1st Machine Tool Accessories

Beyond COVID-19: productivity and efficiency

Workholding expert, 1st MTA believes the pandemic has provided a platform for manufacturing companies to evaluate their processes, turn challenges into opportunities and drive down costs. PES reports.
1 year ago

Rotary table range expanded

Last year the Japanese manufacturer Kitagawa introduced the first in a new range of compact, general purpose rotary tables, the MK-series, for adding a rigid fourth CNC axis to a 3-axis vertical machining centre.
2 years ago

Next generation chucks are twice as accurate

Designed to reduce set-up times on lathes, the new BR-series of three-jaw chucks from Japanese firm Kitagawa are capable of a gripping accuracy of 0.01mm TIR (total indicator reading) or less when using optional T-Nuts Plus jaws.
2 years ago

Slashing set-up times with quick locking jaws

US-manufactured Chick System 5 workholding equipment, supplied in the UK through sole agent 1st Machine Tool Accessories (1st MTA) is helping to increase productivity and efficiency at Axminster Tools & Machinery in Devon.
2 years ago

Southern Manufacturing 2020: Exhibitor focus

PES begins its round-up of some the exhibitors at this year's Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show, held at the Farnborough Exhibition Centre from 11-13 February. 
2 years ago

Swift automated loading for machining centre

Following the launch last year of the manual Swift Klamp HSK workholding system for use on machining centres, 1st Machine Tool Accessories (1st MTA) has introduced a new robotic loading and unloading arrangement based on the same principle.
2 years ago

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