Tooling & Workholding

Mills, drills, taps, reamers, boring bars, cutters, inserts, dies, punches, abrasive wheels and other devices used to cut, mill, drill, grind, tap, notch, punch and form material. Chucks, fixtures, clamps, blocks, angle plates, tooling columns, dies and other mechanisms used to position, locate and hold material as it is being cut, milled, drilled, ground, tapped, notched, punched, formed or welded.

Solid Ceramic Endmills Provide Stellar Performance

To deliver Inconel parts on time with zero scrap, this aerospace supplier uses 4-flute and 6-flute end mills constructed of SiAlON KYS40 grade ceramic for roughing nickel-based high-temperature alloys.
Experts
Chucks

Stick to the Story

Check out how a special dual contact stick turning toolholder developed by Briney Tool Systems eliminated the need for one shop to re-engineer their catalog of lathe stick tools.
Collets

Fulfilling Modern Micromachining Demands on a Legacy Machine

Looking for a creative way to achieve the requested specifications for a potentially lucrative micromachining job without having to invest in a very expensive specialized machine tool? A spindle speeder may be your best – and only – way to secure the deal.
Cutting Tools

Smart Tooling for Greater Efficiency

In a major step toward the smart factory of the future, the Tool-ID system from Walter controls tooling plant-wide, saving time, boosting productivity and increasing process reliability.
Drilling Tools

A More Productive Alternative to Helical Interpolation for High Volume Holemaking

The limitations of using milling tools to prepare holes for finishing become apparent as hole depth and volume increase. Enter the relatively simple and affordable twin cutter, which can solve this and virtually any other holemaking problem.
Fixturing Systems

Using Adaptive Grippers as Flexible Fixturing For Robotic Welding

Using a traditional jig for every type of piece and assembly is complicated and expensive when welding small volumes or high mixes of parts. Why not use a robot with an adaptive gripper to feed a welding robot? This could replace most of the templates currently used by adapting to any part size and shape and holding them firmly while welding.
Grinding Wheels

Why Cotton Fiber Abrasive Wheels Rule the Automotive World

A revolution is taking place in automotive braze removal, where Type 1 cotton fiber wheels are exponentially impacting smooth operations, shrinking costs and negating operating downtime. 
Positioners

How Welding Positioners Are Helping to Save Venice

Silvestrini welding positioners are being used to fabricate massive weldments and hinges in an ingenious flood-defense barrier intended to protect the city.
Punches and Dies

Clever Turret Press Tooling Produces More Parts In Less Time

Tooling changeover is a priority for this sheet metal job shop, which achieves quick setups, extra durability and increased uptime by using advanced tooling  that makes its turret presses "operate like new."
Saw Blades

Benchmark Survey of Industrial Metal-Cutting Organizations

Amid a challenging operating environ­ment, the LENOX Institute of Technology conducted a survey of 100+ industrial metal cutting operations that identified three key areas where organizations can gain additional productivity and efficiency on the shop floor. 
Threading Tools

Thread Form Now Available for High Speed CNC Machining

Stanley's Spiralock thread form has been used in applications for NASA’S Space Shuttle, the Saturn Cassini orbiter, and more.
Vises and Vise Jaws

Reinventing the Unbreakable Grip

Examine the design of these machine tool vise jaws to understand how they enable aggressive 5-axis machining of high-value medical and aerospace parts in a single setup by clamping on as little as 2 mm of surface.
Tooling & Workholding: Products

Tool-Less Revolution in Thick Turret Punching

In the Ultra QCT quick change, tool-less thick turret punching system, the punch is keyed at the perimeter of the tool, not the center, providing superior angularity control. The shoulder of the punch remains securely guided by the guide when punching. Only one punch driver is needed for rounds or shapes.
The Ultra QCT system from Mate Precision Tooling features a simple, intuitive tool-less punch retention mechanism for easier, faster setups by simply flipping the latch to remove and snap the new insert into place.

Steel Milling Grade Overcomes Challenging Machining Conditions

When repeated shoulder milling is required, the combination of GC1130 with CoroMill 490 provides a suitably light cutting action and smooth profile that can efficiently reduce the need for a finishing operation.  Also available for the CoroMill 390, this grade is best when multiple component features are required. Bringing an added dimension of security and predictability to machining in challenging conditions, the assortment includes many different types of tools and a wide selection of corner radii. Applications such as shoulder milling, linear and helical ramping, turn-milling, deep shoulder milling, edging and pocketing can be performed.
The GC1130 insert from Sandvik Coromant uses Zertivo technology to provide a clean and intact edge that delivers high metal removal rates and performance levels in both wet and dry machining operations.

PCD Inserts for Drilling in CFRP Used in Aircraft

Polycrystalline Diamond T-A Drill inserts feature a replaceable tip design, allowing users to replace only the tip of the tool when it has worn out, unlike competing products that require the entire tool to be removed and replaced. This saves costs for users in the long run by reducing the cost of replacement tools. The inserts feature the standard T-A Drill insert with PCD wafers installed at the insert’s cutting edge.
Polycrystalline Diamond T-A Drill inserts from Allied Machine can withstand strong and highly abrasive materials like CFRP-titanium stacks, aluminum, titanium, copper, magnesium, fiberglass, and chipboard used in the aerospace and automotive applications.