Tooling & Workholding

Exploring the: Cutting Tools Zone


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Quick-Change Can Equal Quick Savings

Quick-change systems minimize the hassle of the tool change, cutting the process from several minutes to mere seconds. Shortened tool change time means more cutting time on the machine and increased productivity.


Save Time with Polygon Turning

Polygon turning provides the capability to manufacture both flat surfaces and radii.


Life Outside of PMTS

Although a bit preoccupied with PMTS lately, we've still managed to keep up with our other editorial duties. I toured the expanded Rego-Fix facility in Switzerland.


Capitalizing on Manufacturing’s Vitality

Most sources indicate that manufacturing in the U.S. is on a very strong path right now.


Making a Deep Hole

Every cutting operation has its own set of parameters that determine the most suitable tool to handle the job.


Toolholder Care and Maintenance Guide

It’s not uncommon for a shop to dedicate a lot of effort to selecting the best toolholder for a particular machining application.


Offset-Style Swiss Toolholders Clear Up Clearance Issues

It’s no secret a Swiss-type machine’s tooling zone is a busy place where space utilization is critical.


What's Happening With Cutting Tools

Shops in North America are machining high-value parts, including parts made from difficult-to-machine metals, as a larger share of their workload. When the MMS editors recently listed topics related to cutting tools that we intend to watch closely,...


Inspecting Tapers, Part 2: Toolholder Gaging

A few months ago, we discussed the calibration of conical taper masters, which are used to master taper gages. Now let's look at the parts those gages are used to inspect—toolholders.


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