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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.


A Toolholder Maintenance Guide for the Inexperienced and Veterans Alike

Tooling supplier Techniks offers a “Machinist’s Guide to Toolholder Maintenance,” a 5-page overview of some of the most important aspects of keeping collet-and-nut-style toolholders in top condition.


Toolholder Manufacturer Invests in the Future

The manufacturer of precision tooling components recently finished its expansion at its Swiss headquarters. It also managed to expand its appeal to a younger workforce.


What's in a Name?

Despite the ER collet’s prevalence in the industry, its users are not necessarily familiar with its history.


The Humble Pull Stud

I’ve said that the toolholder is the least appreciated element in many milling processes, but the pull stud (or retention knob) is perhaps the least appreciated component of the toolholder.


Video: Understanding Toolholders

The toolholder is arguably the least appreciated element in a system for successful milling on a machining center. Watch a presentation for optimizing the interface between the cutting tool and the spindle.


Video Shows How to Check Toolholder Runout

Here’s a video that explains how to check the runout on a collet chuck toolholder.


Why the Y?

See how Y-axis toolholders enable Swiss-type lathes to realize better chip control.


Care and Maintenance of Toolholders

Worn or damaged toolholders can reduce tool life, degrade workpiece surface finish or harm the machine tool spindle. A downloadable guide from Techniks explains what operators should look for when evaluating the condition of a collet and nut-style t...


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