Patent Number: 7,762,166

Title: Multiple machine tool support block and tool post having internal coolant supply

Abstract: A coolant fluid supplying tool post is mounted to a machining system for machine controlled movement and has an internal coolant passage system, a coolant fluid inlet, a coolant fluid outlet and a first dove-tail mount. A multiple machine tool support block has a second dove-tail mount is in supported engagement with the first dove-tail mount. A plurality of machine tool receptacles are defined in the multiple machine tool support block and each is adapted for support of a machine tool therein. Tool retainer members are carried by the multiple machine tool support block for each of the machine tool receptacles and has retaining engagement with a machine tool located within a machine tool receptacle. Coolant passages within the multiple machine tool support block have a coolant supply inlet in fluid communication with the coolant fluid outlet of the coolant fluid supplying tool post.

Inventors: Giannetti; Enrico R. (East Bernard, TX)

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International Classification: B23B 3/20 (20060101); B23P 15/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018