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The One Big Flaw in CNC Milling That’s Costing Tool Life
Early adoption of JM Performance Products’ High Torque retention knobs helped a titanium machining company overcome deficiencies at the spindle to advance its aerospace production trajectory.
Gear-Cutting Shop Hops Hurdles With Tool-Holding Investments
A woman-owned Massachusetts company solved its feed and speed struggles with conventional side-lock and collet holders by turning to HAIMER shrink fit products. Short projection length with the Ultra Short Power Shrink creates more rigidity, and the Power Mini helps operators handle hard-to-reach areas.
To Balance, Or Not To Balance? Toolholders, That Is
It’s time for machine tool builders and machining companies to shelf the long-standing ISO 1940-1 standard in favor of ISO 16084:2017. Not only is balancing tools rarely necessary, it can also be risky.
Collet Chucks Provide Flexibility Without Compromising Runout Accuracy
Available in a wide variety of toolholder lengths and diameters for optimal rigidity and clearance, Samchully Workholding’s SK series provide 1 micron runout accuracy as well as three times better runout repeatability and double the gripping force of a comparable ER collet chuck.
Quick-Change Nuts Cut Jaw Change Time By At Least 50%
Ideal for workholding applications that require durability and high strength, such as high-speed machining, Dillon’s Fast-Trac jaw nuts provide more productivity per square foot of manufacturing space. They convert standard chucks 6 inches to 24 inches in diameter into quick-change chucks.
Coating Chemistry Ingenuity Stands Behind Stainless Steel Turning Results
Seco Tools’ Duratomic TM grades has thermal and mechanical properties as well as chrome-colored Used-Edge Detection technology to minimize waste. With new geometries and chipbreakers, three grades are tailored for distinct application demands.
Problem-Free Disc Milling for Tough Metals
Seco’s 335.18 and 335.19 cutters have close-pitch insert pockets to create stability. Meanwhile, a corrosion-resistant cutter body contributes to high performance when milling stainless steel, titanium and superalloys.
High Tech Coolant for General ISO Turning
Seco expands its range of Jetstream tooling holders, offering 182 new products for all inch, metric and Seco-Capto holders. The internal coolant technology extends tool life while shrinking setup and indexing times.
Rougher/Finisher Combo Is Up To 300% More Efficient Than Drill/Reamer Combinations
Unlike boring tools that involve time-consuming benchwork and complicated measuring for proper part repositioning, Seco Tool’s JC898 rougher and JC899 hybrid stacker simplify CFRP-titanium and CFRP-aluminum hybrid material holemaking and milling operations by eliminating post-machining work.
Modular System Expedites Lathe Tooling Changeovers
Offering flexibility and cost savings, the Preci-Flex modular toolholding system from Exsys Canada enables shops to capitalize on the ER collet pocket concept. Compact design enables maximum torque transmission for better machining accuracy.
Microspindle Converter Operates Two Spindles Simultaneously
IBAG North America’s space-saving converter enables two microline spindles to operate simultaneously from one drive at speeds from 5,000 rpm up to 100,000 rpm.
Improved Online Access to 2D and 3D Tooling Data
BIG KAISER redesigns the manuals, DXF and STEP (STP) Search models on their website.
Mazak MegaStir Becomes Exclusive Tooling Supplier for MELD Solid Deposition Technology
MegaStir has the unique ability to provide the complex tooling with the high-strength capability necessary to commercialize MELD’s solid deposition technology.
FABTECH 2023 Unveils Stellar Lineup of Keynote Speakers and Expert Panels
Industry leaders to share their perspectives on AI, advanced manufacturing technology and other pressing topics facing the fabrication industry.