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Published: 9/18/2012

Flexible, Quick-Change Tool Adapter System
Before the development of live tooling, there were turning centers and machining centers. Processing parts with multiple operations that included turning and milling required moving the workpieces from one machine tool to another.

Published: 6/13/2012

Horizontal Shrink-Fit Machine for Micromachining Applications
Toolholders with HSK interfaces are said to be the best option for micromachining applications. This horizontal shrink-fit machine is designed to speed and simplify cutter changes using these toolholders.

Published: 4/18/2012

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

Published: 4/13/2012

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.

Published: 12/14/2011

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.

Published: 9/26/2011

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.

Published: 7/21/2011

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.

Published: 4/14/2011

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.

Published: 12/21/2010

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.

Published: 8/24/2010

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.