Toolholders & Adapters

Zero-Point Workholding Systems: A Creative Solution for Many Manufacturing Operations

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.
Toolholders & Adapters: Articles

Making a Name in Sport Fishing

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.

Tools, Holders and Runout: Uncover the Hidden Savings

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.

A Review of Vibration and Affordable Ways to Prevent It

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.

Make the Most of a Tool’s Entire ‘Life’

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.

A Peak Behind the Curtain

The value of a major trade show is that exhibitors give you so many opportunities to gain a leg up on your competition. Here are some insights to consider so that the next event you attend will speak directly to your bottom line.


Toolholders & Adapters: Industry News

Rego-Fix Opens New Facility in Brazil

Their Sorocaba site will directly serve South American manufacturers that compete in automotive, aerospace, medical/dental and other high precision industries.

Techniks Industries Acquires Parlec

They expand their portfolio of aftermarket machine tool accessories and increase their capabilities to distributors and OEMs located throughout North America.

BIG KAISER Presents Donation to NRL

The $4,100 donation will be used to promote workforce development and STEM programs for students to gain essential skills for manufacturing.


Toolholders & Adapters: Products

How to Increase Productivity, Security and Finish in Long Overhang Machining

The upgraded Silent Tools milling adapters from Sandvik Coromant offer greater metal removal rates and reduced vibration wherever long, slender milling tools are used.

Get Smart: Smart Damper for Turning, Cutting Data App for Smartphones and Tablets

A heavyweight, strengthened damping mechanism integrated into the tool holder of the Smart Damper boring bar from BIG KAISER functions as a dynamic counter and friction damper for lathe applications, while their Boring App provides extremely precise cutting data for assembling and running boring tools.

Drill Systems and Tool Simulator Reduce Downtime, Lower Cost Per Hole

Original T-A drill systems and Tool-Architect software from Allied Machine & Engineering are ideal for automotive holemaking in engine blocks, crankshafts, pistons, and suspension parts.