Gripper inserts and assemblies increase workholding force and decrease fixture wear. Installed in a fixture's locating surfaces, serrated grippers slightly penetrate workpieces for greater resistance to workpiece movement than friction alone. Flat-tip grippers extend fixture life by protecting contact surfacers. Grippers are available in hardened tool steel or durable carbide, as individual inserts, or integrated locating assemblies.
Carr Lane Mfg. Co. Inc., 4200 Carr Lane Ct., St. Louis, MO 63119.
Sales of semiconductors, interconnects, and other electronic components in North America were flat through the second quarter of 2015, reflecting a pattern that’s been repeating itself for several years.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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