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.

A New Look at Stainless Steel Machining

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.  
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

Game Changer

Cambron Engineering drills the two Inconel plates with 1400 holes each, then must cut two grooves into the bore of each hole on this 25 hp Kuraki boring mill.
A twelve-tooth groove milling tool bites 19 hours off the 80-hour cycle time on a tough-to-machine part and keeps potentially outsourced work in-house – with greater profit.
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

Automating the “Feel” in Deburring and Edge Finishing

To automate the deburring and edge finishing process, the “feel” of an abrasive media must be managed through the cut rate, wear rate, compliance, and conformability.
Quantifying and adapting the “feel” of the abrasive against the part is a critical step toward successfully automating this labor intensive offhand operation.
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

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.

Fast Cutting, Long Lasting Portable Band Saw Blade

The Morse 811 portable saw blade is the fastest cutting, longest, and portable blade in the market today.
The Morse 811 portable band saw blade from M. K. Morse combines an aggressive tooth with a variable tooth pattern to reduce vibration and increase cutting speed.

Unitized Punch Tooling Applications

The new unitized tooling system combines standard Multicyl MC series, the HZ frame, and the HZ unit from Unipunch.
Multicyl combines the standard Multicyl MC series, the HZ frame, and the HZ unit from Unipunch to punch angles, tube edges, and hard to reach extrusions.