Big Kaiser has extended its product range supporting turning operations through the release of its Smart Damper boring bar for lathe applications.

The capability is integrated with the tool holder.The capability is integrated with the tool holder.The company says that the unit is a heavyweight, strengthened damping mechanism that is integrated into the tool holder and functions as both a dynamic counter and friction damper. According to the company, it enables the instantaneous absorption of vibration and elimination of chatter.

In turn, that contributes to achieving a range of key metric including higher machining accuracy, better surface finishes and increased metal removal rates for higher productivity at critical machining depths. The unit is also designed with the capability of supplying coolant through the body directly to the cutting edge.

The Smart Damper boring bar features three modular insert holders, optimized for right-hand I.D. turning with ISO standard inserts at a minimum diameter of Ø1.58”. Metric bodies are available in Ø32 & 40mm, with inch versions at Ø1.250 & 1.500”. As a general rule the system enables boring depths to be possible at approximately 7xd.

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