Dillon Manufacturing effectively doubles the gripping force of its jaws with the addition of Carbinite, a wear-resistant textured carbide coating which is added to hard or soft jaws after they are milled to customer requirements.
Utilizing a process called Electro Spark Deposition (ESD), Carbinite reduces or eliminates slippage, improving the grip on workpieces to improve mill performance and reduce cycle times, according to the company. Aluminium Vice Jaws
This wear resistant carbide alloys display exceptional bond strength without annealing or distortion. In clamping tests, Carbinite has been shown to nearly double the gripping strength at equal clamping force. The coating is suited for hard or soft jaws, especially Vise Jaws and Step Jaws used for clamping applications, as well as collet pads and jaws.
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In total 16 vises are mounted on a 4th modified axis in a 3-axis machine. Thanks to the use of the compact vise SCHUNK KSC mini, the workpieces can be processed in one set up which results in a strong decline of run through time.
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