Tooling & Workholding

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Shaving Seconds with Faster Quick-Change Tool Systems

Modern tooling is reducing tool change time, taking tooling changes from minutes down to seconds.


Taking the Heat Off Live Tooling

As live tooling becomes more popular in many CNC turning centers, the use of tooling with sealed bearing performance is becoming a challenge for shops that produce components in high volumes or with lengthy cycle times.


Accurate Live Tools Save Lives

By swapping its previous live toolholders for Mimatic models from Lyndex-Nikken, this manufacturer improved accuracy and rigidity in a critical drilling operation for a life-saving emergency rescue tool.


Balanced Tool Assemblies Boost Quality, Efficiency

With balancing equipment and shrink-fit toolholders from Haimer USA, this manufacturer of automotive castings improved productivity, accuracy and surface finishes while extending tool and spindle life. 


Hard Milling With Tandem Toolholding

A combination of toolholding choices lets this die shop get the most performance from its small-diameter tools.


Laser Toolsetter Solves Moldmaker's Quality And Productivity Challenges

Prior to toolsetter installation, Desenco personnel report that it was 'almost impossible' to attain accurate Z depths and repeatability in the Z axis.


Retooling Saves Time And Space

Fermer Precision machines a variety of precision parts from aluminum, cast iron, powdered metal, carbon steel and low-carbon steel for automobiles, firearms, medical products and train brake systems. The company relies on a Mori Seiki SV-500 and two...


Toolholders Fuel Setup Time Reduction

This Indiana shop has been a precision automotive parts supplier to Honda America since it began operations in 1988. Among its precision machined products are fuel intake manifolds for Honda Civics, Accords and V6 sport utility vehicles. IPT produce...


Rigid Spindle Extension Solves Deep Mold And Die Problems

In the past 15 years, there has been an increasing demand for stronger, but lighter, automotive and aerospace components. To save weight and increase structural integrity, many small subassemblies have been redesigned into a single integral part.


Retrofitting CNC Machining Center With Auxiliary High RPM Spindle

Adding a high-speed electric-spindle system to an existing CNC vertical machining center can improve the machine's productivity by providing quick, infinitely variable speed selection and higher rpm capabilities.


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