What we Do Refurbishing and Repurpose
Purchasing a new fixture is not always necessary. Redesigning, modifying, and refurbishing are cost-effective way to improve, and expand tooling function and tooling life. Many different types of workholding can be refurbished and/or repurposing including arbors and mandrels, collets, chucks, and whole machining center fixtures.
- Arbors and Mandrels
Arbors and mandrels can lose clamp force overtime and develop runout, which negatively affects part quality and tool life. This can also increase setup time. Drewco refurbishes arbors and mandrels returning them - in many cases, to like-new condition.
- Hydraulic Arbors
Drewco replaces seals, fluid, and recharges hydraulic arbors.
Out-of-tolerance hydraulic arbors can be unassembled, refurbished with replacement parts and requalified.
- Solid Arbors
Can be chromed and reground, improving performance quality.
- Chucks and Machining Center Fixture
Drewco can recreate missing print dimensions or re-design new components, to produce replacement parts save your company valuable time and money.
Collets can become brittle with wear and lose their elasticity. Drewco can reseal collets and resurface collets
Auditing older or worn parts is a vital step in increasing efficiency.
Call today for a refurbishing quote.
We regularly help our customers by repurposing fixtures to add more functionality to existing fixture to enhance manufacturing operations. We can:
- Add replacement changeover components to expand the number of parts you can run on your fixture
- Create fewer single-use fixtures, resulting in more floorspace and reduced cost
- Increase production speeds and decrease set up time.
Additional Information Refurbishing Services
When to consider refurbishing your workholding. When you:
When to consider retooling, redesigning, modifying, or repurposing your workholding: