Production Machining: Collet System Replaces Extended-Nose Collets on Swiss-Type Lathes
Matt Saccomanno at Masa Tool describes how the Microconic workholding system functions without the need for an extended nose. He says the accuracy and rigidity greatly improve with the diameter clearance already built into the system.
CHICAGO, IL. - The 2022 IMTS show was truly a great success for our team at Masa Tool! It was great to be back in Chicago and seeing our supply chain partners, customers and media in -person again!
Our CEO and chief executive innovator, Matt Saccomanno held a seminar entitled "Boosting Profits from Swiss-type Machines by Better Use of the Sub-Spindle." It was a presentation "of new and advanced techniques for gaining productivity from Swiss-type CNC machines, with an emphasis on maximizing utilization of the machine’s counter-spindle (“sub-spindle”)." Well, that's quite a mouthful! Matt explained that essentially the sub-spindle is rarely used at more than 20% efficiency, which is a huge waste of productive capacity! "You've got a fully capable machine within a machine that you're not maximizing the use of!"
Chip Prescott and David Atkinson manned our booth with the help of many of our great manufacturers agents. It was terrific that our reps brought so many of our customers over so we could finally meet them in person!
GIE Media, Inc. who publish Today's Medical Developments, Aerospace Manufacturing and Design and Today’s eMobility spent some time in our booth getting a video overview of our products one day. A really special thank you to Lori Beckham, the editor of Today's Medical Developments and Austin DiPaolo for stopping by to say hello. Lori, in conjunction with Bernie Martin, wrote the "Improving small medical part manufacturing" article that appeared last May in Today's Medical Developments.
The next day the Lori Beckman, the editor of Production Magazine stopped by with our friend Rachel Wallis and then brought a video crew by to do an interview and overview. Lori wrote the an article "Swiss Shop’s Choice of Collets Facilitates Backworking" this past June. Production magazine is owned by Gardner Publications and we will be at their PMTS show next April. So if you didn't;t make it to IMTS get us on your calendar for the spring of 2023!
We're looking forward to seeinghow the videos turned out because we wanted to answer some of the commonly asked questions that we get when talking to Swiss machinists.
We shared our booth with the guys from Swiss tooling producer, Dunner They are one of our best European distributors and they where featuring their DunnAir self adjusting high precision guide bushing.
At the end of the show, everyone was exhausted but really super excited to meet some many of our customers. Thanks so much for visiting us at the IMTS 2022. Our next show is in April at PMTS. If you missed us in Chicago, be sure and meet us in Cleveland!
High precision long nose collet system for sliding-head Swiss-type CNC lathe/turning centers. Opens 4mm larger than clamping diameter! Super accurate, super rigid.
Marubeni Citizen introduced their famed L20 series with low-frequency vibration (LFV) cutting at IMTS 2016. The new LFV machine featured the Microconic workholding system in the subspindle. They utilized a F20M10 Microconic cartridge in their TF20 subspindle with one of our overgrip collets to demonstrate the performance of the new LFV.
You can check out our segment starting at 8 minutes into the video! We want to extend a very big thank you to Marubeni Citizen for putting our system as a feature of their very latest in technology!
We where honored and privileged to be interviewed by IMTStv during the show in 2016! It enabled us to get the word out about our Microconic workholding solution that solves clamping problems that have never been solved before!
We discussed that many many people had just given up on trying to find a solution for balancing out production between the main spindle and the sub-spindle years and years ago. We where even more excited than most of the people that stopped by our booth to learn that we had indeed invented something that fixes the problem!
Matt Saccomanno, the inventor of the Microconic Workholding system discussed how it works at IMTS 2016.
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, TF20 or TF25 collets, and the Microconic™ collet, which fits in the Microconic™ cartridge.
The Microconic™ system has unsurpassed concentricity: Our manufacturing tolerance is 3µm (.0001") and we guarantee our cartridges to be within 5µm (0.0002") in production use in your machine.
The Microconic™ system works with either draw-type or push-type standard collet systems that are in any machine.
The Over-grip collet capabilities of Masa Microconic™ System, introduces a whole new world of time saving opportunities awaiting. Our Overgrip Collets open up to 4mm (0.157") diameter larger than the clamping diameter.
IMTS 2016 was Incredible!
Our first IMTS show was a tremendous success! We got to meet many many new customers and where very pleasantly surprised by all the industry media people who stopped by to visit us at the show. We had an awful lot of people comment on the "Game Changing Workholding for Small Parts" by asking us "What's so game changing?" After they learned about the entire Microconic system we often heard them say "Wow! This is REALLY a game changer!!"
On Thursday, Harry Moser from the Reshoring Initiative visited us and we talked about how our products where developed right from our experience on the shop and because of the machining that is done locally in the Oceanside area. The video was posted live on our Facebook Page and you can find right here down below on the left.
Be sure to keep an eye our for some articles in some pretty big name magazines in the next few months. We're now on the look out for some application stories for them based upon the success you've had with our product. If you have a story to tell us be sure to leave it in the comments below or contact us so we can get all the details!
Here you will find the latest press releases, news coverage and technical information about our Microconic™ system
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