Click Change, Inc is an out-growth of
It is this background that found the engineers at Axian looking for process improvements, and cost reduction techniques. Their analysis of the production processes at Axian showed that the complexity and variability of insert replacement was one of the single most costly aspects of production. Especially the insert variability induced by the operators.
This realization, and the need to do something about it found a partnership with another Axian initiative. Axian was developing an unattended machining system similar to its patented DarkMill. This effort required an automated method of insert replacement. The convergence of these two activities resulted in the Click Change Tool holder.
The Click Change Insert holder is Born!
From these efforts, the Click Change Tool holder was developed. A U.S. Patent was issued, and worldwide patent coverage was obtained. Initial development centered on the workhorse insert types, CNMG, DNMG, and VNMG for 'Stick' type tool holders. The product line continues to expand with boring bars, positive type insert tools, Sandvik's Capto, and Kennametal's KM modular tooling units now available.