Peterson Tools ThriftEdge System Reduces Setup Time
PMTS 2019: Peterson Tool’s ThriftEdge form tool system is said to help reduce setup and change-over time, maintenance and boost efficiency.
Peterson Tool Company’s ThriftEdge form tool system is said to help reduce setup and change-over time, maintenance and boost efficiency. Because all machines move in a circular or lateral motion, the performance of the cutting edge is especially important. The company says its products provide improved rigidity and strong cutting edge, enabling tighter tolerances. The company recommends the use of its system to improve tool life, part finish and repeatability.
Having strategies in place for managing chips is an important part of protecting the production process, from tool life to product quality.
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.
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.