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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Tool Holders: Lightweight and Durable Solutions

As a professional in the field of tools and equipment, you know that organizing and storing your tools is essential for any job. You need to have your tools right at your fingertips - ready to use whenever you need them. That is why you need a tool holder that is not only lightweight but also tough. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) tool holders are an excellent option for anyone who wants a sturdy and reliable way to store their tools. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a professional machinist, you'll find that having an ABS tool holder would be a valuable addition to your tool collection. So, what are the advantages of our ABS tool holders and why they should be a part of your tool storage system?


Overview


The thermoplastic polymer known as Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is well-known for being durable, impact- and heat-resistant. It is a popular material for injection molding because of its ability to be molded into complex shapes. Tool holders are essential components that hold cutting tools in place during machining operations. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the material used to make them can greatly impact their performance and lifespan. This tool holder was designed and created to assist our machinists throughout their workday and they love them! The tool holder weighs approximately 5.3 pounds when empty, making it lightweight and strong at the same time. Our ABS tool holder is produced through the combination of two main methods: molding and CNC machining. The raw material (ABS Block) is produced in-house using Omachron’s proprietary molding machine technology. The block is then machined with the CNC Mill to create the final product. Should demand dictate, future tool holders would be molded to increase throughout.


Advantages of our tool holders


One of the biggest advantages of ABS tool holders is their durability. ABS is a tough and impact-resistant material that can withstand heavy use. This makes it an ideal material to use for tool holders that will be used in manufacturing environments. When testing our product, it can hold a variety of tools, such as a dial indicator, deburring tool, as well as commonly used items in the work environment like pens, rulers, and of course coffee!


Durability of ABS tool holders compared to other materials


Our ABS tool holders have the ability to withstand heavy use. When compared to other materials commonly used for tool holders, such as steel or aluminum, ABS holds up well over time. Steel tool holders are known for their strength and durability, but they can be heavy and bulky. Aluminum tool holders are lightweight, but they may not be as impact-resistant as ABS or steel. ABS strikes a balance between strength and weight, making it an ideal material for tool holders that need to withstand heavy use while remaining lightweight.


Size & Additional info


The size of our tool holders can vary depending on your needs. We have currently machined 20, 30, and 40 taper tool holders. The size is dependent on how you would use our tool holders and the sizing of your tools, or you can have one of each! The tool holder is not made up of just a single piece; rather, it is made of multiple parts such as the body, feet, and handles to make the build as functional and user-friendly as possible.


Conclusion


We do not currently sell our tool holders, however we wanted to get some feedback on our customers opinion of them. Is it something you would consider useful in your work environment? If you have any questions or feedback, we would love to hear it! Feel free to email us or reach out to us via chat, or give us a call at 1-833-725-6257.



References


Plastic Extrusion Technologies. (2021, October 8). What is ABS Material? Retrieved from Plastic Extrusion Technologies: https://plasticextrusiontech.net/what-is-abs-material/


Gabrian International. (2021, Jun 30). Steel vs. Aluminum: How to Make the Best Choice for Your Product Design. (G. Team, Editor) Retrieved from gabrian.com: https://www.gabrian.com/steel-vs-aluminum/






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