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Polistar Automatic

Polistar Radial
Polistar Radial
Polistar Axial

PoliStar is the first of its kind driven lathe attachment for generating I.D. keyway and slotting features. The attachment utilizes a mechanical reciprocating motion which is powered by a drive specific to the turret drive of the lathe. The base attachment accepts an interchangeable cartridge that retains the carbide cutting insert. The inserts are available for standard inch or metric keyway and slot sizes or can be designed to generate a wide variety of special I.D. features. Standard inserts for slot and keyway widths range from 1.5 mm to 16 mm. The I.D. feature can be a single or multiple feature form.

The reciprocating motion is most similar in concept to a broaching operation and allows the user to complete the part on the lathe without secondary operations. The depth of cut and cycle time is dependent upon the material and feature being machined. The PoliStar attachments are designed for either axial or radial machining orientation with reciprocating strokes from 18 to 36 mm.

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To request a quote on a Polistar attachment, the following information will be required:

  1. Machine name and model number.
  2. Turret manufacturer (if known). Example: Sauter, Duplomatic, etc.
  3. Tool holder type and size. Example: VDI 40.
  4. Do you require an axial or radial style tool holder?
  5. Tool holder drive coupling type (if known). Example: DIN 5480, DIN 1809, etc.
  6. Part print illustrating the feature to be machined including material specification.

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