NT Tool’s angle heads have added a cutting axis to existing machines, allowing machining from additional angles without the need for tilt tables so machining plants can save on setup costs and investments in new machinery.
Allied Machine & Engineering Corp.’s Gen3sys XT Pro line of inserts and holders are high penetration drilling products that feature enhanced holders and inserts with three geometries and two advanced coatings.
Heimatec’s line of tooling available for the Haas BMT turret includes multi-spindle, adjustable angle, and speed multipliers.
Schunk’s Tendo E compact is a universal toolholder for applications such as milling, drilling, and reaming.
Sandvik Coromant Inc.’s GC4335 insert grade is for the turning of steels where unstable conditions or vibration issues prevail and is designed to bring about secure and predictable machining as well as shorter cycle times and better machine utilization.
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-change tooling systems, they all were created for the same purposes: to increase productivity, shorten setup time, provide flexibility and save money.
Big Kaiser offers its smallest hydraulic chuck for HSK-E25 machine spindles, completing its line of Super Slim hydraulic chucks.
At Hansen Engineering Co., toolholder expansion reduced spindle contact, causing a variety of production issues. High-torque retention knobs from JM Performance Products increased productivity and reduced downtime.
Developments in data-driven manufacturing, or digitization of the shop floor, are going far beyond merely knowing whether or not machines are in cycle.