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September 1, 2016

Updated Dillon Full Line Chuck Jaw Catalog Now Available

Springfield, OH – Dillon Manufacturing has recently updated their Full Line catalog detailing standard chuck jaws and collet pads, which is available online at http://www.dillonmfg.com/Dillon_Mfg_Catalog.html .  With 48-pages of full color photos and drawings, this new offering details Dillon’s complete lineup of soft jaws, hard jaws and full grip jaws for Serrated, T & G, Acme, and Square Key type chucks.  Details on full grip jaws from 6 to 24-inches in diameter, as well extra high jaws to 10-inches in height for longer service life are also detailed.  Information on collet pads and collet pad jaws, monoblock jaws, and vise jaws is also included.  Dillon special soft and hard jaws are detailed in an “easy quote” format, which allows readers to receive a custom jaw quote with “fill-in-the-blanks” ease and convenience.  Dillon standard and custom chuck jaws and collet pads and jaws are ideal for high speed machining, as well as precision boring, tapping, drilling and finishing across virtually all industrial markets.

Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures a complete line of standard and custom workholding solutions including chuck jaws, chucks, vises jaws, soft jaws, hard jaws, collet pad jaw systems, chuck lubrication, and more.    All products are made in the USA and Dillon is ISO 9000:2008 registered.

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August 17, 2015

Dillon Collet Pad Jaws Are Ideal for Machining Small Diameter Parts

Springfield, OH – Collet pads and collet pad jaws from Dillon Chucks & Jaws are specially designed, quick-change tooling for machining small diameter parts.   Collet pads can be changed quickly maximizing production time, and the jaws can be adapted to many styles of chucks – making them ideal for machining of stems, spools, crimp assemblies, manifolds for high pressure air systems, medical parts, miscellaneous fittings, mechanical and transmission components and specialty valves, and more.  Metal-to-metal fits maintain accuracy.

A collet pad top jaw system increase a chuck’s range of workholding capabilities, allowing more varied part geometries to be machined with the same jaw system. With optimized collet pad jaws and collets, machining routines can be more aggressive, resulting in shorter cycle times and more consistent quality output as well.

Changing over to collet pad jaws is easily accomplished and requires just a jaw change. The time required to change jaws and collets is generally accomplished in a few minutes and is  much quicker than changing entire chucks which may take as long as several hours to complete the changeover.  Machinists using collet pad jaws are able to maximize their chuck capabilities and investment by taking advantage of both chuck and collet pad work including the ability to run material that is hex or square in shape.

Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. offers a complete line of   both S-Type and Warner & Swasey type collet pads.  Collet pad shapes include round, hex, and square with both smooth and serrated gripping surfaces available.  The line also includes collet pad top jaws and W&S solid emergency collet pads.

All Dillon Manufacturing products are Made in the USA. 

Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures a complete line of standard and custom workholding solutions including chuck jaws, chucks, vises, soft jaws, hard jaws, collet pads, and more.  They manufacture jaws using 1018, 1045, 4140, 860, A-2, 6061 aluminum, and stainless steel.  All products are made in the USA.

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August 1, 2016

Air Chuck Jaws Style M and Style R Now Available from Dillon Manufacturing

Springfield, OH – Dillon Chuck Jaws announces a new line of Air Chuck Jaws including both Style M and Style R– such as those often machined using air chucks.   CNC machined for accuracy, the pins serve as a locator and allow precise repeatability plus fast installation.  Available as blank top jaws in 1018 steel or 6061 aluminum, or pie shaped jaws using A360 or 6061 aluminum, plus 1018 steel, they are ideal for all types of air chucks including Kitagawa® Northfield®, and Microcentric® brands.   While Air Chuck Jaws may appear the same, there are significant performance differences due to manufactures’ selected standards, and the manufacturing process used to achieve them. Dillon chuck jaws offer an attractive alternative to expensive OEM jaws and their associated slow deliveries

Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures a complete line of standard and custom workholding solutions including chuck jaws, chucks, vises jaws, soft jaws, hard jaws, collet pad jaw systems, chuck lubrication, and more.    With ample production capacities and processes, Dillon can manufacture large production runs of special jaws with the same speed and accuracy as small runs.  All products are made in the USA and Dillon is ISO 9000:2008 registered.

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June 1, 2016 

Dillon High Performance Jaw Nuts and Keys Improve Chuck Safety and Accuracy

Springfield, OH – With the advancement of machine tool technology including greater horsepower, larger material cuts, and higher machine tool speeds, the stress and mechanical forces upon jaw nuts and t-nuts being used within these operating conditions has greatly increased.   Jaws nuts and keys made from case hardened 1018 CRS can fracture, crack, and break under high speed machine stress loads causing damaged workpieces and chucks, and endangering operators.  Manufactured from 4140 heat treated steel, Dillon Jaw Nuts and Keys provide superior wear resistance, impact resistance, higher tensile strength, and extended jaw nut life.  Operator safety and chuck life are greatly improved by eliminating the use of low carbon jaws nuts and t-nut in the machining process.

Dillon Jaw Nuts, T-nuts, and Keys are available to fit all popular power chucks from 6” in diameter to 24” in diameter including Forkhardt, Gamet, Howa, Kitigawa, Matsumoto (MMK), Nikko, Pratt Burnerd, Rohm, Samchully, Schuck, SMW, SMW-Autoblok, and more.   Standard sizes are stocked for immediate shipment.  They are ideal for workholding applications requiring durability and high strength such as high speed machining. 

Dillon also offers a special T-Nut design and manufacturing service for custom workhlolding requirements. 

Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures a complete line of standard and custom workholding solutions including chuck jaws, chucks, vises jaws, soft jaws, hard jaws, collet pad jaw systems, chuck lubrication, and more.    All products are made in the USA and Dillon is ISO 9000:2008 registered.

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May 19, 2016                                                                                                 

Dillon Reversible Hard Jaws Suitable for ID and OD Workholding to Speed Set-Up Times

Springfield, OH – Reversible hard jaws from Dillon Manufacturing, Inc., which are suitable for ID and OD workholding, can decrease the time and cost of tool set-ups, yet still accurately grip and locate work pieces.  The jaws are designed to hold a specific range of part sizes and are usually used for first operation workholding.  They are available in serrated, Acme Key, square key, and tongue-and-groove styles to fit all brands of chucks.  These single or two-step jaws feature diamond shaped serrations which provide accurate gripping and parts locating.

Manufactured of 8620 steel, case hardened, with ground locating surfaces, and black oxide coated for corrosion resistance.  Dillon also offers custom made special or modified hard jaws with industry-best turnaround times.

Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures a complete line of standard and custom workholding solutions including chuck jaws, chucks, vises jaws, soft jaws, hard jaws, collet pad jaw systems, chuck lubrication, and more.    All products are made in the USA and Dillon is ISO 9000:2008 registered. 

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March 4, 2016                                                                                                                        

Dillon Jaw Forming Rings Provide Uniform Pressure on Jaws for Consistent Bore

Springfield, OH –Dillon jaw forming rings are easy-to-use tools that allow soft jaws to be machined precisely and thus grip the intended workpiece more firmly.  These proven jaw rings provide uniform pressure on all jaws, for a consistent bore.  Machining the jaws at the same clamping pressure used to hold parts yields higher accuracy.  Available in adjustable or chuck-diameter-specific styles, both with no-tools attachment.  The Dillon jaw forming ring compensates for “jaw lift”, even in worn chucks, which results in better parts concentricity.  Use of this device will provide a jaw surface true to the machine centerline, reduce set-up times, and increase up-times for running machined parts.  Dillon Jaws support a wide variety of industries including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, consumers, coal, oil and gas, construction, machine tools, mining, paper, rail and wind energy.

Jaw forming rings are available for 5”, 6”, 8”, 10” and 12” power chucks, or in adjustable versions for 5-8”, 6-10”, and 8-12” chucks.  Self-centering action provides equal pressure on all jaws. 

Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures a complete line of standard and custom workholding solutions including chuck jaws, chucks, vises jaws, soft jaws, hard jaws, collet pad jaw systems, chuck lubrication, and more.    With ample production capacities and processes, Dillon can manufacture large production runs of special jaws with the same speed and accuracy as the smaller production lots.  All products are made in the USA and Dillon is ISO 9000:2008 registered.

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March 21, 2016

Dillon Soft Blank Top Jaws Feature Easy-Locating Features for Consistent Part Clamping

Springfield, OH – Soft jaw blanks from Dillon Jaws feature a milled surface on the jaw

end, opposite to the clamping surface, which serves as an easy-locating feature.  This datum serves as a location point for positioning the counter-bored holes and the jaws’ serrations resulting in exact dimensional matching of Dillon jaw sets. These features reduce set-up times, aid concentric performance, provide better chuck balance, and have a longer jaw life because of the increased jaw accuracies. As a result of having established surfaces in relation to the jaw serrations, Dillon Chuck Jaws consistently perform as a standard workholding component for turned or bored parts. 

 

Available in 1018 steel, and 6061 aluminum as well as 4140, 8620 and A2, brass, delrin, or stainless steel to suit virtually any CNC or manual chuck project involving turned or bored parts. They are ideal for second operation finishing work such as shafts, gear blanks, wheel hub and bearings, and more. 

Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures a complete line of standard and custom workholding solutions including chuck jaws, chucks, vises jaws, soft jaws, hard jaws, collet pad jaw systems, chuck lubrication, and more.    All products are made in the USA and Dillon is ISO 9000:2008 registered.

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February 4, 2016

New Dillon Jaw Force Gauges Measure Productive and Safe Grip on Workpieces

Springfield, OH – New Jaw Force Gauges from Dillon Manufacturing allow users to accurately measure the force applied to each chuck jaw independently, so that problems can be diagnosed and corrected before a failure occurs.   This reading in pounds of chucking force per jaw is the holding force available for that specific jaw (rather than a total force of two or three jaws as other gauges measure).  While poorly gripped parts can be dislodged by tool pressure, resulting in production losses and an unsafe operation, the Jaw Force Gauge allows manufacturers to cut production losses by verifying rated jaw force, identify potential safety hazards, and establish a maintenance schedule. With a force range from 0-30,000 pounds, simple-to-install and easy-to-use Dillon Jaw Force Gauges are ideal for chucks from 6” to 18” (other chucks to maximum 25,000 lbs. rated force per jaw). 

 With this proven product, measurements can be taken, with results compared to determine if, for example, the chuck does not meet manufacturers established jaw force ratings because they require lubrication, or a drawbar/drawtube adjustment.  It also helps to identify if internal chuck parts are worn or broken or, if chuck jaws are not obtaining full travel, and may need disassembly and cleaning.  It also helps users determine if an air or hydraulic actuator requires adjustment to correct leakage or bypass, or if line pressure needs adjustment for proper part chucking.  Ideal for use with chucks from a wide variety of manufacturers, Dillon Jaw Force Gauges keep chucks operating at full force for maximum production, and service life.  Each Jaw Force Gauge sold by Dillon includes detailed instructions for proper set up and use. 

Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures a complete line of standard and custom workholding solutions including chuck jaws, chucks, vises jaws, soft jaws, hard jaws, collet pad jaw systems, chuck lubrication, and more.    All products are made in the USA and Dillon is ISO 9000:2008 registered.

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November 12, 2015

Dillon Stocks Largest Selection of Standard Jaws for Immediate Shipment

Springfield, OH – Dillon Manufacturing, Inc., stocks the industry’s largest selection of standard jaws for immediate shipment.  Ideal for a wide variety of workholding applications, hard jaws in 8620, heat-treated, ground steel, are available in serrated, Acme Key, square key, and tongue-and-groove systems, to fit all brands of chucks.  Steel top jaws in 1018, 4140 and 6160 aluminum, and full grip pie jaws in A 356 aluminum and 1018 steel.   All products are made in the USA in ISO 9000:2008 registered facilities. 

In addition to standard jaws, Dillon also offers special or modified hard jaws with industry-best turnaround time, which saves time and money by reducing down time.

Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures a complete line of standard and custom workholding solutions including chuck jaws, chucks, vises jaws, soft jaws, hard jaws, collet pad jaw systems, chuck lubrication, and more.    All products are made in the USA and Dillon is ISO 9000:2008 registered.

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November 12, 2015

Dillon Special Jaws Available to Grip Any Workpiece  

Springfield, OH – Special Top Jaws from Dillon Manufacturing are available grip a components ID, OD or a combination of both, to suit any workholding application.  Available in soft or hard jaws, for virtually any chuck manufacturer, Dillon manufactures special top jaws from 1018, 1045, 4140, 8620, A-2, 6061 aluminum, and stainless steel.  A 4- page, full color catalog provides complete details and includes an “easy quote” format with “fill-in-the-blanks” convenience.  Dillon standard and custom chuck jaws and collet pads and jaws are ideal for high speed machining, as well as precision boring, tapping, drilling and finishing across virtually all industrial markets.

Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures a complete line of standard and custom workholding solutions including chuck jaws, chucks, vises jaws, soft jaws, hard jaws, collet pad jaw systems, chuck lubrication, and more.    All products are made in the USA and Dillon is ISO 9000:2008 registered.

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September 28, 2015

Dillon HPG500 Boundary Lubricant is Ideal for High-end Manual and Power Chucks

Springfield, OH – Dillon Chucks and Jaws HPG500 – a premium boundary lubricant that prevents metal-to-metal contact under high load and slow speed conditions – is ideal for either high-end manual chucks or power chucks.  This premium, high-performance NLDI Grade 2, lubricating grease has exceptional mechanical stability, very high load carrying capacity, and excellent water and moisture resistance. It has a water washout rating of less than 3 % - making it one of the most water resistant products available. Plus, its unique formulation gives it outstanding rust and corrosion resistance, even in the presence of a synthetic and oil based coolant environment.   This chuck lubricating grease handles high loads, and provides long term corrosion protection under the most hostile conditions. Economical HPG500 is available by the tube, in 10- or 50-tube cases, or as a greasing set containing 2 tubes of grease, a grease gun and a grease adaptor. 

The environmentally friendly formulation contains no heavy metals or other environmentally undesirable materials such as compounds containing antimony, barium, lead, chlorine, phenols, or phosphorus.   This lithium-free formula does not react negatively when contacting the water contained in water based coolants – as opposed to lubricants with lithium which cause lithium build-up on the internal workings of the chuck.

An all-purpose industrial lubricant, HPG500 can be used in bearings, bushings, slides, pivots, tracks, etc., - all important engineering components of manual and power chucks.  It is recommended wherever high lubricity, EP (Extreme Pressure) properties, mechanical stability, rust and corrosion protection, water washout protection, and good oxidation stability are required.

Essential for the safe operation, and maintaining maximum gripping pressure of chucks, HPG500 is available in 14oz tubes.  It can be purchased by the tube, in cases of 10 or 50 each. A greasing set, consisting of a grease gun, 2 tubes of grease and one grease adaptor fitting, is also available.  HPG500 is also safe to use in your machine centers that require EPI grease.

Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures a complete line of standard and custom workholding solutions including chuck jaws, chucks, vises, soft jaws, hard jaws, collet pads, and more.  They manufacture jaws using 1018, 1045, 4140, 860, A-2, 6061 aluminum, and stainless steel.

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July 9, 2015

Dillon Introduces Full Grip Jaws Made from 1018 Steel

Springfield, OH Dillon Manufacturing introduces full grip jaws made of 1018 CR steel from 6 inches to 15 inches in diameter, with heights of 2, 4, and 6 inches.  These heat treatable and weldable steel jaws allow for complete gripping of the work piece – to maintain repetitive accuracy.  This type of jaw reduces distortion and provides more friction for drive during turning operations. With close tolerances and concentricity easily maintained, they are ideal for applications such as valves, cylinders, specialty wheels and gears, housings and enclosures, adaptors and connectors,  aluminum and steel shells, flanges, retainer rings, and other  thin-walled parts such as automotive smog control air pump rotors, gas turbine parts, thin-wall tubing and cylinder liners for diesel engines and more.

Dillon full grip steel top jaws typically ship within 1 week (maximum) from order.  In addition to 1018 CR steel, other materials are available upon request.  All Dillon jaws and related products are Made in the USA. 

Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures a complete line of standard and custom workholding solutions including chuck jaws, chucks, vises, soft jaws, hard jaws, collet pads, and more.  They manufacture jaws using 1018, 1045, 4140, 8620, A-2, 6061 aluminum, and stainless steel.  All products are made in the USA.

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May 4, 2015                                                                                                                           

Dillon Aluminum Full Grip Jaws Minimize Distortion for Thin-Walled Parts

Springfield, OH Dillon aluminum full grip jaws, available from 5 to 24 inches in diameter, are ideal for machining of thin walled parts.  These cast aluminum (356-T6) wrap around type top jaws can provide minimum jaw force and distribute the gripping pressure over more of the work piece’s surface - helping to maintain repetitive accuracy.  This type of jaw reduces distortion and provides more friction for drive during turning operations. With close tolerances and concentricity easily maintained, they are ideal for applications such as valves, cylinders, specialty wheels and gears, housings and enclosures, adaptors and connectors,  aluminum and steel shells, flanges, retainer rings, and other  thin-walled parts such as automotive smog control air pump rotors, gas turbine parts, thin-wall tubing and cylinder liners for diesel engines and more.

Dillon aluminum full grip top jaws feature excellent corrosion resistance, with very good machining and welding characteristics.  They are available from stock in both standard height and extra high jaws.  The A in front of an alloy designation denotes a higher purity version of the chemical compound.  They can be adapted to mount both manual and power chucks. Lighter weight Dillon full grip top jaws reduce mechanical stress, for improved machine and tool life.

All Dillon Manufacturing products are Made in the USA. 

Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures a complete line of standard and custom workholding solutions including chuck jaws, chucks, vises, soft jaws, hard jaws, collet pads, and more.  They manufacture jaws using 1018, 1045, 4140, 860, A-2, 6061 aluminum, and stainless steel.  All products are made in the USA.

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