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MAQ vibration damped turning tool
Vibration damped turning tool with self tuning mass damper inside

Machining Vibration Control is the Key

Vibration in machining means damaged parts and surface quality, destroyed cutting inserts, and increased production costs. Machining operations using high length to diameter (L/D) ratio tools have the most prominent vibration issues. MAQ provides vibration damped tool holders which has a new approach to extract the vibration energy from the cutting tool body to control the machine tool vibration problem. The new approach has a self-tuning mass damper in the damped tool holder body and it automatically adjust it self as vibration occurs.

Physics & Chemistry Working Together

The challenge is the change of vibration frequency on machining tools due to the cutting condition changes (tool wear, wearing joints, variation of work piece materials, etc.). For these reasons, leading competitor’s products in the market require the optimized tuning of the mass damper to ensure performance. The out of tuning condition could make the vibration problem even worse, instead of controlling.

With MAQ self-tuning mass damper on damped tool holders, the spring elements on mass dampers automatically adjust its stiffness according to the machining tool’s vibration frequency. The unique self-tuning property enables MAQ damped machining tools outperform the solutions on the market while providing better surface finish and higher process reliability. MAQ damped machining tools boost the productivity through simply machining, as you do not need any tuning, and it works at any set up you have in your production facility.

STMD™ absorbs vibration (Representative only, not to scale)

Backed by Expertise, Experience and IP

The MAQ self tuning mass damper on vibration damped tool holder innovation is a result of 25+ years of research, testing and product development from our founders and experts in the field. We have multiple patents pending and several more to come. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you want to know more about our journey.

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See the Difference! Near-Perfect Surface Finish

The images below prove that the MAQ STMD™ damped machining tool offers superior performance compared to the most widely used damped tool holders.

Conventional Tool

Leading Competitor

MAQ Tool

Totally Plug & Play

The MAQ Self-Tuning Mass Damper™ (STMD™) is easy to install and easy to use. Think of it as a “smart tool holder” that adjusts to machining conditions in real time while enabling you to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 30%.

Maintenance Free

The MAQ Self-Tuning Mass Damper™ (STMD™) is an alternative to traditional tool holders and boring bars. It’s the only self-adjusting tool on the market that maximizes mass damping.


The STMD’s™ self-tuning features make the tool holder easy to use and significantly improve productivity. The STMD™ also enhances the quality of machined parts and increases the probability of jobs finishing on-time, on-spec and on-budget.

By the numbers, the STMD™ can help you:

Und so kann STMD™ Ihre Kennzahlen verbessern:

Reduce Cycle
Time by up to

Verringerung der
Taktzeiten um



Reduce Tooling
Costs by up to

Verringerung der
Werkzeugkosten um


5 % bis 10 %

Reduce Energy
Consumption by up to

Verringerung des
Energieverbrauchs um


2 % bis 3 %

Reduce Scrap
by up to

Verringerung des
Ausschusses um


1 % bis 2 %

Given the high volume of machining operations, even the smallest percentage reductions can result in substantial savings. Tell us about your specific requirements, and we’ll offer you innovative solutions.

Angesichts des hohen Volumens an Bearbeitungsvorgängen können selbst kleinste prozentuale Verringerungen zu erheblichen Einsparungen führen. Senden Sie uns Ihre spezifischen Anforderungen und wir werden Ihnen innovative Lösungen anbieten.

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with MAQ STMD™

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