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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 to Avoid Bending Moment

Equal cutting forces affect the spindle in different ways with different tools. Unless/until machine tool builders or tool simulation software integrate bending moment limits, it’s up to you to use your best judgment. BIG KAISER’s Jack Kerlin explains in the second installation of a two-part series.

As Machine Technology Advances, The Chuck Must Follow

Schunk’s 3-jaw universal ROTA THW Plus power chuck

Just as the right workholding can improve your bottom line, inappropriate workholding can eat into profits. Make sure the chuck that came with your lathe isn’t keeping the machine from delivering the throughput and increased capacity it’s capable of.

Just as the right workholding can improve your bottom line, inappropriate workholding...

Emuge Celebrates 100th Anniversary

With Video
Emuge Celebrates 100th Anniversary

One-hundred years of innovation and precision are the hallmarks of EMUGE-FRANKEN, manufacturer of cutting tool solutions. In 1920, Founder Richard Glimpel started his company with one invention – one century and an acquisition later, his son leads a company employing 1,900 with sales representation in 52 countries.

One-hundred years of innovation and precision are the hallmarks of EMUGE-FRANKEN, manufacturer...

Easy Wins: Adapting to a New Manufacturing Reality

Yaskawa Motoman welding robotics

As many fabricating and metalworking companies seek to revitalize production in these trying times, a new sense of urgency is prompting creative approaches to automation. While each shop will forge a unique path to its own new reality, they’ll share common challenges and solutions.

As many fabricating and metalworking companies seek to revitalize production in these...

How Safe Use of Cutting and Grinding Abrasives Benefits Productivity

Weiler Abrasives Rich Hopkins

Some operators learn as they go or get advice from coworkers who may (or may not) have received appropriate training. Unfortunately, learning about abrasives through trial and error can cause unnecessary accidents and injuries while negatively impacting productivity and costs.

Some operators learn as they go or get advice from coworkers who...

Welding Apprentice Program at ALM Positioners

The company helps address the lack of skilled tradespeople by lending resources to better prepare the students for the future.

The company helps address the lack of skilled tradespeople by lending resources...

Multicyl’s Protocol Takes Aim at COVID-19

The company remains open and has put mandatory measures in place for employees and visitors to help prevent the spread of the virus. The No. 1 rule directs staff to wash hands for 20 seconds upon arriving to work and after handling incoming or shared material.

The company remains open and has put mandatory measures in place for...

Kitagawa North-Tech Reorganizes Sales Staff

Shawn Luschei is vice president of sales and marketing, Dale Anderson is inside sales manager, and Ryosuke Yatsunami is business development manager.

Shawn Luschei is vice president of sales and marketing, Dale Anderson is...

Sandvik Coromant and Microsoft Digitally Connect Production Chain

Sandvik Coromant's CoroPlus

The venture has resulted in the creation of Sandvik Coromant’s CoroPlus, which connects people, machines, tools and data on a single platform to drive customers’ decision making. It can also adjust equipment, notify technicians about maintenance requirements, and warn managers about potential problems.

The venture has resulted in the creation of Sandvik Coromant's CoroPlus, which...

Kennametal Launches 3D Printing Business

Kennametal Additive Manufacturing uses additive solutions for faster development and production of wear-resistant parts.

Kennametal Additive Manufacturing uses additive solutions for faster development and production of...

Why You Should Take Another Look at Shrink-Fit Tooling

Haimer Power Clamp Preset NG

An expanding array of design and connectivity options is making this tooling method faster and easier. This cost/benefit analysis shows why shrink fit’s benefits extend beyond mold-making and 5-axis machining applications.

An expanding array of design and connectivity options is making this tooling...

How to Scale Up Fast With Flexible Production Strategies

Hoffmann Group PPC milling

With the right tools and CAM software, toolmakers and mold makers can keep production capacity flexible and will be able to ramp it up by up to 85% as they restart after the coronavirus outbreak. Hoffmann Group USA’s director of milling explains.

With the right tools and CAM software, toolmakers and mold makers can...
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