Episode 82: Workholding: Is Your Shop Doing It Right?
Many of us spend a lot of time comparing tooling for our CNC machines, but if you’re not looking at the workholding, you could be missing out on a critical part of the machining equation.
In this special episode of Machine Shop Talk, Ian Sandusky from Lakewood Machine is back to take a look at fixturing and workholding, and why it’s an essential part of your machining process. When looking at outfitting a machine with workholding, modularity and setup speed is key, and the Jergens Inc Ball-Lock subplate system is an intriguing option you may want to consider. From double vises with soft jaws for high production to heavy-duty milling vises for maximum material removal – join Ian as he explores, installs, and tests out this workholding solution.
How does your current workholding setup look and how do you like it? Have you ever tried the Jergens system?