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Video: Scannable Code Promotes Sharing of Cutting Tool Information in a Data-Driven Manufacturing Environment

Learn how a dot matrix code on the body of a toolholder enables critical information about the cutting tool to be captured, moved about the factory safely and updated promptly on a central database.


Defeating Axial Forces

Prolong tool life and avoid failure—and even workpiece damage—with a toolholding system specially designed to provide pull-out protection.


Three Angle Head Considerations

There’s more to getting started using these accessories than simply loading them into your machine’s spindle.


Video: Machining API Groove with “Spirograph” Tool Path

A system for turning oil-industry face grooves on a machining center uses an adjustable toolholder along with an NC code generator for creating the unusual path.


Video: Machine Tool Serves as its Own Robot

Schunk’s Gripper with Spindle Interface device enables a machine to load and unload workpieces on its own. See how.


Weldon-Flat Tools in a Precision Toolholder

This system uses the standard Weldon flat so that end mills do not have to be modified for locking in place when a precision toolholder takes high-force cuts.


Video: Trial Cuts with Ultrasonic-Assisted Machining

Ultrasonic-assisted machining reduces friction in metal cutting to enable a standard tool to cut faster and more smoothly. Video shows comparison cuts of the same machine and tool with and without this new accessory.


Video: Installing a Right Angle Head on a Machine’s Toolchanger

This video steps you through the process for installing a standard right-angle head on a machine’s tool changer.


More Tools for Swiss-Types

Iscar is expanding its line of square-shank toolholders for Swiss-type automatics and CNC machine tools by adding new tools for high pressure coolant and also tools without the internal coolant feature.


Doubling Down on Setup Reduction

Angle heads still find plenty of use for reducing setups, even in shops using sophisticated multi-axis machine tools.


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