To meet the ever increasing demands of ultra precision parts manufacturing, IBAG North America has introduced a micro collet system that delivers accuracies of oneµm T.I.R at the collet nose and handles up to 1⁄8" tool diameter.
Equipped for use with 22, 25 and 33mm IBAG Micro Line high speed spindles, including back working and right angle models, users can now achieve higher accuracies for precision milling and ultra small drilling applications now encountered with greater frequency in the medical industry and other micro manufacturing applications. Spindle speeds up to 90,000 RPM are possible, significantly reducing cycle time and boosting productivity.
Related Glossary Terms
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.
- gang cutting ( milling)
gang cutting ( milling)
Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.
Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.