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OCEANSIDE, CA. - Masa Tool is excited to announce the introduction of the game changing Microconic workholding system for use in sub-spindle swiss machine operations at the Precision Machine Technology Show April 25- 27, 2017, booth 1222. This will be the first time that Masa Tool has exhibited at PMTS. The Microconic system is unique because it enables operators to move work from the main to the sub spindle and balance out part production. The Microconic system opens up cycle time reduction opportunities that have not been able to be considered previously.
The Microconic system consists of two primary components: a cartridge that fits in the machine’s standard TF20, TF25 or 5C collet closer, and the Microconic collet itself, which fits into the proprietary cartridge. Each cartridge model, is designed with an extended nose and can accept either a standard or an over-grip collet made by Masa Tool. Standard Microconic collets can accommodate workpiece diameters ranging from Ø0.008 inch /0.2 mm to Ø0.394 inch /10 mm. Also being introduced is the Microconic™ Over-grip collets that can accommodate diameters from Ø0.020"/0.5mm - Ø- 0.283"/7.2mm. Over-grip collets open up to 0.157"/4mm larger than the clamping diameter. The extended nose design directs all of the chucking pressure is directly over the workpiece. Total indicated run-out (TIR) for the Microconic system is guaranteed at 0.0002"/5 µm at the workpiece, absent any runout introduced by the machine structure or other elements of the setup.
The Microconic system comes with a Micrograd face-dial wrench providing operators full control of setting the chucking pressure. Operators no longer need to rely on the “feel” involved in tightening the collet. The Micrograd features micrometer like graduations of 0.001"/0.02 mm to aid operators in "dialing in" the perfect closure on a workpiece.
About Masa Tool
Masa Tool is an international rotary workholding manufacturer of a unique clamping system called Microconic which is designed for small diameter, high tolerance part machining. Based in Oceanside, California, Masa Tool serves the automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, electronics, energy, composites and other industries. The Microconic system replaces existing sub-spindle collets with the Microconic system in an ever-increasing number of CNC swiss machine tool OEM’s worldwide by providing 5µm (0.0002") clamping concentricity.
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