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Published: 6/20/2018

Turret-Adapted Clamping Unit Provides High Clamping Forces
In place of the standard turret tooling available on CNC lathes, the KM product line of turret-adapted clamping units from Kennametal and EWS Tool is designed to improve shopfloor efficiency.

Published: 4/16/2018

Clean Spindles Increase Productivity and Reduce Breakdowns
Although CNC spindle maintenance is often overlooked due to the perception that it is a dirty and boring job, according to JM Performance Products Inc. a clean spindle is essential to avoid premature wear, repair downtime an...

Published: 10/20/2017

The ‘Easy’ Button for Tool Changing
Although there’s no such thing as the easy button, there are smart tooling choices you can make that lead to efficient, safe machining and other benefits. One such technology is quick-change tooling. Although there are different types of quick...

Published: 7/13/2017

Data-Driven Manufacturing Brings Efficiency to the Shop Floor
Developments in data-driven manufacturing, or digitization of the shop floor, are going far beyond merely knowing whether or not machines are in cycle.

Published: 7/3/2017

Shrinking Costs: The Tool Life and Cycle Time Advantages of Shrink-Fit Tooling
A Tier-One automotive supplier measures the value of a toolholder change.

Published: 5/18/2017

The Next Step in Setup Reduction
Quick-change modular tooling is a clear way to increase productivity, shorten setup time and generally improve the bottom line for job shops and large manufacturers alike.

Published: 1/19/2017

Safe Tooling for Heavy Machining
Heavy machining puts stress on the tool holder. This system helps eliminate tool pullout.

Published: 9/19/2016

Through-Coolant for Swiss Machines
This system allows shops to quickly transform the standard external-coolant live tooling heads on their turning machine turrets into those with through-tool-coolant capability.

Published: 9/1/2016

Optimized Machining out of the Box
Four tooling-related companies partner to supply dynamically stable milling for improved productivity on existing machine tools. Users do not have to measure the dynamics of their machines. Instead, tooling tailored to the machine arrives as a compl...

Published: 11/2/2015

What To Consider When Adding Angle Heads
Angle heads can enable a three-axis machine tool to be more versatile. That said, this shop explains that there’s more to getting started using them than simply loading them into a machine’s spindle.