Tool balancing, it’s really important

Joe Reynolds from MTDCNC finds out how important is is to be using balanced tooling. Haimer’s Ian Morton explains the spindle speeds of modern machine tools have increased on a continuous basis in the last few years in order to achieve higher cutting volumes and machine in a profitable manner. The increases have also raised the demands for the tools and holders used, because the higher spindle speeds make the effects of imbalance increasingly more noticeable. The consequences are vibrations, bad surface finish and shorter tool life. Only the high-precision balancing of tools and tool holders can make the complete capacity of the machine tool with regards to speed, cutting volume and produced surface finish accessible, because balancing provides for fewer vibrations. It reduces wear of the spindle and tool, reduces the downtimes and increases process security.

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