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.
The old saying “it won’t make chips – not worth it” doesn’t apply anymore. Considering the accelerating pace of change in technology and the relentless competition your shop faces, how can you possibly afford not to use a presetter?
The way we machine parts has changed significantly over the years. Now it’s time to change how we think about workholding too.
Buyer Beware: This system has not been standardized by any governing body. If you purchase cheap dual contact tooling after being told by a supplier that it will work just as good as the original for half the price, you risk unsatisfactory performance and/or damage to very expensive spindles. Here’s why.
This precision machine shop discovered the many ways that balancing and heat shrinking their toolholders gives them repeatable and predictive results in machining aluminum components for aircraft.
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.
A three-day Open House event will celebrate the grand opening of their new 25,000 sq ft North American facility.
Pierre Bruyere manages distributor relationships and sales in Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Melin Tool now offers their end mills to the U.S. market with the Haimer Safe-Lock System.
Quick-Grip CNC Collet Chucks from Royal Products enable shops to improve their production times and accuracy while eliminating change-over problems associated with standard collets.
The TENDO Platinum toolholder and TENDO-TECH line of toolholders from SCHUNK provide concentric clamping for minimal run-out and superior vibration dampening for almost any milling, drilling, and reaming application.
Workholding must be updated to make full use of the small lot flexibility that machine tools now offer so that the same part cost can be achieved in much shorter production runs. Here are some of the latest advances in workholding technology for shops to consider.