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Engineering a Solution
3D Printing: Using Innovation to Achieve Right Angle Head Success
With customer angle head requirements becoming more demanding and frequent, we decided to invest in a 3D printing machine. Our initial thoughts were to print positioning blocks in order to verify the tool changer arm clearance, but this soon evolved into printing different styles of angle heads that could be mounted into shell mill holders or inserted into end mill holders. This further developed to more advanced designs that mimic not only the shape of the angle head, but also...