"Minute Man" Tooling System

July 01,2014

The duMONT Co. offers the "Minute Man" Tooling System. Single-point Inserts and Holders designed for use on a variety of machines, such as CNC Lathes and Machining Centers, as well as Conventional Lathes, Shapers and Slotting Machines. The duMONT "Minute Man" Tooling System components are available from stock or can be designed to the customer's needs, offering flexibility, convenience and off-the-shelf delivery or very short turn around.

Utilize The duMONT "Minute Man" Tooling System for Grooving, Toothing, Positioning or Timing of Internal Keyways, Cutting Keyways in a Tapered Bore and Cornering operations. Complete broaching applications as an additional step while the part remains in place on the machine and within the same coordinate system as previous operations. The duMONT "Minute Man" Tooling System creates new opportunities for applications not possible with Conventional Broaching, according to the company.

Related Glossary Terms

  • broaching

    broaching

    Operation in which a cutter progressively enlarges a slot or hole or shapes a workpiece exterior. Low teeth start the cut, intermediate teeth remove the majority of the material and high teeth finish the task. Broaching can be a one-step operation, as opposed to milling and slotting, which require repeated passes. Typically, however, broaching also involves multiple passes.

  • centers

    centers

    Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • grooving

    grooving

    Machining grooves and shallow channels. Example: grooving ball-bearing raceways. Typically performed by tools that are capable of light cuts at high feed rates. Imparts high-quality finish.

  • slotting

    slotting

    Machining, normally milling, that creates slots, grooves and similar recesses in workpieces, including T-slots and dovetails.