Nexus Tool will introduce its patented ShrinkMILL System at IMTS this year. The ShrinkMILL uses shrink fit technology to make a perfect connection between the arbor and face mill for maximized performance. This is done by heating the face mill in the shrink fit machine, which expands the bore to receive the face mill arbor. The ShrinkMILL System eliminates any tolerance between the arbor and the face mill creating the shrink fit connection. Because the connection is shrink fit, runout and vibration are reduced, permitting increased feeds, extended insert life, and better surface finish. Nexus provides complimentary shrink fit services to its customers who do not own their own machine. According to Mike Raper, Nexus Tool national sales manager, "The ShrinkMILL System brings the greater rigidity and accuracy of shrink fit to milling applications for faster cutting and better surface finish. Also, scrap rates are reduced and insert life is improved."
The ShrinkMILL System includes Nexus Tool's face mill arbors and face mills that are manufactured to precise tolerances required by the shrink fit process. Choose from a wide range of Nexus multi-coated inserts for all materials as well high-polished inserts optimized for aluminum. All ShrinkMILLs are backed by Nexus Tool's 100 percent performance guarantee. Stop by the Nexus Tool IMTS Booth W-1732 to see ShrinkMILL and other innovative tooling solutions such as PowerLOC.