Combination tools can be the answer. Because in mass processing the lead time is very important. In seconds. Therefore it is always recommended to think about the use of a special tool in order to combine several machining operations in a unique set-up of the tool machine.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Biermann, Institute Director of the Institute for Machining of the Technical University of Dortmund thinks: “One of the main scenario for special tools is the mass production, which preferably relies on combination tools, to implement several work steps with one tool.”