• Machine compatibility supports milling capacity expansion
    July 18th, 2017

    With its core business being turning, the milling capability at Batchflow Engineering had taken something of a back seat. However, with the growth in low-volume production and prototype work, especially for the motorsport sector, managing director Steve Packwood recognised the need to bring machining centre capacity up to date.

  • Small hydraulic tool-holders from Big Kaiser
    July 18th, 2017

    Big Kaiser says it has launched the world’s smallest hydraulic tool-holding chuck for HSK-E25 machine spindles. Offered in the UK market by Industrial Tooling Corporation Ltd (ITC), the new HDC line completes the range of Big Kaiser Super Slim hydraulic chucks.
    Super Slim HDC chucks are designed for precision finishing

  • ETG gets a grip on clamping
    July 18th, 2017

    ETG Workholding has been appointed the exclusive UK supplier for the German Spreitzer range of precision tools, specialising in the development and manufacture of standard and bespoke solutions in the field of clamping and measuring. A product range that ETG Workholding will be particularly promoting is the MZR range of

  • Hydraulic chuck suits EasyFix boring bars
    July 18th, 2017

    Gewefa has developed a hydraulic chuck for holding Sandvik Coromant EasyFix boring bars that removes the need for reduction sleeves while eliminating run-out and guaranteeing centre height at the insert cutting tip.
    Setting time is reduced by as much as 75%, says the company, with the Gewefa design featuring a

  • Inoflex chuck aids Micron Precision
    July 18th, 2017

    Brixworth-based Micron Precision Engineering has matched a recently installed DMG Mori DMU75 Monoblock machine tool with an InoFlex concentric and compensating four-jaw chuck from Thame Workholding.
    “As standard chucks are somewhat limited, we searched for a secure, fast and flexible workholding method to help ensure the new machine’s efficient operation,”