QC10 Series

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September 19, 2023
QC10 Series Boosts Productivity in Mini Lathes and Smaller-Size Swiss Machines

Tungaloy’s ModuMiniTurn modular turning tool system for Swiss machines now offers QC10 series featuring 10x10 millimeter square shanks.

The ModuMiniTurn modular turning tool system incorporates an advanced coupling mechanism between the modular head and tool shank, ensuring exceptional repeating accuracy for the cutting point when swapping out modular heads for new inserts. This system achieves an impressive repeatability accuracy within the five micron range, effectively minimizing downtime during tooling changeovers.

New QC10 series incorporates 10x10 millimeter square shanks that are ideal for use in mini lathes and Swiss machines with smaller footprints that typically carry downsized tool posts.

Similar to the established QC12 and QC16 lines, QC10 ensures a secure coupling between the modular head and shank. This design guarantees tool stability and high cutting edge repeatability, resulting in significant time savings during tool changeovers.

The QC10 series offers an extensive selection of modular heads for applications including forward turning, back turning, grooving, parting, and thread turning. All modular heads have an internal coolant channel designed to deliver high pressure coolant precisely where it is needed, close to the cutting point. This improves chip control and also extends tool life.

Related Glossary Terms

  • coolant


    Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.

  • 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.

  • micron


    Measure of length that is equal to one-millionth of a meter.

  • parting


    When used in lathe or screw-machine operations, this process separates a completed part from chuck-held or collet-fed stock by means of a very narrow, flat-end cutting, or parting, tool.

  • shank


    Main body of a tool; the portion of a drill or similar end-held tool that fits into a collet, chuck or similar mounting device.

  • turning


    Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.