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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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Despite a long history of helping manufacturers reduce setups, the angle head might seem like little more than a relic in an era characterized by increasingly sophisticated multi-axis machine tools. According to Big Kaiser Precision Tooling, however, that’s not the case at all. In fact, manufacturers are finding that this tried-and-true can help double-down on the setup-reducing capabilities of four- and five-axis machines, particularly in the aerospace and energy industries. That said, they do come with inherent limitations that any potential user should keep in mind. Learn more here

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