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Cnc Workholding

Cnc Workholding

Understanding CNC Workholding

At PDQ Workholding, we’re passionate about equipping our customers with the knowledge and tools they need for superior CNC machining. CNC workholding involves a variety of methods and devices used to secure a piece of material—known as the workpiece—to a machine tool during machining operations. Effective workholding is critical for precision machining, reducing errors, and improving productivity. Let’s delve into the specifics of CNC workholding options and how they can benefit your machining processes.

Types of CNC Workholding Devices

In our journey towards providing top-tier machining solutions, we have identified key workholding devices that play pivotal roles in CNC operations.

Vises and Clamps

Vises and clamps are among the most common workholding methods, offering simplicity and effectiveness for a wide range of applications. Our hydraulic fixtures often incorporate these elements for enhanced reliability and speed.

Chucks and Collets

Chucks and collets offer precision gripping for turning operations. Our focus on hydraulically-actuated machining center fixtures integrates these devices to ensure perfect alignment and grip strength, enhancing the machining of intricate parts.

Fixtures and Jigs

Custom fixtures and jigs are at the heart of what we do at PDQ Workholding. Designed for specific tasks, these devices ensure repeatability and precision, critical for high-volume production and complex shapes.

Modular Workholding

Modular workholding systems offer flexibility and quick changeovers, crucial for job shops dealing with varied part runs. Our solutions are designed to adapt to the changing needs of our clients, ensuring efficiency in all operations.

Advanced Workholding Solutions

Understanding the need for specialized solutions, we’ve expanded our offerings to include advanced workholding technologies.

Vacuum, Magnetic, and Hydraulic Systems

For non-traditional or delicate materials, vacuum, magnetic, and hydraulic systems provide non-invasive holding power, ensuring material integrity while allowing for precision machining.

Pneumatic and Spring-loaded Systems

Pneumatic and spring-loaded systems offer quick clamping and release capabilities, making them suitable for high-speed machining environments where time is of the essence.

Specialized and Custom Workholding

Every project has unique challenges, which is why we offer specialized and custom workholding solutions, designed and manufactured to meet the exact needs of our clients.

Integration with Automation

Understanding the growing trend towards automation in manufacturing, our workholding solutions are designed to be easily integrated with robotic systems and automation technologies. This synergy between workholding and automation streamlines operations, reducing labor costs and increasing productivity.

Precision and Custom Workholding Design

Our team excels in creating precision workholding devices tailored to specific client requirements. From the initial design phase to final production, we ensure that each solution maximizes efficiency and accuracy.

Soft and Hard Jaws

Depending on the application, we offer soft and hard jaws to complement our vises and chucks, ensuring that our clients can securely and accurately machine parts of varying geometries and materials.

The PDQ Workholding Difference

At PDQ Workholding, our commitment to quality, speed, and innovation sets us apart. Our hydraulically-actuated machining center fixtures are just the beginning. With a comprehensive range of CNC workholding devices and a team dedicated to custom solution design, we’re prepared to tackle any machining challenge.

Thanks to our lean operating practices and responsive customer service, we ensure that our clients not only receive the best workholding solutions but also the support they need to make their projects a success. Our two-year warranty on all fixture components reinforces our promise of quality and reliability.

Located in Columbia City, Indiana, PDQ Workholding is your partner for advanced, efficient, and customized CNC machining solutions. Let us help you enhance your operations with the right workholding devices, designed and manufactured with precision and care.

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1825 W Grand St
Springfield MO 65802 US

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Mobile Yard Ramps


Medlin Ramps – Yard Ramps – Forklift Ramps

14903 Marquardt Ave
Santa Fe Springs CA 90670 US
(877) 463-3546

At Medlin Yard Ramps, our dedication to enhancing material handling efficiency is embodied in our superb range of mobile yard ramps. For over three decades, we’ve fine-tuned our craft, ensuring that every ramp we produce meets the pinnacle of industry standards. Tailored to facilitate the seamless transfer of heavy cargo, our mobile yard ramps are constructed from robust carbon steel, each capable of bearing loads from 16,000 lbs to 30,000 lbs. We recognize the urgency in logistical operations, and our mobile ramps provide the flexibility needed to create a dynamic loading area anywhere on your premises. By choosing Medlin Yard Ramps, you’re not just investing in a product but a partnership that places immense value on quality, durability, and customer service—a partnership that drives your business forward with every load it supports. Medlin Ramps – Yard Ramps – Forklift Ramps

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1100 Northwest 53rd Street Unit 3
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Eje 128 # 180 Interior 10
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+1 800-871-5022

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300 Seebold Spur
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+1 314-965-9111

Profile Technology produces a range of custom-designed and engineered Dado Cutter Heads for the primary and secondary wood industry, as well as plastics and nonferrous metals. Our attention to detail in manufacturing ensures maximum precision, efficiency, and safety for every job. We use quality materials that are built to last, providing longer tool life and superior results. With our commitment to customer service, we make sure you get exactly what you need from every purchase. Profile Technology Inc