Chattering and deflection have always been the bane of machinists’ existence, so much so that the sight of a long and slender tool holder will immediately cause goosebumps. If you understand why a long tool holder behaves the way it does, you’ll know that there are ways to fight back against this bending.
Constantly optimizing processes and equipment to achieve an advantage over other race teams, Team Penske adopted tooling improvements based on its decision to expand usage of the BIG-Plus spindle interface and tool holders.
BIG KAISER’s Mega New Baby Chuck has been delivering extreme precision for more than 20 years and is now available with up to ø1″ clamping for drills, reamers and finishing end mills with .00004″ runout accuracy.
Titanium, Inconel, stainless steel and other similar materials are becoming increasingly popular for their combination of temperature resistance and strength – but this also happens to make them among the most difficult metals to machine.
NTMA members visited BIG Daishowa Seiki in Japan during the association’s 2016 Tech Tour last month. The annual Tech Tour is a special opportunity for NTMA members to learn, network and tour manufacturing facilities outside the U.S.