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.

Cutting Edge Technology for Cutting Tool Production

These advanced laser cutting and inspection systems enable cutting tool manufacturers to achieve results that were formerly unattainable.
Experts
Collets

Shaving More Seconds Off Quick Changeover

Using the BENZ Solidfix system, operators no longer have to remove the main tooling unit itself. Instead, they only change the adapter that holds the pre-measured tool. Setups can be changed in less than 15 seconds without using any special tools. The shop also doesn’t have to carry as many expensive live tools because all they need are the quick change adapters.
Take a look at how this job shop uses a highly versatile modular quick change collet system to perform setups and changeovers in speeds of 15 seconds or less.
Cutting Tools

A New Look at Stainless Steel Machining

Runners are the heart of all hydropower machinery. They are very sophisticated water wheels made of stainless steel that can weigh up to 15 tons and spin at up to 1,000 rpm to generate electric power. For hydrodynamic efficiency and dynamic balance in service, all finished runners must be accurate to 0.010 in with a 32µ finish. 
Canyon Hydro sped up deliveries by two months – without raising machining costs – with a last minute processing switch and a new multipurpose mill that roughs out 4,500 lb of chips in one-third the time of conventional face mills.  
Drilling Tools

The Whole Picture in Holemaking

The exchangeable-tip drill is a good choice for a large range of holes limited by tolerances down to IT9 and often deeper than five times the diameter. CoroDrill 870 represents the new generation of this type of drill and is a reliable choice for many operations and a number of different workpiece types. 
Today’s holemaking techniques need to be more efficient than ever to meet greater demands and closer tolerances. Ultimately, the tool — and its application — matter. For optimal success, it's time to see the whole picture.
Fixturing Systems

Tombstone Fixtures Increase Cylinder Component Production Over 40 Percent

Workpieces are mounted and handled on a Fastems 10-station pallet changer. The block sizes run 56 in number in sizes from 1 in x 2 in x 2 in to 3 in x 9-1/2 in x 14 in. Weights range up to 114 lb. (first view)
TRD Manufacturing uses flexible workholding fixtures from AME that hold 56 different block sizes, offer quick changeover and can run different parts on each side or run multiple pallet loads of the same part in high production.
Grinding Wheels

How Surface Finishing Technology Can Help Improve Productivity and Reduce Operating Costs

This next generation of engineered surface conditioning and nonwoven abrasives products, including discs, belts and hand pads, can provide higher efficiency, and higher productivity, while eliminating additional steps, ensuring that projects are completed quickly, with reduced labor and energy requirements. 
Investing in better consumables in order to significantly cut time and manpower costs is smart business. Streamlined manufacturing that performs efficiently and effectively is the key to driving profits in both good times and in bad.
Punches and Dies

Clever Turret Press Tooling Produces More Parts In Less Time

In the turret, Marathon Plus tooling nibbles parts at up to 600 hpm and punches at up to 220 hpm. Full length guiding provides perfect tool alignment and stability at these top speeds. The tooling is an ideal match for Murata Weidemann's servo motor run drive design, resulting in higher productivity.
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

Despite a trend toward internal process improvements, machine downtime, blade failure and opera¬tor error remain the top-three sources of frustration for industrial metal cutting operations on the shop floor.
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

The Spiralock T-10 straight flute tap has a specialized geometry for short-chipping materials such as cast iron and hardened alloy steels.
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

SinterGrip jaws use scientifically designed, serrated, carbide inserts to penetrate the workpiece edge to a minimal, controlled depth and exert a push-down force on the part. Thin parts can be machined without deformation by clamping them at 6,600 lb force to achieve penetration, then lowering the force to 2,200 lb with no loss of gripping power.
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

A Renewed Focus on Milling

The innovative hi.aeQ face milling cutter is ideal for counter-boring and milling operations and shoulder and face milling of cast iron. Its nickel-plated body and tangentially positioned, alternately standing/laying Q80 indexable inserts are fitted for a high number of cutting edges with high stability and low vibration. 
These advanced cutting tools bring new attention to boring, reaming, threading and milling different materials that range from 4140 steel to grey cast iron to aluminum 7075.

Chatter Free High Speed Machining

The new Haimer Power Mill Portfolio, with cutting diameters available from 2 mm to 20 mm and up to 1 in, will be made available with 3, 4 and 5 cutting edges having multiple lengths of cut. Various cutting edge solutions will be offered, including a roughing geometry. (Photo courtesy of Haimer)
Power Mill Solid Carbide Endmills from Haimer use endmill geometries that are ideal for chatter free high end machining and extremely smooth surfaces for the best possible chip evacuation.

Chucks for Machining Oil/Gas Pipes

Pneumatic 6-jaw front-end LVE chucks can be configured to machine bent pipe; ES versions have rapid stroke and clamping stroke; other versions have retracting clamping arms for pre-centering the workpiece; still others have spring clamping and pneumatic release. 
Pneumatic 6-jaw front-end LVE chucks from RÖHM are ideal for machining the ends of especially large and long pipes used for extracting crude oil or natural gas.