Technology Sheets

Tool Holder Selection

The process of machining materials to a net shape in an efficient and cost-effective way is an ongoing challenge for industries across the globe. The challenge is exacerbated when placed in the context of machining hard metals in a high labour cost country as seen within the EU.

Cutting fluid filtration

The commission of the machine tools manufacturers had commissioned Cetim to carry out an instruction file around the problems of filtration and follow-up of machining machines.

A study on filtration was decided, with two working phases including the research of information and the preparation of the test phase, object of this synthesis.

Adaptive Machining

Adaptive machining is the adaptation of NC programs to accommodate part to part variation enabling more stable and consistent production of complex or variable geometries. Repeat component manufacture requires a repeatable machine and process to ensure the product is machined to the same standard every time.

Recycling carbide tools

The life of a carbide drill bit or cutting tool is measured in fractions of a millimetre, while the tool itself could be over a hundred millimetres long. There is good reason for this, but nevertheless and end-of-life tool retains significant value due to the materials and energy used to produce it.

Improving an existing low-cost spring separator for industrial applications

Springs are typically delivered in bulk and feeding them into an assembly line is often a considerable challenge for factories engaged in assembly and installation activities. The reasons behind this difficulty are numerous since springs as a shape have some distinct features. For comprehension, some of the main features of the spring have been listed below:

Dry machining - watch file

This study deals with developments in the field of dry machining since 1973, through scientific articles and patents.

The evolution of the number of patents and publications is illustrated as well as their countries of origin. The main actors are listed.

SECO TOOLS Modern Machining Days

The 2022 edition of the Modern Machining Days, at the Bourges site of Seco Tools France, featured advanced machining (turning and milling) demonstrations.

New solutions for intelligent and connected machine tools

This watch file offers a panorama of the latest technologies around intelligent and connected machine tools through a presentation of remarkable solutions, according to three themes: monitoring and optimisation of machining quality, monitoring of the production tool, but also monitoring and control of machining processes.

3-2-1 Rule of Work Piece Clamping

Over the past years, manufacturing has made considerable progress. New machine tools, high-performance cutting tools, and modern manufacturing processes enable today's industries to make workpiece faster and better than ever before. Although work holding methods have also advanced considerably, the basic principles of clamping and locating are still the same.

Sensory Tool Holder

A sensory tool holder is an inline tooling adapter that is capable of measuring three different dynamic responses within the tool – these being the bending moment, the tension and the torsion. With applications to both milling and turning operations, a sensory tool holder can continually collect data during a given operation and wirelessly transmits this data to a nearby laptop.

Choose the right endmill to optimise your milling process

Solid carbide endmills are the most commonly used tools in almost every machine shop. Process engineers are always concerned with productivity gains by reducing the tooling cost, machining time and bring down the cost per part to increase the margins. The selection of the machining conditions either rely on the experience of the operator or the recommendations from the tool manufacturer.

Micro Boring Bar Tool Monitoring using Vibration

The concept of using sensors, outside of those integrated within the machine tool, to monitor tool condition is not novel and there are several methods which can be deployed, and some are outlined below.