3/11/2005

Angle Heads For Machine Tools

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Angle heads are manufactured in both standard and special designs and can be used on machining centers, lathes, transfer machines and a variety of other machine tools. In the case of lathes where tool turret positions may be at a premium, two tool heads allow multiple operations. When used on machining centers, dual heads allow continuous machining without tool change.

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Angle heads are manufactured in both standard and special designs and can be used on machining centers, lathes, transfer machines and a variety of other machine tools. In the case of lathes where tool turret positions may be at a premium, two tool heads allow multiple operations. When used on machining centers, dual heads allow continuous machining without tool change. This can be valuable when multiple parts are fixtured. Common dual head designs accept drills, end mills and shell mills.

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