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.

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.
Experts
Chucks

Hard Turning on a Magnetic Chuck

Green or hard turning on a magnet is becoming more accepted as an alternative for lathe chucking, particularly for rings which are vulnerable to deflection.
Collets

Shaving More Seconds Off Quick Changeover

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

Cutting Tools and Science Fiction

We are quickly moving from information technology to intelligent technology, toward a time when a worn cutting tool insert will know when it’s time to be replaced by a fresh one and will ask an available robot to get a new one and make the change.
Drilling Tools

How to Thread Nickel-Based Alloys

Proper tooling selection is the key for optimal results in this demanding application.
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

New Weld Brushes Make Flipping Easy

Thanks to new technology that increases wire life and operator safety as the brush wears, flipping your wire brush during surface cleaning has never been easier.  
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

Weld Preparation and Repair

The In.Motion milling disc can be used with standard angle grinders and creates chips instead of dust, improving worker safety. These discs are particularly designed for use on non-ferrous materials, such as aluminum, titanium, copper and brass, and have been proven to be especially efficient on aluminum. 
The significantly higher material removal rate of this revolutionary double-sided milling disc reduces costs and eliminates the fine dust associated with grinding to improve worker safety.

Hold Your Own

Amflex modular workholding components from AME practically eliminate part distortion and provide flexible positioning and stress-free clamping on standard tombstones and grid bases used on both manual and CNC machine tools.
A review of some of the latest workholding devices that are designed to secure and locate parts while increasing manufacturing process stability, efficiency and safety.

Tool Holder Systems for All Applications

The catalog’s Collet Chuck Program Overview section compares all BIG collet chucks in range, taper type and size, plus nut diameter. This allows users to easily narrow down all of their options to the system and series best suited for their specific application. 
This comprehensive 296-page catalog of BIG Daishowa high-precision tool holder systems from BIG Kaiser is a single source for all tool holder needs and is organized by spindle interface for easy browsing and effortless navigation.