Masa Tool Inc. has created a precision collet device for the micromachining industry. The “Microconic System” is a miniaturized collet system that consists of two major components: the Microconic “cartridge” that fits directly into Swiss spindles like a collet and the Microconic collet that is a “right size” style collet. This chucking method is available for both draw-type (5C) and push-type or “dead length” systems (TF25), used on the subspindle of Swiss CNC lathes.
The Microconic grind provides extreme accuracy, high gripping force and tolerance for workpiece size differential, the company says. Each finger of the collet has a separate conical surface that acts to apply the gripping force with accuracy.
Microconic & iSwiss Announce a Marketing Partnership to Expand Subspindle Workholding Solutions for Swiss Style CNC Machines
OCEANSIDE, CA and MANCHESTER, CT - Masa Tool, creator of the Microconic™ workholding system for use in the sub spindle of CNC Swiss style machining centers and iSwiss, a provider of workholding sleeves and collets, have developed a co-marketing alignment. The alignment will enable Masa Tool and iSwiss machinery dealers, industrial distributors and CNC builders a one-stop shop to convert their Swiss CNC machines for use with the Microconic workholding system.
Masa Tool's unique Microconic system is specifically designed for holding workpieces from Ø0.15mm to 10mm (Ø0.006" to 0.390") in any machine that has a collet-type chuck. The system consists of two major components: The Microconic™ cartridge, which fits into the CNC machine spindle replacing the standard 5C, TF20 or TF25 collets, and the Microconic™ collet, which fits in the Microconic™ cartridge.
iSwiss offers high quality German and Swiss made tooling and workholding for the sliding headstock and CNC lathe community. iSwiss provides product solutions for Swiss Stye CNC machines ranging from collets and guide bushings to holders and live tools. Most importantly, iSwiss imports and manufactures one of the most most comprehensive product lines of Collet Sleeves and Spindle Cap Nuts for CNC Swiss Style Machines.
iSwiss will be providing Masa with a comprehensive group of reduction sleeves that will enable conversion of F37 spindles to the TF25 and TF 20 Microconic Cartridges. In turn, Masa Tool will providing the TF20 and TF25 cartridges and collets systems to iSwiss for resale through their distribution channels. This will enable both companies to provide unique collet clamping solutions where a high degree of concentricity is required for small diameter parts most commonly held by the medical and aerospace industries.
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