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Collet Chuck Size
We often get asked to spec out tooling packages for new CNC mills and one of the questions we encounter most, or should, is how do you select the right toolholder collet size for your companies applications? The real choice is in the size of the collet chuck itself. So several considerations should be reviewed...
What size are your tools?
Your first consideration should be the size of end mills or drills you will be using…Continue
One of the problems we see often (but not many people ask us about) is the process of actually loading a new fixture on the side of a tombstone in a horizontal CNC milling machine. Hoisting up the fixture and aligning dowel pins can become quite a chore and really increase set-up time and…Continue
ER, IT’S IN THE DETAILS
The ER collet system has several advantages when using today's CNC computerized milling machines. The most significant advantage is flexibility to hold any type of round shank tool. An ER collet can be used in drilling, reaming, and tapping as well as milling applications just by exchanging the collet. Its accuracy also provides greater tool life than older style collet systems like TG or DA.
Another advantage is the flexibility of the collet for…Continue
As part of a promotion, running now until August 2013, Big Kaiser also has focused synchronous tapping. Tapping can be one of the big bottlenecks in CNC cycle time reduction programs.
One of the most common methods of tapping in use today on CNC machines is “rigid tapping” or “synchronous feed tapping.” A rigid tapping cycle synchronizes the machine spindle rotation and feed to match a specific thread pitch. Since the feed into the h*** is synchronized, in theory, a solid holder…Continue