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Published: 11/25/2014

Expanded Anti-Pullout System Enables Secure Titanium Milling with ER Collet Systems
Because of the extreme forces involved in machining titanium and other hard metals, it is necessary to take precautions to avoid pullout—the tendency for a cutting tool such as an end mill to gradually loosen in its holder and possibly be twis...

Published: 8/28/2014

Ultrasonic-Assisted Machining with Standard Machines and Tools
A system to be marketed in 2015 will apply ultrasonic vibration from within the toolholder to reduce cutting force and improve the performance of the cut.

Published: 4/28/2014

Eliminating Tool Pullout in Titanium Milling
Toolholder employs a secondary locking system to counter the high axial cutting forces encountered during the development of a tool for high-metal-removal-rate milling of titanium.

Published: 4/28/2014

Presetting Becomes Prevalent
Next Intent implemented presetting and shrink-fit toolholding when it bought a five-axis machining center, but it has since seen these resources deliver value to machining centers throughout the shop.

Published: 2/13/2014

ER Collet Chuck and Quick-Change System in One Toolholder
This quick-change system is aimed at addressing cost concerns for companies focused on conserving costs and improving productivity.

Published: 1/20/2014

Turning Heads with Presetters
As lathes and turning machines pivot toward quick-change tooling models from traditional stick tools, presetters present benefits of keeping chips flying while reducing human error and increasing precision.

Published: 1/20/2014

8 Easy Tips for Spindle and Toolholder Hygiene
A minute chip floating in coolant swarf left to dry on a toolholder taper can eventually become a serious interference at the machine tool spindle-toolholder interface.

Published: 9/17/2013

The Benefits and Limitations of Machining With an Angle Head
Far from being outdated by the latest machine tool technology, angle heads often prove an ideal complement by pushing done-in-one capabilities even further. Proper application, however, requires attention to their limitations as well as their benefi...

Published: 4/19/2013

Holder Design Locks Tools in Place
Tough to machine materials, aggressive metal removal rates and long, awkward tool overhangs are machining conditions that require toolholders to perform flawlessly and provide strong gripping force, high precision and vibration control.

Published: 12/17/2012

Put Shrink-Fit Tooling to the Test
Metalworking offers its fair share of challenges, and shrink-fit tooling is one of them.