BULLETIN: SPEEDGRIP NOSE PLATES                    6/14/2022

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To All, For those customers and sales representatives that are not aware, Speedgrip revised the single and double taper nose plate designs back in 2019.  We eliminated approximately 50% of the holes on the bases.  The purpose of this bulletin is to inform everyone so that they are aware of this.  We have had a few customers order these parts …


Matthew Mayer Speedgrip Chuck Company 1 Comment

To All, Attention customers and sales representatives, due to quality and performance over cost-effectiveness, Speedgrip will no longer be offering collets made of cast iron. Speedgrip is now only offering collets made of solid steel. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause however please be assured the quality of solid steel will outperform the cast iron collets. Speedgrip reserves the …

Rigid, Accurate, and Dependable Workholding

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By David A. Stokely Greater accuracies, faster cycle times, and better surface finishes are all byproducts of choosing the right workholding solution for gear production. As I sit down to write this article, I realize that in one week I will have spent 35 years of my life manufacturing and designing chucks. I began working here at Speedgrip Chuck, Inc. in …

Making Out-of-Round Parts Round

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By David A. Stokely One of the most vexing problems in machining today is how to most efficiently make an out-of-round part round. In the days of thick-walled tubing or cut slugs, this manufacturing task presented little difficulty, but with today’s thin walled near-net-shape parts, the difficulties mount. Fortunately, we have developed several ways to make this task much easier. It …

Region Businesses Honored With Governor’s Half Century Business Awards

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Speedgrip Chuck Company, founded by Fred Earnest and his son Richard Earnest in 1946, is a manufacturer of high-precision, customized workholding equipment for CNC machine tools. From its Elkhart facility, the company sells to a diverse set of customers and industries, including automotive, aerospace, defense, off-road and construction, and health care.

Get the Most Out of Your Workholding Supplier

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I encourage our customers to take full advantage of our design experience. In the course of a year, a typical manufacturing engineer will see at most a handful of new parts. Our designers will see that same number of parts in an average week, and we have the added advantage of being exposed to manufacturing processes across the entire spectrum …

New Workholding Applications

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I’ve said this before, but it really is fun to be a chuck designer.  We never know what new challenges await us when we open up a request for quote folder that has come over from our sales department.  Our customers are continually asking us to help them push the envelope. In this blog post, I will share two quote …

Accu-Flex Inspection Application – Automotive Industry

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Automotive Industry Application – Fast and Highly Accurate Part Inspection   The application:   An automotive component manufacturer needed to 100% inspect a critical feature on a high production volume turned part.   The challenge:   The production was very high, and the large daily quantities needing to be inspected demanded a rapid and reliable way to check the  runout …

Diagram of Aerospace Workholding Solution that Reduces the Part Load Time

Aerospace Industry Application – Large Time & Cost Savings

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The application: A major aircraft component manufacturer had contracts in hand for a large family of aircraft landing gear rods and cylinders.  They had been making these parts for a number of years.  The parts varied widely in geometry features.  The customer needed to centralize an internal cross bore, located on two large external flats, and precisely linearly locate the …