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:
After Microconic Cartridge & Over-Grip Collet:
Using the amazing Microconic over-grip collet, they were able to reach over the cutting edges of even the largest parts and chuck firmly on the shank. This enabled a new world of cycle time reduction possibilities and new ways of machining the family of parts.
Although this ROI is fantastic with just the cycle time considered, in reality, it is far better with all of the intangible or untracked benefits listed above.
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