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WIDIA introduces new universal high-precision collet chuck

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WIDIA announces the launch of a new universal, high-precision collet chuck designed for versatility and accuracy.

Addressing the needs of manufacturers of high-precision components for aerospace, transportation, die and mould, or general engineering applications among others, the new collet chuck from WIDIA is a single high-accuracy tool holder for milling, drilling, reaming or tapping requirements, designed to maintain run-out accuracies of 0.003mm at 3xD.

Recommended for manufacturers seeking to upgrade performance and final part tolerance, the new collet chucks feature thicker chuck walls and a stronger outer form for added rigidity, and lower vibration for longer spindle and tool life; unique sealed-by-design precision collets (6-20mm) for excellent coolant delivery and longer tool life; and better and repeatable balancing, contributing to higher accuracy.

Aerospace and die/mould industries for instance, are required to work with high-strength, difficult-to-machine materials demanding high torques, feeds, and forces. There is increased risk of milling cutters being pulled out of the tool holder at these extreme forces.

WIDIA has responded to these challenges by introducing the new universal precision collet available with Safe-Lock pull-out protection from Haimer. Helical grooves are ground into the shank of the milling tool, which together with the respective pin drivers in the chuck, prevent the tool from spinning or being pulled out of the holder altogether under extreme machining conditions. The helical path of the Safe-Lock grooves also allows for adjusting tool length, meaning tools can be reground and pre-set as usual.

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