GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TOOLHOLDERS WITH THE REGO-FIX TECH TEAM
From basic balancing and cleaning services to custom modifications and tailor-made training programs, the REGO-FIX Tech Team ensures your products arrive ready for use – and keep them in optimal working condition for years to come.
Values & Benefits
Comprehensive Tech Lab Services
Whether it’s handling tough-to-machine materials, enabling unmanned operations or maintaining the highest level of accuracy, reliable toolholding is the foundation of secure machining. Increasingly, toolholders also have an important role to play in today’s smart factories through the use of IIoT technology. And with scheduled inspections and preventive maintenance, high-performance toolholders can keep tools secure and parts moving for many years.
At REGO-FIX, we’re proud to offer industry-leading support for our world-class toolholding solutions. At our Technology Lab, we ensure that our products are pre-assembled, balanced and/or laser marked; we can even modify our toolholders to fit your unique application requirements. In addition, we provide comprehensive inspection, maintenance and cleaning services that ensure you get the most out of every REGO-FIX toolholder. Our Tech Team can even provide virtual training sessions designed around your needs to equip your team with the skills they need to achieve manufacturing success.
A balanced toolholder is essential for precision machining. Our Tech Team can balance your toolholders to your specifications, drilling to remove mass or adjusting the balance ring when necessary and updating the certified balance rating with a new label.
Rust, grime and wear can build up on toolholders in even the cleanest shops, but a trip to the REGO-FIX Tech Lab can refurbish toolholders to like-new condition. Our taper cleaning device and ultrasonic tank wash bring toolholders back to life – and back to cutting precision parts.
Verify a toolholder’s performance with our thorough inspection process for 40T and 50T holders. Following a visual inspection, we perform basic cleaning and balancing procedures prior to performing a run-out check and producing a complete inspection report.
No two manufacturing processes are exactly alike – and at REGO-FIX, we’re fully committed to meeting your shop’s unique needs. The Tech Team can perform an extensive range of basic holder modifications, from simple laser marking to fully customized lengths or RFID pockets.
Virtual Training Sessions
Bridge the manufacturing skills gap and give your shop the tools to succeed with virtual training sessions from the Tech Team at REGO-FIX. We can create and host seminars tailored to your processes to give you and your team the knowledge you need to gain a competitive edge.
Our Technologies at Work for You
Learn more about REGO-FIX technologies and how they can improve your workflow.
Aerospace and defense materials continue to challenge toolholding
Swiss-Style Machines Present Unique Toolholding Challenges
Compared to conventional machining systems, Swiss-style and screw-type machines pose a few different challenges in terms of tooling and toolholding. Most of these stem from the fact that the machines often require long job set-up times and frequent tool changes, both of which shops constantly strive to shorten.
Composites Call for Optimized Toolholding
To achieve truly optimal composite machining, manufacturers require a toolholding solution that can handle all of the challenges created by these materials. One such solution, the powRgrip toolholding system from REGO-FIX, is designed for similar high-speed, high-performance cutting strategies, and its range of advanced features make it ideally suited for composite machining.
Cut Out the Guesswork to Simplify Accurate Tool Setup
If you think collet-based toolholder assembly and setup takes too much time and relies on methods more likely to cause problems than solve them, you're not alone.
Fully Integrated Toolroom Automation Becomes the Magic in Front of the Curtain
The concept of the fully automated toolroom has moved from wish list to workable reality now that virtually every aspect of tool management, cleaning, assembly, presetting and delivery can happen without much if any human intervention.
Get Your Shop Ready for Fully Integrated Toolroom Automation
If you've dismissed toolroom automation as science fiction, prepare to be proven wrong in the very near future. From cleaning and assembly to presetting and delivery, virtually every aspect of today's tool management can run without much, if any, human intervention
Proper Toolholder Torque Setting Goes Off the Charts
For years, collet-type toolholder assembly and setup have relied on cumbersome, error-prone manual methods that waste time and money. From a wall filled with adjustment charts, operators reference torque values based on specific collet series holders and tool diameters.
Automated Presetting Technology Sets Shops Up for Success
Automated presetters decrease cycle times and ensure accurate offset measurements, both of which make shops more productive and efficient. Unfortunately, many such automated systems can still require significant amounts of manual effort that slows the process and affects its overall precision.
DIY Through-Tool Coolant Capability
New retrofit systems make it possible to quickly, easily and cost effectively transform the standard external-coolant live tooling heads on turning machine turrets into those with through-tool-coolant capability.
Eight Easy Tips to Better Spindle and Tool Holder Hygiene
A minute chip floating in coolant swarf left to dry on a tool holder taper can eventually become a serious interference at the machine tool spindle-tool holder interface. This small chip can go undetected, causing slightly increased cutter runout (TIR) and diminished tool performance at low spindle speeds.
The Evolution of Automobiles and Toolholding's Steadfast Value
Hybrid and electric vehicles already have begun to transform the automotive industry – and its production processes. When GM announced in 2021 that it planned to end gas-powered vehicle production by 2035, two years after Audi's projected changeover, the shift from fuel-based to material-based energy systems reached a new level of momentum.
Meet the Tech Team
Engineering & Technical Manager
23 Years With REGO-FIX
The North American Tech Team’s creator, David McHenry holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and has decades of metal forming experience. Prior to joining the REGO-FIX Tool Corporation Team, where he now oversees the company’s engineering and technical sales departments, David worked at Verson Press in Chicago and Muller Weingarten in Cincinnati.
7 Years With REGO-FIX
The technical support specialist for REGO-FIX USA, Ray Sarmiento holds a degree in applied science in aviation maintenance technology and got his start at O’Neal Steel in Indianapolis. In addition to providing expert technical support, quoting products and assisting with customization requests, Ray uses his aerospace-industry experience to specialize in repairing and maintaining powRgrip equipment.
Technical Field Support Engineer
6 Years With REGO-FIX
Leveraging his extensive background in manufacturing engineering and CNC programming to help ensure REGO-FIX USA’s customers’ success, Chris Herdman specializes in CAD software, process improvements, client specific modifications, and metalcutting parameter optimization. He also serves as the company’s resident expert on 5-axis CNC machining, laser marking and other custom modifications.
3 Years With REGO-FIX
After transitioning to a career in manufacturing after starting out in the REGO-FIX USA warehouse, Connor Schupay has quickly gained the level of expertise necessary to help the Tech Team maximize the uptime of the company’s customers. Connor’s responsibilities include quoting service estimates, answering technical questions and addressing customers’ product modification needs.