SHAPER DUO For socket hole machining｜ Swiss CNC lathes
Highly productive socket hole machining
Hexagon, square, and hexalobular sockets machined without special equipment and at significant cost savings
Utilize the tool stations on the backside of the Swiss lathe
- Large insert selection to machine a range of socket sizes in Hexagon, Square, and Hexalobular (6-lobe) shapes
- Low cutting forces make this tooling ideal for machining small diameter workpieces
- Each insert size is spec'd to machine a range of socket hole sizes
Swiss CNC lathe socket feature machining
Socket hole type
Hexagon & Square socket process comparison
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|Tool pressure||Cycle time||Flexibility||Tool cost
* Can be off-set by overlapping operation
|○||◎||Less tool pressure, especially good for small diameter parts. One insert can machine a range of socket sizes|
|Broach||△||○||╳||△||You need a tool for each socket size|
Hexalobular (6-lobe) socket process comparison
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|Tool pressure||Cycle Time||Tool Cost||High speed spindle
|◎||◎||◎||Not necessary||Simple||No need for a high speed spindle
Short cycle time
|Milling||○||╳||△||Necessary||Complicated||Requires high speed spindle
Time consuming process
Shaper Duo process chart (Hex example)
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[ Recommended cutting contitions ] Feed 39.3 to 157.5 IPM DOC: Roughing .0010" and Finishing .0002" 1 to 2 times
Shaper Duo Set-up Instructions (hexagon example)
① Insert Installation
- Confirm that D-cut surface of sleeve holder is parallel to the side of the insert bar. Minimize the overhang of the insert
② Horizontal check
- Set the sleeve into the tool post and make sure the sleeve is set parallel.
- Minimize sleeve overhang.
③ Make sure the sleeve is set parallel
- Machine one feature larger than the pilot hole without chamfering
*If the insert chips with large depth of cut, then increase the number of machining passes with smaller depths of cut.
(Recommend: .039"[0.025mm] x 5 passes) No chamfering is required.
- Measure the legth of both [a] and [b] with a comparator or magnifier.
- Adjust centerline height by rotating the sleeve until you get the same length for [a] and [b]. (the difference should be less than .0008" [0.02mm])
* If a step is still seen even after increased passes, please restart the setup process.
Make sure both the insert and the holder are set up correctly.
④ Visual of step by step machining of hexagon socket
- Hexalobular (6-lobe) machining Basically same as hexagon machining
|Hexagon hole machining|
10,000 pcs / corner
|Competitor's carbide inserts|
Competitor's product dulled very quickly resulting in short tool life.
NTK's hexagon shaper insert achieved longer tool life by maintaining insert edge sharpness and shape.
Improved cycle time and excellent surface finishes.
Shaper programming code examples
Or, check the product catalog for the programming code samples
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