Think zero-point clamping workholding systems are only applicable to machining processes like milling? Think again. Because these systems can solve two of a shop’s toughest problems – repeatability of location from one fixture or workpiece blank to another, and quick transfer of work from one work area of the floor to another – the savings in setup time plus increased accuracy adds up quickly in a variety of operations.
By using shrink fit technology from Haimer, one of the few remaining U.S.-based manufacturers of sport fishing reels not only competes, but excels in the competitive global marketplace. Here's how they do it.
Runout can be fickle, but finding a solution for it can pay significant dividends. Here are some insights into how much a little wobble can really increase your costs.
While the latest machine tool technology may go a long way towards eliminating vibration and chatter, adding a new one may not be realistic. Luckily, there are less disruptive options that can make positive impacts on vibration without breaking the bank.
Successful shops always look for ways to differentiate and innovate for competitive advantage. Cashing in on the entirety of a tool’s life with an advanced tool management system is perhaps the most effective way to do that right now.
The new site is easily navigated, mobile phone friendly, and offers an in-depth look at the company’s extensive lines of standard and machine brand tooling.
They will share technical data and best practices on machining applications and programs, conduct joint seminars and develop advanced cutting tool and CAM software solutions.
April orders of $168 million dropped 16 percent from the previous month.
Hansen Engineering uses High Torque Retention Knobs from JM Performance Products to reduce downtime, extend tool life, and increase speed and feed rates in their machining of aerospace components.
TRIBOS-Mini and TRIBOS-RM polygonal clamping systems from SCHUNK are now available for HSK-E 20, HSK-E 25, and HSK-E 32 spindle interfaces for outstanding change and positioning accuracy, maximum precision and superior running smoothness at high speeds.
Ideal for boring, milling, reaming, tapping and grinding applications, the powRgrip Toolholding Collet system, ER collets, SwissQuick ER-to-ER adaptors and the micRun clamping system from Rego-Fix securely clamp tools, enhance clamping capabilities and speed tool changing.