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Inquiries Regarding Quick-Change Plate for Trunnion

Inquiries Regarding Quick-Change Plate for Trunnion

June 12, 2019

Today we talk about the lowest cost solution for quick changing a trunnion without a quick change plate. We're going to look at a CAD model of how we can do this using two devices:  the patent-pending fastener and a locator that are used in T-slots. 

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Forget The Script. We Are Here To Help You Improve Your CNC Workholding Tooling

Forget The Script. We Are Here To Help You Improve Your CNC Workholding Tooling

March 31, 2019

I was supposed to tell you that we were supposed to ask you to subscribe. But, you know, I don't like reading from a script, and you may not either. You know, there are people who constantly have their hand out. So, I am just gonna tell you. We are here to help you. We created these products so that your shop will be more productive, saving money, every day; cycle after cycle. 

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This Is A Whole New Kind of CNC Workholding Fixture. It Combines Modular Fixture Technology w/ T-Slots.

This Is A Whole New Kind of CNC Workholding Fixture. It Combines Modular Fixture Technology w/ T-Slots.

March 31, 2019

I've got some exciting stuff to show you today. Today, we're gonna work on a whole different kind of fixture. This is a combination of our Modular Fixture, where you have Fasteners and ZipBushings incrementally. But, we've also added an element, which is our T-Slot Fasteners with the slots that accept the Xzerts Retractable Dowel Pins. So, I am gonna show you how we use that and I'm gonna kinda show you why we might use a riser or a different pattern at the same time.

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How much force can be applied to the EZE Vise Ultimates? We just found out.

How much force can be applied to the EZE Vise Ultimates? We just found out.

March 30, 2019

We've got this vise set up, and I was asked today by a customer, "how much force does this EZE Vise Ultimate produce?" I thought to myself, this is the perfect opportunity to do a video. We will do it live...

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How To Install Invert-A-Bolt Fasteners and ZipBushings

How To Install Invert-A-Bolt Fasteners and ZipBushings

March 06, 2019

Today we're going to go through the steps required to make the holes so that we can install these two common products that are used in our fixtures. So I've got a fixture that's in work right now. So you can see that this fixture has the hole for the Invert-a-bolt Fastener and the hole for the ZipBushing, and that is the most common type of hole that goes into our fixtures. We're going to show you all the steps.

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This is how we quote modular fixture plates for CNC workholding.

This is how we quote modular fixture plates for CNC workholding.

February 21, 2019

Hey guys it's Rick here from Elijah Tooling.

So, today I am going to take just  bit of your time and we are going to talk about how we go about quoting these plates, the kind of questions we are going to ask you and the kind of information we are going to need so that we can get you what you are going to be able to use. 

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I Will Tell You What Other Tooling Manufacturers Won't: We Broke One of Our Vises...

I Will Tell You What Other Tooling Manufacturers Won't: We Broke One of Our Vises...

December 14, 2018

Today I want to show you something that generally manufacturers don't really want to share with the rest of the world but, we are going to do it anyway.

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What CNC Modular Fixtures Do and Why You Need Them | CNC Workholding

What CNC Modular Fixtures Do and Why You Need Them | CNC Workholding

December 14, 2018

Today, I just wanted to show you these beauties. We are just getting ready to ship them. These are Modular Fixture Plate and I am just going to take a few seconds to describe them so that you know what they do and why you need them. 

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Check Out This Beautiful 5-Axis Modular Work-Holding Fixture

Check Out This Beautiful 5-Axis Modular Work-Holding Fixture

December 05, 2018

This is a round modular fixture that is going into an OKUMA Trunion Type 5 Axis machine. And, as you can see, we have set it up with a standard two inch pattern, just like we have talked about before. it has got the new fastener in it and it has also got the multi-purpose holes. We have talked about them before but, as you can see, it is a bored and threaded hole. 

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The Best Way to Use a Dovetail Vise May Surprise You | CNC Workholding | Elijah Tooling

The Best Way to Use a Dovetail Vise May Surprise You | CNC Workholding | Elijah Tooling

November 06, 2018 1 Comment

Today, we are going to talk about the FLEXVISE™ Reversible Modular Dovetail Vise. I just wanted to show you how you can use the Flex Vise in an unconventional way. I am standing this close to the machine to make you guys understand how stable of a setup we actually have running here. This stability is the main point. The FLEXVISE™ Reversible Modular Dovetail Vise is a very robust vise for great workholding.

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The Most Stable Dovetail Vise in CNC Workholding

The Most Stable Dovetail Vise in CNC Workholding

November 02, 2018 1 Comment

I remember how I came to the point I wanted to develop this vise in the first place. I was walking through a customer’s plant, a large aerospace company, and they pointed over to where they were running a competitor’s dovetail vise. Now, at the time, we didn’t have one, but, they mentioned that it was not very stable, and I thought to myself that we can do better...

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The Best CNC Workholding Method in Aerospace Manufacturing | Elijah Tooling

The Best CNC Workholding Method in Aerospace Manufacturing | Elijah Tooling

October 24, 2018

Today, I’ve got this interesting looking aerospace part. I thought I would go through and describe one of the key processes by which many of our fasters, you can see them connected to the back of this, are used. This is called Picture Framing.

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