The complete elimination of tolerance between tool and holder creates a tooling solution that will outperform any other alternative, particularly on profiling applications that involve larger/heavier tool bodies. Modern diamond servicing machinery allows integrated tools to be sharpened directly on the holder, which provides the most accurate method of sharpening diamond tools and eliminates inaccuracies when re-installing on tool holders.
Practical examples of the integrated tool/holder concept have been showcased in many CNC routing applications on wood composites, solid wood and carbon-fibre materials. The concept is best utilized in profiling, surfacing, deep pocketing and hogging. Any type of tool listed above that will be placed in a tool holder and not removed should be considered a candidate for an integrated design.