News & Notes

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Composite Machining from YG-1 and The Tool Crib

Composites are becoming a common material to be machined in more and more manufacturing environments.  FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) materials have been used in Aerospace applications for years.  Now more products and applications are...

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Linked Gas Spring Systems from Dadco and The Tool Crib

Utilizing linked nitrogen gas springs from Dadco and The Tool Crib is one of the best ways to improve the overall performance and part quality of a stamping operation.  Linked systems offer a die operator the ability to monitor and control stamping pressure from...

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Nine9 Offers First Indexable Center Drill

If you have a process that requires repetitive center drilling, you should consider the iCenter indexable center drill from Nine9 and The Tool Crib.  Nine9 is part of the Everede family of tools and has patented this system to increase the...

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Mikron Tool CrazyDrill Flexible Carbide

Mikron Tool is a Swiss company that began by making machines for the Swiss watch and ballpoint pen industries.  From there, they also began to produce their own tooling to be used in the equipment they were building.  Today, they are a...

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BIG Kaiser Mega-Synchro Tapping Holders

The Tool Crib is proud to represent BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling.  BIG Kaiser is based near Chicago, Illinois and was originally a subsidiary of Heinz Kaiser AG, Rümlang, Switzerland.  In 2003 they began a strategic alliance with BIG...

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NSK High Speed Spindles

The Tool Crib is proud to represent NSK High Speed Spindles.  NSK-America is part of Nakanishi, Inc and was established in 1984.  Their US headquarters are located near Chicago, Illinois.  The company produces both hand-held and machine...

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High Speed Machining

High Speed Machining has become a catch-all phrase for several specific tool programming strategies that have unique characteristics.  By now, almost all shops are trying to use one or more of these techniques to increase efficiency and be more profitable.  Beginning...

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Samchully Chucks from The Tool Crib

If you are like most shop owners or machinists, you probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about the chuck on your machine tool.  Do you know when it last had any maintenance?  Do you grease it often?  Did you know that most manufacturers recommend that a chuck...

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Walter Tools New Perform Line Grades

Walter Tools has recently added two new carbide grades to their insert line.  WPV10 and WPV20 are part of the "Perform Line" of tools Walter has developed.  These inserts are designed for shops with older equipment or machines that may have somewhat limited...

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