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collet

[käl·ət]
(design engineering)
A split, coned sleeve to hold small, circular tools or work in the nose of a lathe or other type of machine.
(engineering)
The glass neck remaining on a bottle after it is taken off the glass-blowing iron.
Pieces of glass, ordinarily discarded, that are added to a batch of glass. Also spelled cullet.
(horology)
A small, friction-tight collar on a balance staff which holds the inner end of a balance spring.
(lapidary)
The small, horizontal face at the bottom of a brilliant-cut gemstone.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Hydraulic pressure is supplied to the lower port to drive a wedge upward to mechanically lock a collet chuck around the cylinder plunger.
Be certain that the strikes have not dislodged the collet from the cartridge case rim.
Emergency collets can be machined to the desired bore size right in your shop to accommodate small runs or get you by in a pinch until your standard collet arrives.
In the intervening years it has grown to become the second largest collet and feeder manufacturer in Britain, exporting worldwide with markets in Australia, South Africa and the Middle East.
Hardinge collet blocks can be used horizontally or vertically on mill tables, flat or angled fixture plates, tombstones, or rotary trunnions.
Common issues with router bits include: breaking, heat, bad collets, and improper feed rates and tool speeds.
The CoroGrip pencil collets are capable of reaching into deep cavities and pockets, and machining challenging areas without compromising part accuracy, part repeatability, or stability.
Faster changeover than standard collets and more flexible than master collets and pads, the Hardinge HQC quick-change collet systems offer long life, can accommodate bar stock variation, and provide the opportunity for increased spindle speeds.
Nine tooling experts tell Wood & Wood Products: Clean collets, and proper feed rates and spindle speeds mean better tooling performance and longer life.
Ask Ben Froehlich about his preference for collets, and he'll be happy to run down their advantages over chucks.