TOOLING/WORKHOLDING

Making reference to increased productivity

EDM tooling company System 3R is claiming up to 70% productivity gains for toolmakers using the 3Refix reference system. 3Refix provides `one-hit’ positioning of fixtures or pallets on to the machine table.

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* Ultra-Mini tooling fitted with interchangeable carbide inserts can be used to perform a variety of machining operations on bores as small as 2.8mm.

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* Dormer has identified the need for a high quality tool holding system to exploit the performance of today’s application-based thread-cutting tools.

The result is the Vanguard (ISO) and Shark (DIN) tap holders for use with HSS and HSCo taps. Sixteen attachments fit machining centres, CNC turning and transfer/multi-spindle machines. They are fully interchangeable with existing tool holding equipment.

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* The Techno chuck is a self-centering internal chuck which is suitable for handling delicate items including glass that have to be turned, milled or ground.

Useable as the driving and driven element, the clamping range is from 44-417mm to include unusual geometries.

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* Suited to single-hit machining of medium-size bar as well as chucking parts with cross-drilled or milled features, is the Muratec MT12 twin spindle turning centre. It features a `kissing spindle’ design for simultaneous first and second operations and fast, automatic component transfer. Each turret has 15 driven tool positions through a 2.8kW, 4000rpm drive.

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