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Published: 7/13/2017

Data-Driven Manufacturing Brings Efficiency to the Shop Floor
Developments in data-driven manufacturing, or digitization of the shop floor, are going far beyond merely knowing whether or not machines are in cycle.

Published: 7/3/2017

Shrinking Costs: The Tool Life and Cycle Time Advantages of Shrink-Fit Tooling
A Tier-One automotive supplier measures the value of a toolholder change.

Published: 5/18/2017

The Next Step in Setup Reduction
Quick-change modular tooling is a clear way to increase productivity, shorten setup time and generally improve the bottom line for job shops and large manufacturers alike.

Published: 1/19/2017

Safe Tooling for Heavy Machining
Heavy machining puts stress on the tool holder. This system helps eliminate tool pullout.

Published: 9/19/2016

Through-Coolant for Swiss Machines
This system allows shops to quickly transform the standard external-coolant live tooling heads on their turning machine turrets into those with through-tool-coolant capability.

Published: 9/1/2016

Optimized Machining out of the Box
Four tooling-related companies partner to supply dynamically stable milling for improved productivity on existing machine tools. Users do not have to measure the dynamics of their machines. Instead, tooling tailored to the machine arrives as a compl...

Published: 11/2/2015

What to Consider When Adding Angle Heads
Angle heads can enable a three-axis machine tool to be more versatile. That said, this shop explains that there’s more to getting started using them than simply loading them into a machine’s spindle.

Published: 10/1/2015

Testing Measures Impact of Toolholder Interface Rigidity
Though Big-Plus and HSK share superficial similarities, they differ fundamentally in how they clamp the holder--a difference with important implications.

Published: 9/1/2015

Alternate Coolant Delivery Method Made a Difference
Haimer's Cool Flash toolholder delivers coolant through small slits to cover the entire tool circumference.

Published: 9/1/2015

“Spirograph” Generates Face Grooves on a Machining Center
Sandvik Coromant's unusual "SpiroGrooving" system uses an adjustable toolholder to machine API grooves on a machining center.

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