Free tools for favorite schools

November 03,2022 - 08:30am
Big Daishowa will donate a tooling certificate valued at 20 percent of every order from an NTMA member company to the buyer’s school of choice.

Choose best-in-class cutting tools, tool holders and workholding products from BIG DAISHOWA and support your local manufacturing training programs at the same time.

From Nov. 1 to Dec. 30, Big Daishowa will donate a tooling certificate valued at 20 percent of every order from an NTMA member company to the buyer’s school of choice.

“This is a way for us to support our partners and customers in NTMA and continue to show our commitment to workforce development,” said Jack Burley, President & COO of Big Daishowa Americas. “When buyers select their favorite local school programs, they are sending resources to train their own future machinists and engineers.”

To take advantage of this promotion, the following must be met:

  • A minimum order of $5,000 (earning a $1,000 tooling certificate).  
  • Place the order through your local distributor and request “Drop-ship from Big Daishowa.
  • Reference “PROMO-BD-SCHOOLS” as a line item on your order.

“We’ve been active in NTMA for many years. Our objective is to advise members on applying technology to reduce set ups and cycle times, improve part finishes, and lower costs through longer tool life. I hope this special promotion will be an incentive for those who have not tried our products yet,” Burley said. 

Big Daishowa offers 9 product lines of precision tooling, workholding, and tool management systems aimed at reducing both the overall process time and the cost per part.

Popular products include face mill holders, end mill holders, collet chucks, angle heads and tapping adaptors. The world-leading KAISER boring system, high-performance SPHINX drills and UNILOCK workholding systems are also available, as are CAT, BT, HSK and BIG CAPTO systems.

Related Glossary Terms

  • boring


    Enlarging a hole that already has been drilled or cored. Generally, it is an operation of truing the previously drilled hole with a single-point, lathe-type tool. Boring is essentially internal turning, in that usually a single-point cutting tool forms the internal shape. Some tools are available with two cutting edges to balance cutting forces.

  • collet


    Flexible-sided device that secures a tool or workpiece. Similar in function to a chuck, but can accommodate only a narrow size range. Typically provides greater gripping force and precision than a chuck. See chuck.

  • milling machine ( mill)

    milling machine ( mill)

    Runs endmills and arbor-mounted milling cutters. Features include a head with a spindle that drives the cutters; a column, knee and table that provide motion in the three Cartesian axes; and a base that supports the components and houses the cutting-fluid pump and reservoir. The work is mounted on the table and fed into the rotating cutter or endmill to accomplish the milling steps; vertical milling machines also feed endmills into the work by means of a spindle-mounted quill. Models range from small manual machines to big bed-type and duplex mills. All take one of three basic forms: vertical, horizontal or convertible horizontal/vertical. Vertical machines may be knee-type (the table is mounted on a knee that can be elevated) or bed-type (the table is securely supported and only moves horizontally). In general, horizontal machines are bigger and more powerful, while vertical machines are lighter but more versatile and easier to set up and operate.

  • tapping


    Machining operation in which a tap, with teeth on its periphery, cuts internal threads in a predrilled hole having a smaller diameter than the tap diameter. Threads are formed by a combined rotary and axial-relative motion between tap and workpiece. See tap.