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Setting Tools Makes Small Shop Sense

Some people think tool presetting can be justified only in large operations. This Arizona shop shows how it makes sense almost anywhere.


Hold The Tool On Target

Toolholders deliver tight concentricity - no tramming required.


The New Model For Short-Order Manufacturing

Through the combination of innovative process development, cellular manufacturing and quick setup procedures, this shop found a way to mix efficiency and flexibility in small-lot machining.


Spindle System Has Dual Contact V-Taper

Most CNC machining centers use one of two spindle systems. The most common system is the solid V-taper. Gaining in popularity is the hollow shank or HSK-type spindle system.


Thermal Contraction Holds Tools Steady

When all is said and done, the intersection of a cutting tool and a workpiece is the point of metalworking. All process planning, employee training, capital investment and a host of other activities are links in a chain that lead to removing metal ...


Five Key Concepts Of Modular, Quick-Change Tooling

A tooling system consisting of interchangeable cutting units and standardized locking units has a lot to offer users of CNC machines, whether for turning, milling, or both on a turn mill. These guidelines will help you think clearly about how modula...


Choosing Toolholders For Your Machining Center

How the toolholders for your machining center are manufactured. Toolholder geometry, size and surface finish all have an effect on the cutting accuracy.


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