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  • Ginding Wheel

    April 25, 2017: Balancing - A Key Component for a Premiere Global...

    One industry that certainly knows about the importance of quality, precision and productivity is the cutting tool industry. This incredibly competitive industry must balance (pun intended) demand for innovation with the challenge of producing cutting tools that are cost-effective for the...

  • Koss Aerospace Machinist

    April 5, 2017: Fast but Firm – Profile of Success: Koss Aerospace

    High speed machining with speeds of up to 50,000 rpm isn’t for everyone, but if your manufacturing requirements demand it, you need to invest in the right technologies to ensure success: a machine that can handle the speeds and tooling that won’t break off during machining.

  • Microset Presetter

    March 28, 2017: HAIMER Microset Tool Presetters: The Measurement...

    In the USA, time is the most expensive component of the manufacturing process. Tool set up prior to any job being run represents a significant amount of that time, which is why tool presetters represent a monetary savings for any shop, because they save time.

  • CoolFlash

    March 24, 2017: Examining the Myths of High Performance...

    As everyone knows, applying coolant while machining keeps the cutting tool edge cool and clears chips away from the cutting zone. While applying coolant through capabilities to a toolholder is beneficial, we want to highlight that having this feature does not make all toolholders suddenly...

  • Accurate Fishing

    March 15, 2017: Accurate Fishing Reels in the Business with...

    Accurate Fishing needed toolholders that offered extreme repeatability and the collet holders the company was using were not up to the task. Achieving perfect alignment with the center of their spindles was near impossible.

  • HSK-A63/80

    March 9, 2017: HAIMER Introduces Our New HSK-A63/80 Superior...

    Our latest solution includes our new line of HSK-A63/80 toolholders — made from the highest quality materials and developed to be at the top of their class for superior taper contact and rigidity, balance and concentricity, accuracy, and dependability. And unlike other companies, you...

  • HAIMER Power Collet Chuck with Safe-Lock

    February 20, 2017: Tool Security: The Correct Answer to Pullout,...

    As we suggested in the first article, gripping torque was accepted for years as one of the "Big Four" standards of toolholder effectiveness along with 1) rigidity, 2) accuracy, and 3) balance. We submit that instead of a comparative measurement scale such as gripping torque, “tool...

  • HAIMER holders

    February 14, 2017: HAIMER Shrink Fit Dramatically Reduces Costs for...

    Birdwell Machine, based in Redmond, Washington, is a family-owned manufacturer that turns out everything from one-off prototypes to large scale production runs for the aerospace and scientific industry segments. Jon Birdwell, son of founder Mike, manages the company along with Assistant...

  • Basic Mill

    February 9, 2017: HAIMER’s Basic Mill: Quality Reduced to the...

    How would you like to step up in quality without breaking the bank? Based on the needs we see in the industry every day, HAIMER has designed a product that gives you great value without sacrificing performance. We are proud to introduce our newest line of end mills – the Basic Mill.

  • HAIMER-DMG MORI

    January 27, 2017: HAIMER acquires DMG MORI Microset GmbH

    With the acquisition of the DMG MORI’s Microset Tool-Presetting Technology, the HAIMER Group, a family-run company with nearly 600 employees, complements its existing product portfolio of precision chucks, shrink fit machines, balance inspection machines and tool room management hardware.

  • evolution of lighting

    January 25, 2017: Gripping Torque: The Answer to the Wrong Question

    As machines for metalworking evolved, becoming faster and faster, the quest for what we call “tool security” has continued as well. As new forms of toolholders came into use, gripping torque continued to be the preferred method of judging and comparing different methods to keep tools in...

  • Custom Mold & Design

    January 17, 2017: Five Ways HAIMER Shrink Fit Technology Maximizes...

    When you pay millions of dollars for the CNC machines in your shop, don’t you want to receive maximum payback from your investment? Equipment that sits idle costs money; as does equipment intended to run lights-out, that can’t.

  • 2016 collage

    January 12, 2017: HAIMER Looks Back at a Year of Innovation and...

    What a year 2016 was! From our North American Headquarters Grand Opening to IMTS 2016, last year was full of memorable moments that rightly should be celebrated before we tackle the adventures that await us in 2017.

  • Power Clamp Nano

    December 7, 2016: Power Clamp Nano: Specialized for Smaller...

    Machining little parts often requires a more specialized approach to machining strategies. Do tighter tolerances and smaller tooling all translate to a more exacting working landscape? Let the HAIMER Power Clamp Nano be your shrink fit solution in the world of micro machining.

  • merrifield complex part

    November 29, 2016: Balancing Beyond G2.5 Nets Significant Benefits

    Most machinists know that balanced assemblies output better finishes, higher accuracy, improved tool life, reduced spindle wear and ultimately faster machining speeds. But for those guys really looking to optimize performance, the act of fine-balancing beyond standard balance...

  • Section 179 calculator

    November 21, 2016: Section 179 - Equipment Deduction

    Using a $75,000 equipment cost for a sample calculation shows how taking advantage of the Section 179 Deduction can significantly lower the true cost of the equipment purchased, financed or leased. In the example, $75,000 in equipment purchased has a true cost of $48,750. That's $26,250...

  • Grip

    November 11, 2016: Gripping Torque: Is This the Right Way to Measure...

    The widespread belief in the machining industry is that gripping torque is the singular element that speaks for how secure a tool is in the toolholder. The theory is that the higher the torque, the less likely the tool will pull out. But is magnitude of gripping torque really the singular...

  • Duo-Lock

    November 3, 2016: Double the Metal Removal Rate with Duo-Lock™

    The continuing development of high-strength, lightweight materials such as Inconel and new aluminum and titanium alloys are great for manufacturers in industries like aerospace, defense, energy, and transportation. But the very toughness that makes them desirable for end-users can cause...

  • HSK-A100

    October 21, 2016: Aerospace Manufacturer Finds a Better Way to...

    While the use of pre-balanced toolholders is highly recommended, it does not guarantee full machine tool utilization. For example, what effects do the cutting tools or face mill cutters have on the total balance of the assembly? And what happens when you change tools between jobs?...

  • balance comparison

    October 11, 2016: Efficient Preventative Maintenance Starts with a...

    Any knowledgeable manufacturing manager will tell you that a balanced toolholder assembly unit is key to increasing productivity. It allows for higher speeds, increased cutting capacity and better surface finishes. But productivity aside, the impact of balance on preventative maintenance...

  • torque wrench

    October 6, 2016: Stop Guessing and Measure Precision with Torque...

    Smart move! You upgraded your shop with HAIMER Power Collet Chucks. But wait a minute. Are you still tightening your chucks by “feel” or struggling to teach new operators the proper torque limits to use on your various collet chucks? Ensuring every operator has the training and access to...

  • IMTS

    September 22, 2016: Top 5 Highlights from IMTS 2016

    It was a whirlwind week at IMTS 2016, with a record number of attendees passing through. From IMTStv cameos to HAIMER taxis, we at HAIMER have put together a list of our top five highlights from the week.

  • September 8, 2016: HAIMER’s Centro Coaxial Indicator: Fast –...

    The Centro Coaxial Indicator makes fast work of finding the exact center of bores and shafts with accuracy of 0.003 mm / 0.0001" (with the original HAIMER probe tips). No math necessary, simply rotate the probe tip inside or outside the desired feature and adjust until dial stops moving.

  • Dan Olson

    August 25, 2016: Toolholder System Empowers Workers, Boosts...

    How do you boost productivity in a highly competitive industry segment while improving the quality of life for your workforce? That’s the story of Skills Inc. (Auburn, WA), a company that is so unique it has two bottom lines—one financial and one social.

  • Laser marking

    August 4, 2016: It’s Not That Hard to Save a Lot of Money

    Even though the moldmaking industry identified the need to use balanced toolholders for its high-speed applications two decades ago, there is still some confusion about the benefits of running dynamically balanced assemblies. But looking at the dollars and cents makes the issue much...

  • Proherman Tools

    July 26, 2016: PROHERMAN TOOLS named SISAMEX’s Outstanding...

    HAIMER Mexico is proud to announce PROHERMAN TOOLS, S.A. de C.V. has been awarded Sisamex’s Outstanding Supplier 2015 award.

  • Zero Master 3D Sensor

    July 19, 2016: HAIMER’s Zero Master Hits the Bullseye for BH Tool

    BH Tool of Salt Lake City, UT uses many tools in its quest to achieve the highest possible quality and precision. But sometimes the most effective arrow in the quiver isn’t the most expensive, according to owner Bryan Haslam, who has discovered the perfect balance of high- and medium-tech...

  • HAIMER pull stud

    July 11, 2016: Quality Retention Knobs Are Vital For Safety And...

    You wouldn’t drive the family car on the highway with bald tires, would you? But in the shop, you’d be surprised how many machine tool operators use worn out or brittle retention knobs to hold toolholders in the spindle.

  • shrink fit machine

    July 6, 2016: Top 10 Reasons to Use HAIMER Shrink Fit Technology

    If you’re a machine shop owner, you’re interested in anything that gives you a competitive edge and contributes to your bottom line. Our shrink fit system dominates the high accuracy toolholder market, especially for mold and die operations. To see why, let’s take a look at the top ten...

  • Balancing presentation

    June 23, 2016: HAIMER USA Introduces HAIMER Competency Center...

    HAIMER USA recently launched its HAIMER Competence Center Partner (HCCP) program. HCCP is a partnership program which provides premier benefits to a select group of our most technical distributors. As a part of this program, the Partners must complete a comprehensive classroom and...

  • Tested Tool and Toolholders

    June 19, 2016: Why Balanced Toolholders Alone Will Not Increase...

    While the use of pre-balanced toolholders is highly recommended, it does not guarantee full machine tool utilization. For example, what effects do the cutting tools or face mills have on the total unbalance of the assembly? Measuring the balance of the entire toolholder assembly is...

  • Automotive Grill

    June 13, 2016: HAIMER Products Give SURKUT a Competitive...

    SURKUT Machine Technology Inc., a Canadian company servicing the tool and mold industry, prides itself on having the right equipment on hand for high-speed, high-precision machining. When it comes to tool holders, that means the HAIMER Power Clamp Comfort shrink fit machine and shrink fit...

  • HAIMER Cool Flash

    May 9, 2016: Maximize Cutting Efficiency with Our Cool Flash...

    Overheating cutting edges is a constant problem. The HAIMER Cool Flash system, based on the existing Cool Jet system for shrink fit holders, was designed to guarantee an optimal coolant supply, even at the highest RPM.

  • Balancing Using a Laser

    May 2, 2016: Balancing Act

    In MoldMaking Technology, Drew Strauchen, VP of Marketing and Business Development for HAIMER USA, describes how shops that balance all components of the tooling assembly can see better results.

  • HAIMER Grinding Wheel Pack

    April 8, 2016: Machine Wheel Pack Balancing Improves Cycle Times...

    Our extensive research and background in balancing technology has given us an in-depth understanding of the importance wheel pack balancing has in achieving consistent tolerances and faster cycle times.

  • March 18, 2016: The Power Clamp Mini: HAIMER Quality in a Small...

    For versatility and value, shops with fewer tool changes or tighter budget will find it hard to beat our Power Clamp Mini. This unit includes only the essentials, while still maintaining the quality and ease of use found in all of our shrink fit machines.

  • Napoleon Machine Shop

    March 4, 2016: Napoleon Machine “Destroys” Cycle Times with...

    Our chat with Kevin Febrey, president at Napoleon Machine, on the influence HAIMER equipment has had on his shop to “destroy” their cycle times and to get the most quality out of his older equipment.

  • HAIMER LaserMarking

    February 29, 2016: Out of Balance Toolholder Assemblies Hurt Your...

    The effect of unbalance is one of the simplest physics theories for anyone to visualize in everyday life, but it’s not always so evident when it comes to toolholders for milling applications.

  • ISO 26623 HAIMER CAPTO™ C6

    February 10, 2016: More Choices: Expanded Line of HAIMER CAPTO™ C6...

    Our first new offering is something many of you have requested – the standard HAIMER CAPTO™ C6 in now available in inch sizes in addition to the usual metric line. You can now select a toolholder that more precisely matches your particular job requirements.

  • Next Intent logo

    January 19, 2016: How HAIMER Helps Next Intent Build for Space...

    The moment you call Next Intent or land on their website, you’re greeted with their tagline: “We Build Really Cool Stuff!” Considering they manufacture for aerospace and space travel — even building all the wheels on the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers — we are inclined to agree. What they...

  • HAIMER 3D-Sensor

    January 12, 2016: 3D-Sensor New Generation Makes it Even Easier to...

    The 3D-Sensor New Generation builds on the success of the original. Its distinguishing features are improved mechanics, a compact and easy to grip casing and a large 1/100 mm dial gauge with two easy to read hands. These enhancements improve operations, eliminate restrictions to the...

  • Power Clamp Preset Closeup

    December 28, 2015: HAIMER’s Power Clamp Preset Delivers Ultra...

    All seasoned machinists know the fundamentals for productivity and quality output: A) Precise gauge length, B) set up speed, and C) consistency. However, some may still not know that the fastest way to incorporate all three elements into their daily work is with the HAIMER Power Clamp...

  • Power Mill Endmill

    December 14, 2015: HAIMER Teams New Power Mill End Mill Series with...

    HAIMER constantly strives to give our customers high quality tools that make machining faster, easier and more productive. The new Power Mill End Mill series is made from K20-K40 grade fine grain carbide developed to be matched with our superior line of tool holders. Our premier end mill...

  • Glatzer logo

    December 9, 2015: Safe-Lock™ Ensures a Competitive Advantage in...

    Glätzer Company, a CNC-machining specialist dealing specifically in the highly competitive automotive industry, was having problems with a large order of parts for truck disk-brakes. Milling concave contours created extremely high engagement and cutting forces that were causing the tool...

  • HAIMER Safe-Lock™ System

    November 22, 2015: Lock Out Creep with the New HAIMER Safe-Lock™...

    It’s no secret that the key to high performance cutting (HPC) is keeping the cutting tool firmly in place. But even frictional clamping methods with extremely high clamping forces often can’t prevent micro creep from happening. The real problem is no one has figured out a better way to...

  • HAIMER Balancing-Shrink Fit Combo

    November 10, 2015: Applied Engineering Counts on HAIMER-USA for...

    With millions of dollars on the line for every project, each component machined for the aerospace industry has to meet the highest standards of precision. Tolerances are tight and pieces that don’t make the grade are destined for the scrap bin.

  • Haimer Cool Flash in Action

    November 5, 2015: Alternate Coolant Delivery Method Made a...

    Prior to IMTS last year, a process development engineer was optimizing an aerospace airfoil machining operation that was to be demonstrated at the show on a Makino multifunction G5 five-axis HMC. Originally, the process for the 45-HRc material used 12- and 6-mm solid carbide ball end...

  • Balancing Adapter

    November 4, 2015: Unbalanced Perceptions

    Do balanced tools increase productivity? The effect of unbalance is one of the simplest physics theories for anyone 
to visualize. Consider what happens when
 you have too many wet towels on one side
 of your washing machine as it rotates. Or
 how your ride would be if you didn’t have...

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