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Published: 5/1/2007

Boosting Machine Spindle Speed For Micromachining Applications
Small-diameter micromachining tools require very high rpm for sufficient cutting speed and material removal rates. This air spindle provides 80,000 rpm and an untethered compressed air interface to allow automatic changeovers using the machine's ATC...

Published: 3/13/2007

Engineering The Toolholder Assembly Process
This assembly and mounting device for V-flange toolholders is designed to make it easier and safer to put toolholders, collets and cutting tools together. The device allows the toolholder to be clamped securely and rotated so that both ends of the a...

Published: 12/22/2006

Milling Adaptor: Reach Without Reluctance
An alternative to conventional extended-reach toolholders, milling adaptors contain a custom damping mechanism to minimize vibration when milling long overhangs.

Published: 8/28/2006

Toward More Seamless MQL
One of the small perils of a new technology is that it often involves new steps or new considerations that present special opportunities for error. Minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) is a technology that exemplifies this point.

Published: 6/14/2006

The Real Cost Of Runout
A seemingly small amount of runout can still be too large for the tool. Reduce this runout, and tool life or productivity may dramatically increase.

Published: 3/24/2006

Don’t Forget The Drawbar
The force that holds the toolholder in the machining center's spindle can weaken over time. If you haven't checked drawbar force in a while, this may be the weak link in your process.

Published: 4/19/2005

Coolant-Through Turning Toolholders Deliver Increased Performance And Tool Life
It should be obvious to anyone who has ever washed a driveway or patio with a garden hose: For the best results, you must keep the stream of water precisely where it's needed. The same principle applies to delivering coolant to the cutting zone.

Published: 1/20/2004

Be Kind To To Your Collets
Collet toolholders are too important to the machining process to use them incorrectly. Follow this simple advice.  

Published: 6/15/2002

Up To 12 Tools In One Holder
Imagine a single cutting toolholder that can be used to perform 12 distinct metalcutting operations without a tool change. That's the concept behind a new cutting tool innovation designed and built by Mazak.

Published: 1/15/2002

Why Use Hydraulic Toolholders
The book on hydraulic toolholders is that they are fussy to set, fragile to operate and expensive to buy. So why do many shops choose them over other holders that seem less demanding? This Chicago mold builder has good reasons for its choice.