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    Elijah Tooling Vlog

    Today we're going to take this drab looking rectangular part and convert it to a beautiful multi-axis type part and you're going to get the join me!
      I was supposed to be comparing these two products: this is our fastener, this is Jergens ball lock. You know what? They both­­ have great features. I'm not here to bash my competitor. In fact, I was thinking about ou

        Don't Play Games With Your Machine Shop. Workholding solutions need to be repeatable, precise and rapid. When we think about manufacturing, we want something that is standardized, something that's repeatable, something that your programmers, your machinist, everybody, in your organization can depend on.

          So what we're going to do, is we're going to load our vices, we're going to load a part, we're going to probe it in, we're going to cut it. And then, we're going to go to the next step; which is to load our trunnion, load it, load a part and start it up. What's the point? Well, we're trying to show you how fast you can load and unload your parts of course. And then, also how fast it is to bring the trunnion in, and precisely locate it; get it into place and start machining with it.

            We've got three big features to consider a plate that's oversized. One: we get more travel out of our, or use of our travels. Two: ergonometrics, making it easier for the machine operator. And three: if we're using a fourth axis trunnion we're benefiting ourselves again from the travel standpoint.

              How Smart CNC Fixturing Can Help You Save $43,000/Per Year For Every Machine In Your Shop! Comparing a Modular fixture with a dedicated fixture.
                So, this is a t-slot fixture it incorporates our t-slot fasteners, they work like our other invertible fasteners. In other words, they screwed it in and out of the product. In this case, we're having them screw in and out of the modular vices. But, they could be a part, that could be a plate, it could be whatever you want to load and unload.

                  Hey guys, today I’m out at the home ranch. You know city boy turned farmer- actually wife turned farmer. Believe it or not we’ve got five heifers, one cow, three donkeys, two horses, four cats, and a dog. So, of course, we’ve got to have a 50 horse tractor and that’s why I’m out here today. I want to talk to you a little bit about our tractor and a lot about our products.

                    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. 
                      This is a unique quick-change application. We made quick change plates for an old manual hydraulic press. But, you know what? You can make good use of quick-change in this situation as well. Check this out!
                        We created a little plastic modular fixture that we can provide to you as a demo kit. It has all the basic elements of a full-sized modular fixture in it. This gives you the ability to actually test the fixture out and quick-change something yourselves!
                          We had customers telling us our Zipbushing™ were not only saving them time, they were also SAVING their fixtures and tombstones from being scrapped entirely because of the difficulty in removing the standard bushings/threaded inserts we knew we had a special product on our hands.