Lyndex-Nikken Inc.

1468 Armour Boulevard
Mundelein , IL 60060 US


As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

A part on a Nikken rotary table in a VMC

Shop Works to get the Most Out of Its Five-Axis Capabilities
Vertical machining centers with rotary tables helped this Indiana job shop set itself apart, but specific machine features and additional equipment have helped it use them more efficiently to grow its business.

five-axis setup drawing

Partners in THINC Winter Showcase to Demonstrate Five-Axis Setup
The demonstration is intended to benefit shops that need to do five-axis work but don’t want to or need to incur the price of a dedicated five-axis machine tool.

Technicut tool and the Nikken holder

Eliminating Tool Pullout in Titanium Milling
Toolholder employs a secondary locking system to counter the high axial cutting forces encountered during the development of a tool for high-metal-removal-rate milling of titanium.

Brian Miller of Paratech

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.

European Live Tools Designed for CNC Lathes
Lyndex-Nikken offers Mimatic Tool Systems’ live tools, which are manufactured to Mazak specifications and designed to enhance CNC lathe performance.


Last Glance at IMTS 2010
It would be impossible to cover all of the key exhibitors at IMTS 2010—even if every booth got merely a quick glance. However, the editors of MMS did get glimpses of some interesting technologies exhibited at the show...

Portable Shrink-Fit Machine
Lyndex-Nikken’s shrink-fit machine firmly inserts cutting tools into shrink-fit holders in 2 sec.

drive shaft keyway

Rotary Tables Save Time, Expand Capabilities
This shop refused to accept the notion that large, complex parts necessarily require multiple, time-consuming setups. Rotary tables from Lyndex-Nikken have saved time and expanded capabilities to the point where the shop can take on new work and bring previously outsourced jobs back in-house.

Large, Heavy-Duty Rotary Tables
The Super Large, Heavy-Duty Series is the latest addition to Lyndex-Nikken’s rotary table repertoire.

shop floor

Shop Enjoys Five-Axis Benefits Without The Cost
Integrating Lyndex-Nikken rotary tables into three-axis Mori Seiki VMCs provided this shop with five-axis capability at a fraction of the cost of a new five-axis machine.


Shrink Fit Toolholders Offer Consistent Results
Lyndex-Nikken’s shrink fit toolholders are designed for optimum accuracy, rigidity and balance. The solid construction minimizes unbalance variations when changing cutting tools, the company says.

MRP interface

Managing Information Maximizes Efficiency
Using an intuitive, homegrown MRP system, this shop is able to effectively manage massive amounts of information while making necessary documents accessible anywhere they’re needed on the shop floor.

Rotary Table-Equipped Machining Centers Add Value For Investment Caster
A specialist in investment castings has invested in making those castings more valuable. Hartford, Wisconsin-based Signicast Corporation recently strengthened its capacity to perform machining on castings in-house so customers can receive a more finished product.

Cast carbide worm screw

Carbide Worm Screw System Improves Rotary Table Life
Mounted in a horizontal or vertical plane, rotary tables can be used to add fourth and fifth axis capability to conventional three-axis CNC machining centers. This rotary table manufacturer has developed an actuation mechanism that, according to the company, significantly increases the useful life of its rotary tables.

A balanceable toolholder

Bringing Toolholders Up To Speed
For the Wichita, Kansas, division of aircraft manufacturer Boeing, one aspect of effective high speed machining is finding the right balance. The division machines aluminum at speeds ranging from 15,000 to 40,000 rpm. To cut at these high speeds as effectively as possible, Boeing uses both pre-balanced and balanceable toolholders.

Product Categories of Lyndex-Nikken Inc.

Arbors (for Cutters)
Boring Tools & Heads for Machining Centers
Boring Tools for Turning Machines
Chuck Jaws & Collets
Chucks, Collet Type (for Workholding)
Chucks, Jaw Type
Chucks, Power
Clamps & Fixturing Devices
Collets for Toolholding
Collets for Workholding
Collets, Solid & Master
Drill Chucks
Drilling Heads/Attachments
Grinding Attachments & Accessories
Indexers & Rotary Tables
Milling Heads/Attachments
Probes, Electromechanical
Replacement Parts/Repair Parts
Robots, Industrial
Tap Drivers & Attachments
Tool Presetters
Tool Storage & Handling Systems
Tooling Systems, Modular and/or Quick-Change
Workholding, Custom

Trade Names

Elbo Controlli
Flash Point
HS Balance
Simple Setter
Tool Jaw
XYZ Setter
Zero Setter