11 December 1984 Part Fixturing For Diamond Machining
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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.
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Leonard E. Chaloux, Leonard E. Chaloux, } "Part Fixturing For Diamond Machining", Proc. SPIE 0508, Production Aspects of Single Point Machined Optics, (11 December 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944968; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.944968
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