Magnetic Chucks for Milling

The manufacturing industry has recognized magnetic chucks as the first option for workholding steel parts on a milling machine.

Magnetic workholding has proven to be better than conventional clamping methods because:

  • It reduces set-up time
  • Uniform clamping reduces vibration in the workpiece
  • Greater accessibility to the workpiece
  • Predictable and accurate clamping forces

Today’s magnets are more powerful to the extent that high stock removal rates are achievable and in addition, the workpiece does not have to be flat.  Simple top tooling (pole extensions) can be utilized to accommodate almost any geometric shape.

Two magnetic chuck options are available: Multi-Flux and Long Pole, each having their own advantages.

DocMagnet is not loyal to any specific pole design, and believe that the application dictates the best magnetic solution.