We turned the conventional way of turning completely on its head and used the milling spindle of a lathe-milling center for 360 ° degrees of freedom. All traditional turning operations are now possible with one single tool.
FREETURN - THE ALLROUND TURNING TOOL
FreeTurn is simply unique. The tool holder and the anti-interference contoured slim shaft form a stable unit that allows machining in narrow machine areas up the length of the shaft. On the shaft is mounted a screwed in multi-sided indexable insert. The unanimous expert opinion: Simple. Brilliant.
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ONE INSERT FOR MULTIPLE TURNING APPLICATIONS
The FreeTurn insert can consist of multiple different cutting edges. Sharp angles, corner radii, chip breakers, coatings and substrate can be individually configured on a single insert as required.
The trick: Different turning operations can be carried out with just one tool.
▲ 360° degrees of freedom
▲ 200 % higher productivity
▲ 100 % less tool changes
▲ 90 % less free travel
▲ 40 % higher feed rates
360 ° OF FREEDOM WITHOUT COLLISION HAZARDS
Conventional turning requires a separate tool for each contour. The consequences: Enormous tool costs and high tool change times. High Dynamic Turning (HDT) uses the dynamic FreeTurn tool to utilize the all-round degree of freedom of the milling spindle. The variable cutting edge change can be made by rotation around the tool axis. Your advantage: Enormous savings in tool types and tool change times.
Discover the difference. Click here for a video comparing the conventional method with HDT.
TURNING AT ALL LEVELS WITH VARIABLE POSITIONING ANGLES
Due to the utilization of the FreeTurn tool over a different axis e.g. the milling spindle cutting from all sides can occur. In addition, the angle of approach during machining is variable. This allows not only dynamic machining using almost every tool contour in all directions, but also customizable feed rates and enables optimized chip control. You will see: it cannot be more flexible.