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Why production machining operations require backup workholding

When it comes to production machining, workholding is a small component that deliversoutsized value—or considerable cost. Workholding may be the only machine component thatcomes into …

How to get more life out of your power chucks

If you run your production line around the clock—or even just on a regular basis—you want toget a significant span of life out of your …

Increasing the wear time of customized chucks

After running their customized chucks 24/7, customers sometimes see quality drop offconsiderably. Tolerances aren’t as tight, outputs aren’t as reliable, and sometimes theworkholding stops working …

Three myths about customized chucks

As an expert in manufacturing, you know the value that customized chucks can add to your process, your results, and your bottom line. But to …

Changing a part? Here’s how to avoid delays.

If you’re looking for ways to shorten your time from design to manufacture, getting the rightinformation to the right people at the right time makes …

Installing custom workholding fixtures

If you’ve got engineers and machinists on staff, you might decide to have your own team install your custom workholding fixtures. At first glance, doing …

How custom work chucks pay for themselves

A customer of ours came to us with an existing production process, wondering if custom work chucks would be worth the money. Since custom workholding …

When to plan for custom workholding

When do you think about custom workholding? If you’re like most manufacturers, it’s fairly late in your development process. In some cases, that’s a smart …

Improving perfect performance

Each machining workflow presents its own unique complexities, and the solution to a performance problem may not be readily apparent. Stace-Allen engineers bring years of …