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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.

Toolholders & Adapters: Articles

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...

Force Multiplier: How Dual Contact Improves Tool Rigidity

A conventional toolholder is supported only by the connection between toolholder taper and spindle taper. Adding a second connection – between the spindle face and toolholder’s larger-diameter flange face – resists deflection up to 40% in long toolholders.

A conventional toolholder is supported only by the connection between toolholder taper...

Selecting the Right Lead Angle and Insert for Boring Tools

The rules for twin-bore roughing and single-point fine boring are similar – but not the same. Lead angles close to 90 degrees more effectively combat potentially damaging chatter and vibration because they apply the least amount of radial pressure against the tool.

The rules for twin-bore roughing and single-point fine boring are similar –...

Polygonal Clamping Addresses Medical Micromachining Needs

With Video

We recently had a question-and-answer session with Matt Panosh of SCHUNK to discuss the current trends and challenges in micromachining components for medical devices, surgical equipment and other related apparatus, and learn more about the technology many shops are using to compete in this environment.

We recently had a question-and-answer session with Matt Panosh of SCHUNK to...
Toolholders & Adapters: Products

Redesigned Insert Clamp Improves Rigidity

Horn USA’s Supermini

The toolholder for Horn USA’s Supermini grooving and boring tools applies a tensioning wedge to the insert’s face rather than circumference, increasing rigidity and repeatability.

The toolholder for Horn USA’s Supermini grooving and boring tools applies a...

Intelligent Toolholder Enables Real-Time Process Control

With Video
Schunk’s intelligent iTENDO

Equipped with a sensor, battery, and transmitting unit, Schunk’s iTENDO toolholder is a closed-loop data acquisition tool that securely gathers and shares process data that operators can immediately react to.

Equipped with a sensor, battery, and transmitting unit, Schunk’s iTENDO toolholder is...

Coating Chemistry Ingenuity Stands Behind Stainless Steel Turning Results

Seco Tools’ Duratomic TM grades

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.

Seco Tools’ Duratomic TM grades has thermal and mechanical properties as well...
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