Shop improves Dental Surgical Tool Production with Microconic Over-Grip Collets
A Swiss CNC machine shop presented us with several problems related to long cycle times and poor tool life with a high-volume group of Dental Surgical Drills, Taps, and Counterbore Drills with standard ISO shank configuration.
Before Microconic: The Workholding Problems
Before implementing the Microconic solution there were a number of problems:
Masa Tool has developed the Microconic™ system specifically 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 your CNC machine spindle replacing the standard 5C, 16C, TF15, Tf16 TF20 , TF25 or TF37 collets, and the Microconic™ collet, which fits in the Microconic™ cartridge.
Part of the standard offering of Micrconic™ collets is the UM10W Over-grip series. The UM10W over-grip series is offered in the coverage range from Ø0.5mm - 7.2mm diameter (Ø0.020" - 0.283").
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