Big Kaiser Expands BBT30 Toolholder Offering
Big Kaiser has added inch standard sizes for the U.S. market to the production of its Big-Plus BBT30 basic arbors (shell mill holders, end mill holders, shrink fit and blanks).
Big Kaiser has added inch standard sizes for the U.S. market to the production of its Big-Plus BBT30 basic arbors (shell mill holders, end mill holders, shrink fit and blanks). The first batch of products produced in the U.S. with inch standard sizes is now available. The expansion allows for enhancements to the BBT30 program that satisfy demands specific to the North American market, including custom tools can be ordered, produced and delivered more quickly.
An inch-based BBT30 shrink fit series is being introduced to complement the 10 metric sizes currently offered. Standard items available in sizes 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4".
A single blank size has been added to give customers the ability to make special tools on their own. Additional grinding services and custom manufacturing are available.
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