PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Dillon Jaw-Forming Ring Grips Entire Workpiece, Maximizes Jaw Life

The Dillon jaw-forming ring is an easy-to-use tool that provides a more uniform grip on the workpiece, thereby maximizing jaw life for cutting and forming operations. Mounted in direct contact with the top jaw, the Dillon jaw-forming ring preloads the chucking system. Lessening the amount of jaw stock removal required during parts set-up maximizes jaw life for requalifying or reforming. Use of the device will provide a jaw surface true to the machine centerline, reduce set-up times, and increase up-times for running machined parts. Dillon jaws support a wide variety of industries including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, consumers, coal, oil and gas, construction, machine tools, mining, paper, rail, and wind energy.

Jaw-forming rings are available for 4”, 5”, 6”, 8”, 10”, 12”, and 15” power chucks. They are capable of a wide range of OD and ID jaw formation. Self-centering action provides equal pressure on all jaws. The jaw-forming ring is the only tool of its kind to compensate for “jaw lift,” even in worn chucks, which results in better parts concentricity.

Dillon Manufacturing Inc. manufactures a complete line of standard and custom workholding solutions including chuck jaws, chucks, vises jaws, soft jaws, hard jaws, collet pad jaw systems, chuck lubrication, and more. With ample production capacities and processes, Dillon can manufacture large production runs of special jaws with the same speed and accuracy as the smaller production lots.

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