There are different types of lathe chucks and life and failure modes will be affected by your cuttin conditions. There are ball lock chucks, pin arbor chucks, wedge chucks. What type of chuck are you looking into?"
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If it is a standard thread form it will have all the same tolerances except the depth and minimum diameter (assuming it is an external thread) will be dictated by when the top of…"
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"We make a lot of prototype parts and some short run production, i.e. <100. Our machines are purchased with that business model in mind, our shop is set up for that mentality, etc.
Tolerances are really non-existent in prototypes if you go to a…"
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I understand the application but depending on how much steel is removed from the forging you may have several dimensional issues. Is there a stress releive operation after turning and milling? If there is then any side holes or features put…"
"I am not sure what you mean by a 2 jaw chuck started life as a 3 jaw? The advantage of a two jaw over a three jaw is that the customer can take advantage of the live tools in the turrets and machine on the side as well. (Think fluid fittings like…"
I have been working on a project for a customer that requires holding a forged piece in a 2-jaw chuck system for turning and/or milling in a lathe or mill/turn machining center. I do not have a lot of experience with long term wear and failure modes of 2 jaw chucks. Can someone help me understand the the life, failure modes, and anything else that can affect machined component quality in the different types of chucks?