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.

Do Lathe Operations on the Bed of Your Mill

With Tormach's RapidTurn, parts can be securely positioned in 15 deg increments for secondary work with the PCNC’s primary spindle, making it ideal for cutting wrench flats or drilling cross holes on turned parts without additional setups.
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

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.
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

Compact Burnishing Tools for Swiss-Type Machines

These compact burnishing tools from Monaghan are ideal for applications where the machine working envelope is limited, such as in most Swiss-type turning centers,
small CNC turning centers and when burnishing parts in sub-spindles where
the machine working envelope is reduced.
Monaghan Tooling offers Swiss ID Burnishing Tools by Elliott Tool Technologies that are ideal for accurate sizing, low micro-finishing and surface hardening of ID holes down to 4 mm.

Industrial Brushes, Polishing Compounds and Buffs

The new, redesigned, easy-to-use catalog includes surface treatment solutions and high-quality finishing tools for hundreds of industrial and commercial applications, such as metal finishing, honing and surface polishing. There are instructions on how to find specific products by categories, which include type of brush, brush description, fill material, trim materials, product specifications, part numbers and more.
Osborn introduces a new catalog of surface treatment solutions and high-quality finishing tools.

Flap Discs for Chamfering, Deburring, Contour Grinding and Ornamental Iron Fabrication

POLIFAN-CURVE flap discs from PFERD produce superior results in contour grinding, removing material faster than bonded wheels, and leaving a smooth finish for easy visual inspection.
POLIFAN CURVE flap discs from PFERD remove weld seams and slag, leaving a smooth finish for easy identification of cracks, inclusions, and porosity in the fillet during weld inspections.