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Published: 1/15/2002

Why Use Hydraulic Toolholders
The book on hydraulic toolholders is that they are fussy to set, fragile to operate and expensive to buy. So why do many shops choose them over other holders that seem less demanding? This Chicago mold builder has good reasons for its choice.

Published: 4/15/2001

The Fluid Transition
A watershed moment in spindle evolution? For the latest generation of high speed spindles used in milling, spindle makers look beyond traditional bearings.

Published: 3/15/2001

JIT Driving New Cutting Tool Solutions
It's increasingly rare that shops can use "set it" and "forget it" tooling schemes for screw machine production runs. Today's schedules require more frequent changeover. Quick-change cutting tools, coupled with more advanced tool materials, are help...

Published: 4/15/2000

What's Possible At 10,000 RPM
High-value work doesn’t have to demand a high-cost machine tool.

Published: 4/15/1999

Widening Range Of Grooving Tools
Traditionally, a grooving tool grooves, a facing tool faces and, of course, special tools do special cuts. Improved insert manufacturing technology and toolholder design is changing this tradition, allowing specialized tooling to be used more generi...

Published: 12/15/1998

Cool Shrink Fit System
One of the neat things about metalworking is the wide variety of solutions generated for specific challenges. Shrink fit tooling is one such challenge. Much has been written and demonstrated about the advantages in concentricity, balance and ultimat...

Published: 11/15/1998

Four Toolholder Quality Factors
Toolholders are a critical link between the machine tool and the workpiece. This article looks at four fundamental toolholder manufacturing parameters that precision metalcutting shops need to consider when tooling for a job.

Published: 1/1/1998

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.

Published: 10/1/1997

Hold The Tool On Target
Toolholders deliver tight concentricity - no tramming required.

Published: 5/1/1997

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.