One of the critical measurements of machine shop productivity has always been equipment uptime, and improvements in recent years mean that result may mean a difference of just a few minutes or even seconds. In large-volume machining operations making long runs of metal or composite parts, the time involved in tool changes alone can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. The introduction of the Sandvik Coromant Capto® quick-change tooling system in the 1990s resulted in ...

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