It is often advantageous and cost efficient to customize a tool for your application. Customizing is necessary when work piece requirements exceed standard tool capabilities, but many high volume operations can also benefit from custom tooling. We can configure custom tool attributes to optimize performance, productivity and value.
Our experts can create any tool you may need to properly perform your daily machining procedures. We’ll take a look at any production issues you may have and custom design a tool to solve all your problems.
In this application for a 4.5 mm hole, there is a limited amount of space available in the work area. Additionally, operator input led to inconsistent results. These problems were resolved by shortening the tool and providing a fixed position blade.
In this situation, extra reach was required to deburr a 3mm hole. The pilot and blade were lengthened to accommodate the requirements.
The part geometry provided very little clearance beyond the bottom of the hole on this job. The pilot was specially designed to allow the cutting edge of the blade to be moved very close to the tip of the tool.
In this stainless steel application, tool life was poor. This was solved by shortening the tool to make it more aggressive and reducing the relief angle so that the blade took less bite. The result was a more desirable light edge break and increased blade life.
In this case, a shoulder close to the edge of the hole was causing tool breakage. The tool was shortened to provide a more aggressive cut, and a fixed position blade with a lower profile prevented the blade from hitting the shoulder.
After thoroughly evaluating your application, we can customize various tool attributes to fit your exact needs. In many cases, customized tools will cost no more than standard tools, making custom design a more financial and efficient choice.