Tooling & Workholding

Exploring the: Cutting Tools Zone
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Continuous Improvement Efforts Lead to New Tooling

G&G Machine’s continuous improvement journey led it to adopt a lean philosophy as well as add new MultiTap tools from Emuge to reduce tooling inventory.


Coolant-Fed Live Tools Increase Life in High-Cycle Operations

Using coolant-fed live tools from Planet Products helps shops increase productivity in high-capacity CNC turning applications.


Taking the Heat Off Live Tooling

As live tooling becomes more popular in many CNC turning centers, the use of tooling with sealed bearing performance is becoming a challenge for shops that produce components in high volumes or with lengthy cycle times.


Insertable Form Drill System Provides Quality Surface Finish

To be able to manufacture the components of electro-pneumatic valves in production batches of millions, Nass Magnet (Hanover, Germany) invested in a new machining center with a rotary transfer machine with eight stations for double-sided machining, ...


Andretti Autosport Finds Shared DNA, Culture with BIG Kaiser

The Mega E collet chuck and a Speroni presetter are among the products the race team cites as critical to success in the shop and on the track.


Rigidity Proves Key to Precision Boring

Thanks to a more rigid boring head from Big Kaiser Precision Tooling, a new machine that had been relegated to only roughing jobs is now holding the tight true-position and diameter tolerances that this shop’s customers have come to expect.


Tooling, Technical Support Boost Machining Capacity

Technology and application support from cutting tool supplier Seco Tools has played a key role in various process improvements at this manufacturer of transmission and torque converter components.


Micro-Boring Tool Calms ‘Perfect Storm’ for Medical Parts Fabricator

In one of its first commercial applications, an Ingersoll micro-boring tool has brought process stability to a machining application that the user describes as a “perfect storm.”


Point Geometry Drives Drilling Efficiency

The Hy-Pro Carb drill from OSG Tap and Die helped make the difference in this shop’s efforts to reduce cycle time enough to win a bid for high-production medical parts.


Variable-Geometry End Mill Outguns Chatter

This shop boosted cutting speed and tool life on a troublesome tool steel application by switching to SGS Tool Company’s Z-Carb AP end mill, which features a custom geometry designed to reduce chatter.


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