Proper seating of toolholders would lower labor costs per part, allow for more competitive bidding on jobs, increase profit margins, and reduce the need to invest in new capital equipment to meet production demands.
Demand totaled $203.68 million in April, -1.6% from March, +21.2% over the April 2017 consumption
Automated dispensing gives round-the-clock access to tools and PPE gear, and shortages can be avoided thanks to automatic reordering.
From one end of the spindle to the other, innovations in workholding and tooling will be the basis for many new insights at IMTS 2018
A newly developed loading mechanism, with integrated robot and workpiece magazine, is the best new example of high-throughput automation in the machine shop.
Low-cost tool can be used effectively on hardened metals that interact in surface-to-surface friction with other metals or materials, like sliding guideways
Tool shanks have become complex workpieces because the coolant must be optimally fed to the edges of drilling or milling tool.