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Polygon Solutions Inc.

Polygon Solutions Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes precision rotary (wobble) broaching tools and toolholders.


A Systems Approach for Successful Titanium Machining

Coolant delivery, spindle connection and dynamic response all are part of a tooling formula for milling this metal productively.


A Machinist’s Guide to Toolholder Maintenance

Techniks’ “Machinist’s Guide to Toolholder Maintenance” can be a handy reference for inexperienced machinists and shop veterans alike.


Tooling up for Micromachining

Choosing the right tools and matching them to the correct operations and process techniques for micromachining applications is critical to success in this burgeoning market.


Precision Lathe Operations on a CNC Mill

Sometimes a shop doesn’t do enough turning work to justify the purchase of a CNC lathe. But when it needs to produce precision turned parts, even if for a very small lot size, the shop needs a solution.


Micromachining Powder Metal on a VMC

By refining its micromachining process for powder metal tool steels, this shop has reduced production costs, lead times and secondary bench work for complex tooling components.


Miniature Tooling System Big on Swiss Turning

The use of Swiss-type sliding headstock machines for processing medical parts continues to grow. The work involves very intricate high-precision machining that has been placing an increased emphasis on tooling setups and change-over times.


Consider a Systems Approach to Tooling

How parts are processed is the key to reducing cycle times, especially when using Swiss-type and turn-mill machines.


Chip Control

I discovered that chip control actually means controlling chips as they are being cut off of a workpiece.


The Importance of Float During Micro Reaming

Micro reamers require a floating holder to compensate for any machine positioning inaccuracies.


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