should I consider magnetic
to traditional fixturing methods,
magnetic workholding frees up all
five sides of your workpiece so
you can machine the entire profile
of the part in one set-up.
Magnetic workholding greatly
reduces set up and part
change-over time, giving your
spindle more time to make chips.
long does magnetic workholding
take to pay for itself?
chucks pay for themselves very
quickly because machine up-time
and production output are
increased. Every case is unique,
but in most cases payoff occurs in
just a few months.
does magnetic workholding simplify
you have your part(s) indicated on
the magnet, change-over only
requires turning the magnet on/off
to remove and load the parts.
is magnetic workholding best
or thin, large or small - just
about any ferrous material can be
held and machined magnetically.
Bigger parts are easier to hold
because there is more metal for
the magnetism to be attracted to.
For smaller parts, using work
stops and nesting the part are
options that work well. Magnetic
workholding is used for just about
any type of drilling, milling, and
boring operation you can think of,
on horizontal or vertical CNC
do I know magnetic workholding
will work for me?
matter what size parts you cut, we
can verify your application on our
"test bed" CNC so we can
offer you a turn-key workholding
solution. We will duplicate your
application using magnetic
workholding and machine your part
to verify the process and document
the time savings. All at no risk
I get magnetic chucks or magnetic
vises have a smaller foot print,
and are turned ON/OFF using a
manual switch. Magnetic chucks
require a controller to turn
ON/OFF, but DO NOT require
electrical connection to maintain
holding power. Magnetic chucks
provide more surface contact with
the workpiece and feature a
greater number of magnetic poles,
so they can produce more holding
power than magnetic vises. During
a power outage magnetic chucks
will not lose holding power, so
they are just as safe to use as