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Submersible Chuck

The engineers at Northfield Precision Instrument Corporation recently designed a chuck for a customer requiring a highly-specialized Diaphragm Chuck. The chuck needed to be submersible for use in a wire-EDM environment. To achieve this, the engineers at Northfield designed a specialized chuck with all non-stainless steel wetted parts. For ultimate protection in a corrosive environment the chuck was fully coated with a thin, dense layer of hard chrome. In addition, the top tooling was custom designed to hold the customer's specialized part to within .0002" TIR accuracy and repeatability.

"Northfield designs and manufactures the most accurate air chucks for any lathe, boring machine, grinder or VMC," said a company spokesperson. Models include through-hole, high-speed and quick-change. Chucks are available in SAE or metric, in sizes from 3" (76 mm) to 18" (457 mm). Accuracies of 0.001" to 0.00001" are offered. Custom workholding chucks and jaws are available and free engineering assistance is offered.

For more information contact:

Northfield Precision Instrument Corp.

4400 Austin Blvd. / P.O. Box 550

Island Park, NY 11558

800-810-2482 / 516-431-1112

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