Kyocera JTC Holders Improve Chip Control, Wear Prevention
Inch-size toolholders with high-pressure coolant delivery are designed to improve performance in turning, grooving, cut-off and threading applications.
Kyocera Precision Tools' jet coolant-through (JCT) toolholder series provides multiple high-pressure coolant streams at precise locations, giving manufacturers more chip control and wear prevention for small parts machining. Part of the JCT series tooling lineup includes inch-size holders to improve production with excellent performance in a variety of turning, grooving, cut-off and threading applications. According to the company, the toolholders feature easy connections with a high-pressure hose and joint. The internal coolant provides longer tool life and improved chip control.
Sometimes a shop doesn’t do enough turning work to justify the purchase of a CNC lathe. But when it needs to produce precision turned parts, even if for a very small lot size, the shop needs a solution.
Producing a keyway, spline or similar longitudinal feature on a turned part usually necessitates an additional, time-consuming, secondary operation on a broaching or slotting machine. That means moving the part to and from a secondary operation, an extra setup, additional labor and hourly machine costs and all of the other headaches that go with secondary operations.
Workholding for turning is usually fairly basic: The selection comes down to chucks or collets. This article looks at when to consider the collet chuck and what kind might be best for a given application.