I’m preparing a set of guides to help beginners come up to speed quickly on tooling and workholding for the various CNC machines. We already had two nice articles along those lines:
I just completed a substantial rework and updating of the Guide to Lathe Workholding, so if you’ve never taken a gander at it, this is a good time to have a look.
One of the things it does is to organize lathe workholding into a matrix that compares each technique on the basis of Precision, Repeatability, and Convenience. I always find having a framework of some kind to organize a bunch of concepts can really make it easier to learn and use the concepts.
There’s also a basic description of each of the workholding techniques and some other useful information like a 2-part Haas video series on the right way to make and use Soft Jaws.
Future articles will include:
– CNC Mill Cutter Types
– CNC Router Workholding
If you have suggestions for some other very basic guides you’d like to see us do, let me know.
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