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Part Fixturing For Diamond Machining
Author(s): Leonard E. Chaloux
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Paper Abstract

Successful production of diamond turned components can be extremely dependent on the fixturing used to support the workpiece during the machining operation. Typical fixturing methods include vacuum chucking, air chucking and mechanical clamping. Depending on the type of part to be machined, suggested fixturing methods can vary widely. For example, a part requiring a flycut surface is not subject to the centrifugal forces and balance requirements of a part that must be turned about an axis of rotation. Therefore, in many cases the fixturing required for flycutting may be much simpler than that required for turning. In all cases, there are general guidelines that should be followed to determine the best method of fixturing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1984
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0508, Production Aspects of Single Point Machined Optics, (11 December 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944968
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Leonard E. Chaloux, Pneumo Precision, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0508:
Production Aspects of Single Point Machined Optics
Donald P. Brehm, Editor(s)

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