TOOLING

Automation & Robots | 9 MINUTE READ

Automation in High-Mix, Low-Volume Turning Applications

Turning shops are familiar with automation for high-volume work, but the shifting landscape to smaller batch sizes has created new challenges.

Toolholders

Vardex Threading Toolholders Offer Two Coolant Ports

Vardex external thread turning toolholders have two high-pressure coolant outlets for greater precision and longer tool life.

Cutting Tools

Seco Assistant Machining App Saves Time, Boosts Productivity

Seco Assistant mobile app streamlines the daily machining experience, combining vital information and tools with a smooth user experience.

Cutting Tools

Kennametal Boring System Simplifies Precision Adjustment

Kennametal’s digital-ready fine boring tools are easy-to-use for more productive, predictable and accurate boring.

Cutting Tools

Haimer Power Clamp Shrink Fit System Reduces Cycle Times

System enables smooth and clean cooling to reduce shrinking and cooling cycle times.

Cutting Tools

Horn Supermini HP Eliminates Need for Multiple Tools

Supermini HP is a multifunctional tool for drilling, turning, boring and facing.

Cutting Tools

Faster Centerline Setups for Anti-Vibration Boring Bars

A serrated, magnetic device has been developed to speed centerline adjustment for Iscar’s Whisperline vibration-damping boring bars.

Workholding

SMW Power Chuck Made for Heavy-Duty Machining

SMW’s HFKS-2G Power Chuck delivers twice the grip force than standard 3-Jaw chucks.

Cutting Tools

Allied Machine Offers High-Penetration Drill System

T-A Pro drill designed to extend tool life, create consistent quality holes and provide better chip evacuation.

Toolholders

Rego-Fix Coolant-Through System for Live Tooling

ReCool Erax is low-maintenance way to retrofit static or driven tooling systems with internal coolant capabilities.

VIDEOS

Cutting Tools

Video: High-Performance Hard Turning

Machine shops involved in turning hard parts will be interested in learning about these new inserts that were specially designed for this particular operation.

Cutting Tools

Video: Micro Insert for Live Tooling on Swiss Lathes

This easy-loading 5-mm I.C. micro insert is designed to run at maximum feed rates and is equipped with fine-pitched densities for high-productivity machining.

Cutting Tools

Live Demo Video: New Digital Boring Head and App

The EWD EVO digital boring head from Big Kaiser connects with newly developed smartphone and tablet app.

Cutting Tools

Walter Micro Drill Has Internal, External Coolant Capabilities

Walter USA’s Supreme DB133 solid carbide micro drill delivers high precision and productivity.
#micromachining

Cutting Tools

Exploring the Benefits of Reaming for Finishing Bores

How does reaming compare to single-point boring? A supplier of reaming tools compares these processes commonly used to finish bores and offers tips for those considering reaming.
#techbrief

Toolholders

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.

Workholding

Hainbuch 2-Jaw Module Adapts to Clamp Cubic Parts

The 2-Jaw module delivers small alternative to large centric vice.

Cutting Tools

Carmex Inserts Designed for Challenging Machining Applications

Carmex diamond PCD, CVD-T and PCBN turning inserts designed to increase efficiency and productivity for difficult materials.

Workholding

Big Kaiser UniLock System Stabilizes Tall Parts

Big Kaiser’s UniLock Stabilizer 50 system can easily adjust to new parts – making machining more efficient and cost-effective.