Custom Tools for CNC Lathes
Heimatec now offers custom tooling in addition to its standard tooling line. The company designs and builds tools to suit specific requirements for CNC lathes, regardless of application, brand or size.
Tooling experts at the company work directly with customers to design tools for specific manufacturing needs, such as exotic materials, depth of cut, extensions, rotary table and fixture positioning and other machine tool arrangements. On-site testing is offered to validate the designs.
One of the most common methods of tapping in use today on CNC machines is 'rigid tapping' or 'synchronous feed tapping.' A rigid tapping cycle synchronizes the machine spindle rotation and feed to match a specific thread pitch. Since the feed into the hole is synchronized, in theory a solid holder without any tension-compression can be used.
Creating threaded holes in titanium alloys calls for proper techniques based on an understanding of both the properties of these materials and the peculiarities of the tapping process.
Simple process considerations can increase your productivity in milling titanium alloys.