Cheto Introduces ATC for Switching Between Milling, Gundrilling
IMTS Spark: Cheto Corp. has created an automatic toolchanger (ATC) for its deep-hole drilling and milling machines.
Cheto Corp. has created an automatic toolchanger (ATC) for its deep-hole drilling and milling machines. The ATC is designed for the automatic change of gundrills, enabling quick switching between drilling and milling. Before beginning machining, the operator can put the workpiece on the table and equip the ATC with as many as 250 tools and five gundrills before the machine proceeds to mill and drill automatically.
With macros and canned cycles resident in the CNC on most contemporary turning centers, single point turning of OD threads can seem like almost a default process decision. However, for numerous applications, OD thread rolling has inherent advantages as an alternative to cutting threads.
Cutting holes by interpolating a face milling cutter may be a better process choice for many rough and even finish boring operations. Software improvements and better cutter designs allow expanding use of the versatile face mill for hole making.
The right choices in tooling and technique can optimize the thread turning process.