!!! CLOSED GOOD FRIDAY 4-14-17!!!

Mitee-Bite will be closed on Friday the 14th of April 2017 for Good Friday. We will resume business as usual on Monday the 17th of April 2017. I hope you all enjoy the holiday weekend.

Made in the USA Contest!

FIFTY YEARS IN THE MAKING FORD WINS POLE AND LM GTE PRO CLASS AT LE MANS!

FIFTY YEARS IN THE MAKING FORD WINS POLE AND LM GTE PRO CLASS AT LE MANS! LE MANS, France, JUNE 19, 2016 –History has been made! The No. 68 (Joey Hand (US), Dirk Müller (GER), and Sébastien Bourdais (FRA)) wins the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Fifty years after Ford’s legendary […]

Roush Yates Engines. 4 cars. 2 series. 1 engine!

We are counting down to the start of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season in Silverstone, Great Britain. Where the Ford GTs will make their official overseas race debut on April 17th. During this same weekend the IMSA series will take over the streets of Long Beach, CA to run the third WeatherTech Sportscar […]

SHOWDOWN IN THE DESERT AT THE KOBALT 400!

Our partner Roush Yates Engines is ready to “start their engines” on this season!

The Daytona 500 is here! The Great American Race! Roush Yates Engines is very excited about kicking off the 2016 NASCAR race season. Roush Yates Engines is the exclusive engine manufacturer of the Ford FR9 V8 engine; that will power the Ford Performance NASCAR vehicles. We will support a combined 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup, Xfinity […]

TOP DOG CONTEST WINNER: Darren King, FFWD Connection

Top Dog winning video!

Top Dog 1st Runner-Up: Tim Friedmann, Triangle Precision Industries

This fixture for a contour part nested inside a contoured pocket and clamped with Pitbull clamps around outside of part to finish the thickness that followed the contour. For a size reference, I started with a 11″ X 11″ x 9″ block to make his fixture. The setup is mounted on a trunion in a […]

Top Dog 2nd Runner Up: Robert Pelzer, Cassavant Machining, Inc.

We at Cassavant machining employ numerous Mitee-Bite technologies on a fixtures on nearly 50% of our machining setups for 3, 4 and 5 axis mill machining centers. Too many to count! I chose a job from our horizontal machining cell to submit. We were able to complete 95% of the of the part features. Op […]

Top Dog Entry: Artur Dzhyoyev, CFN Precision

Strongest modular OK-Vise fixture on the planet!!

Top Dog Entry: Jon C. Baker, Bag Parts International Corp.

I needed a simple fixture that would locate on a ramped surface to hold parts in place for surface grinding. I talked with Tim Krafton in the engineering department at mitee-Bite a few times during this design and he gave me pointers since I had never used the uniforce clamps before. When finished, I was […]

Top Dog Entry: Joel Smith, Westboro Machine Co.

The initial purchase order for this job was 200 pieces per year which consisted of milling the 4-operation piece one at a time. When the customer increased their order to 2000 per year, we needed a more efficient way to do this job. Being a small job shop, we could not afford to have a […]

Top Dog Entry: Dennis van Kessel, CNC Solution

5 axis tombstone milling. 16 products in 1 run, complete finished. Mitee-Bite had the perfect solution to hold my parts. I used MiteeBite-56050and MiteeBite-33075 to hold my parts.

Top Dog Entry: Chuck Hall, AFCO Industries

Since all AFCO products start out as aluminum extrusion we are faced with small parts, with thin wall but need to produce high volumes. For the 13 years I have been with AFCO we have used several types of Mitee-Bite clamps to build fixtures and they always perform great. The 61500 clamps hold the parts […]

Top Dog Entry: Mitch Niemela, Toolcraft Inc.

When looking at workholding for these parts, we knew we needed something more compact than a typical vise. We looked into everything from completely custom manufacturing a solution in-house, to having a completely custom solution manufactured for us. We did not have the resources to start completely from scratch, but we did want to have […]

Top Dog Entry: Miguel Ruiz, J/E Bearing & Machine LTD

These are the pictures of the fixture , we use it to machine bars and blocks , we hold different sizes , from 11 feet bars to 2” blocks we do machining around the parts, chamfers and threaded holes , we drill and tap 800 holes per set up , quantity of parts from 6 […]

Top Dog Entry: Mark Wisniewski, East Coast Automation

1, fixture holds 24 parts 12 in the vertical and 12 horizontally 2, The parts on the front (vertical ) are recessed .010 in. This face is also the datum of the fixture and clamped against the fixed jaw of the vise. 3, The parts on top of the fixture stick up .125 in. This […]

Top Dog Entry: Dan Boisvert, Arro Engineering Corp

I have a whole bench full of your products. Before I started using Mitee Bite products, We were only fixturing in softjaws. After I started to implement Mitee Bite, I have seen a time reduction of over 300% in a couple of the parts we manufacture. In one instance we used to run one vice, […]

Top Dog Entry: Curtis Reed, W.L. Walker Co.

Here is our latest fixture using your Pitbull clamps. The parts on the left side of the fixture get cut in half then transferred to the right side of the fixture to get a flat cut on top. These are brass cable clamps used in our digital thermometer probes. These parts are held at +.005 […]

Top Dog Entry: Jez Pring, TWM Technology

I use your products frequently and I have never had any problems and they are so useful and easy to set up. I will start telling you that initially the component I am talking about used to be done one side at a time using 3 different vices as shown in ‘original’ picture. The holes […]

Top Dog Entry: Spartan Robotics FRC Team #971, Mountain View High School

I wanted to share what our First Robotics team, FRC Team #971 Spartan Robotics of Mountain View High School is doing with Mitee-Bite fixture clamps. In 2014 several mentors and a few students set out to design and build a CNC router to help fabricate parts for the competition robots. The CNC router was completed […]

Top Dog Entry: Mark Ames , Mainland Machine

The raw stock size is 16″ diameter x 4.15″ tall. The part weighs 83.4 lbs and we are holding it down with two ¼-20 Pitbull clamps pushing against a TalonGrip on the far side. The parts machined perfectly without a single part moving on the fixture. Even though we only had a total of 5 […]

Top Dog Entry: Joel Smith, Westboro Machine Co.

The initial purchase order for this job was 200 pieces per year which consisted of milling the 4-operation piece one at a time. When the customer increased their order to 2000 per year, we needed a more efficient way to do this job. Being a small job shop, we could not afford to have a […]

Top Dog Entry: Mark Emly, TyMar Tool Works

We inherited a couple of jobs and the fixtures. The old fixtures took up a lot of space on the table and wasted a lot of product. We changed the chamber fixture over to two pallets using mitee-bite uni-force clamps and with each run we now get 20 completed parts as opposed to 12. With […]

12/29/15 Holding Challenging Parts

Some workpieces, like those that are oddly shaped, large or delicate, can be a real pain in the neck. Delicate geometries, thin walls and shapes more flexible than a ballerina what’s the best way to securely grab hold of them? Gerard Vacio, workholding systems specialist at BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc., Hoffman Estates, Ill., said […]

12/21/15 Increasing Productivity and Profits

Straightline Precision Industries Inc. recently faced the challenge of machining an aerospace component in the most efficient and accurate way possible. The component, part of the nose gear steering system of a commercial aircraft, required numerous operations and tight tolerances. “The traditional method of making this part in six operations on a 3-axis vertical mill […]

12/16/15 Cramming for Competitiveness

Maximize spindle uptime, minimize operator intervention. Such are the aspirations of countless manufacturing operations throughout the country, and Eric (Sol) Sun’s new company in Orange County, California is no exception. And, like many others, this fledgling shop owes much of its success in meeting those goals to one particular equipment configuration: horizontal machining centers (HMCs) […]

12/11/15 New Workholding Devices Enable 4th Axis Machining

Shuttle Aerospace recently implemented 4th axis machining across all its pre-existing 3-axis vertical mills by creatively utilizing new workholding devices. This produced several challenges. The tooling required had to bemore compact and efficient to allow for the lessened work envelope created by the 4th axis and tailstock. It also had to rotate at high speed […]

12/11/15 High-density workholding gears up

Cross-country and downhill cyclists appreciate having durable, lightweight parts while manufacturers of those parts, such as Straitline Components, like to reduce waste and boost productivity. To reduce manufacturing costs, the Sidney, British Columbia, company tries to minimize the amount of material required for effective workholding, but found throughput suffered because of its previous workholding method. […]

12/10/15 Are you dense?

Many shops look to that old standby, a 6″, 2-jaw vise, for their machining centers’ workholding needs. True, vises are economical, simple to use and can grip most anything. They’re also a big waste of space. High-density workholding, on the other hand, makes the most of a machining center’s available real estate. By getting more […]

Mitee-Bite Products Inc. and TE-CO Announce Partnership

Mitee Bite Products Inc. and TE-CO officially announce their partnership in serving the industrial metalworking industry. Both companies have built substantial reputations for quality workholding products & world class customer service. Mitee Bite Products Inc. (Ossipee, NH) is a leading manufacturer of workholding systems and components for small to medium workpieces. Mitee Bite Products Inc. […]

OK-Vise® Helps Keep Smith & Wesson On Target

Smith & Wesson located in Springfield, MA is well known the world over, for it’s high quality gun manufacturing. It’s facility is over 500,000 square feet and they employee in excess of 600 people. Perhaps less known is the Specialty Services division of Smith & Wesson, which does various types of contract machining. Recently the […]

CT Shop Uses Mitee-Bite® Clamps for Close Tolerances, Difficult Holds

Quality Design & Mfg. of Oxford, CT has been in the machining business for over 20 years. The owners, Marty and Sue Martovich have recently developed a joint venture with Richard Grano. With the new management and change of direction, QDM moved to a larger more modern high tech facility to accommodate additional machinery acquired […]

Mitee-Bite Products OK-VISE® Clamp – Small in Size, high in clamping force

The OK-VISE® clamp is a wedge activated clamp. As the screw is tightened, the clamp expands and pulls the workpiece down at the same time. Small in size and high in clamping force, this low profile clamp is available in many different sizes. The OK-VISE® clamp is precision ground on all moving surfaces to ensure […]

Micro Clamps for Micro Machining

Mitee-Bite Products specializes in low profile edge clamps in several different styles and sizes for jigs and fixtures, including a range for micro machining. The miniature clamps are available in cam action design, wedge design and Pitbull® design which bites in and pulls down. Some of these clamps are less than 1/8 inch high and […]

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