VORTEX TOOL CO. now offers a wide variety of tooling options featuring its new "integrated tool" design that combines the tool body and tool holder into one unit.
Larger profiles are now safer to run and tool performance is enhanced because these units are much stronger as the traditional shank-to-collet connection is eliminated, according to the company. In addition, the new design allows the work envelope to be much closer to the end of the spindle, which greatly improves stability, reduces deflection and creates more Z-axis height. Contact: Vortex Tool Co. Tel: 800-355-7708. www.vortextool.com
This article originally appeared in the January 2010 issue.