Combination tools can be the answer. Because in mass processing the lead time is very important. In seconds. Therefore it is always recommended to think about the use of a special tool in order to combine several machining operations in a unique set-up of the tool machine.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Biermann, Institute Director of the Institute for Machining of the Technical University of Dortmund thinks: “One of the main scenario for special tools is the mass production, which preferably relies on combination tools, to implement several work steps with one tool.”
Since more than 30 years, C.R.M. Mazzoccato s.r.l. develop bespoke, special Combination Tools to better meet customer requirements. The simple estimation formula of the effect on manufacturing costs can be found here.
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