L.H. Thomson exclusively uses high-torque retention knobs from JM Performance Products on every tool on its machines to improve heavy milling on titanium and stainless steel parts.
IMTS Spark: Techniks has expanded its line of hydraulic tool holders with the Triton line of hydraulic chucks.
IMTS Spark: The W&F linear unit with coolant management from Horn USA is a user-friendly quick-change system that can be combined with W&F Micro quick-change holders and existing standard holders.
IMTS Spark: Vargus USA’s ALCN line of external thread turning toolholders with high-pressure coolant is designed for improved productivity and extended tool life.
IMTS Spark: Haimer’s Power Clamp i4.0 shrink-fit system is designed to contribute to machine connectivity on the shop floor.
Big Kaiser has expanded its HDC jet-through hydraulic chuck line to include the BCV interface and additional inch sizes.
Seco Tools has expanded its Jetstream Tooling Integrated (JETI) technology with a range of toolholders for general ISO turning.
Seco’s modular QC (Quick-Change) toolholders for Swiss-type machining is designed to enable fast, easy and repeatable insert indexing and tool changes.
Schunk now offers a version of its Tendo Slim 4ax with Cool-Flow coolant-through technology.
Emuge has expanded its line of FPC Milling/ Drilling Chucks products to include Slim Line models that are designed to enhance five-axis machining productivity and versatility.
The design freedom of additive manufacturing delivers increased performance to cutting tools. At the world’s leading exposition for machine tools, I saw various examples of this.
Rego-Fix has introduced the Cryo-PowrGrip (PG-Cryo), a cryogenic coolant technology based on its PowrGrip system.
Eppinger Preci-Flex dual radial collet chucks from Exsys Tool are designed to increase the machining capability of turning machine tool turret station.
Additions to Seco Tools’ JETI (Jetstream Integrated) toolholders are said to eliminate the components and connectors required for coolant-through tooling that hinder grooving, parting-off and other turning operations.
Finding itself challenged to take full advantage of two new Y-axis lathes, Anthony Machine found a solution in Kennametal’s Turret Adapted Clamping Units which, combined with the KM quick-change toolholder, have reduced cycle times and setups significantly and reliably.
Made to fit with existing Powrgrip clamping units, Rego-Fix’s heavy duty Securgrip toolholders are designed to prevent cutter pullout during machining operations.