive manufacturing landscape.

  • The Significance of Workholding

    Jun 13, 2016

    Workholding in machining involves securing parts for precise fabrication using tools like vises and attachment methods. It enhances efficiency, accuracy, and throughput by reducing setup times and enabling quick part changes.