Workholding

Workholding is the science of keeping your part in place through locating and clamping. Workholders will keep your workpiece in a specific spot while you perform a machining operation. Workholders range from standard devices such as chucks to the dedicated fixture created by a tool designer.
These classes will answer your questions about workholding. The content is for individuals who need information about the process of workholding and the products to make it happen. Content covers the use of common components as well as specialized applications for the more experienced users.


Class Functional Area Format Difficulty Version Department
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Classes 1 to 8 of 8
Intro to Workholding 104

This class introduces the role of a workholding device during the manufacturing process and identifies common groups of these devices.

Machining Online Beginner 1.0 Workholding
Supporting and Locating Principles 106

This class describes the fundamental theory to properly supporting, locating, and clamping a workpiece. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Machining Online Beginner 1.0 Workholding
Locating Devices 107

This class identifies the most common types of locating components used in custom workholding devices and fixtures.

Machining Online Beginner 1.0 Workholding
Clamping Basics 108

This class covers the most common types of clamping components and explains their relative advantages and applications.

Machining Online Beginner 1.0 Workholding
Chucks, Collets, and Vises 110

This class identifies the standard workholding devices used for both the mill and the lathe.

Machining Online Beginner 1.0 Workholding
Fixture Body Construction 200

This class discusses common tool body forms and the material and cost considerations associated with their construction.

Machining Online Intermediate 1.0 Workholding
Fixture Design Basics 210

This class identifies the major factors to consider when beginning the design of a customized fixture. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Machining Online Intermediate 1.0 Workholding
Drill Bushing Selection 230

This class will identify the major groups of bushings and their appropriate use.

Machining Online Intermediate 1.0 Workholding
FormatFunctional AreaDepartment IDDepartmentClass IDClass NameDescriptionDifficultyVersionLanguageRelated Classes
OnlineMachining100Workholding100104 Intro to Workholding 104 This class introduces the role of a workholding device during the manufacturing process and identifies common groups of these devices.Beginner1.0English
OnlineMachining100Workholding100106 Supporting and Locating Principles 106 This class describes the fundamental theory to properly supporting, locating, and clamping a workpiece. Includes an Interactive Lab.Beginner1.0English
OnlineMachining100Workholding100107 Locating Devices 107 This class identifies the most common types of locating components used in custom workholding devices and fixtures.Beginner1.0English
OnlineMachining100Workholding100108 Clamping Basics 108 This class covers the most common types of clamping components and explains their relative advantages and applications.Beginner1.0English
OnlineMachining100Workholding100110 Chucks, Collets, and Vises 110 This class identifies the standard workholding devices used for both the mill and the lathe.Beginner1.0English
OnlineMachining100Workholding100200 Fixture Body Construction 200 This class discusses common tool body forms and the material and cost considerations associated with their construction.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMachining100Workholding100210 Fixture Design Basics 210 This class identifies the major factors to consider when beginning the design of a customized fixture. Includes an Interactive Lab.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMachining100Workholding100230 Drill Bushing Selection 230 This class will identify the major groups of bushings and their appropriate use.Intermediate1.0English