MAQ Anti Vibration Boring Bars

Whitelaw Tooling Supplies is the authorised distributor for MAQ Anti Vibration Tooling.

Want to save money and, at the same time, increase productivity? With our self-tuning mass damper tool holders, you can. There’s no need for time-consuming fine-tuning since MAQ's Antivibration STMD™ turning tool holders do the tuning for you. On top of that, you will improve the quality of machined parts, cut production costs, and, at the same time, minimize the risk of production stops.

Control the frequency – cut costs

Given the high volume of machining operations, even the smallest percentage reductions can result in considerable savings. MAQ's STMD™ technology makes it easier and more cost-efficient to produce than technology for other tuned mass damper tools. Since we have been able to lower our production costs, we can provide exceptional, fixed prices. We want to be an attractive alternative on the market, and we do not only have affordable prices but also offer the best available technology out there!


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See how it works

The complex problem is the change of vibration frequency on cutting tools due to the cutting condition changes such as tool wear, wearing joints, variation of work piece materials and changes of machining set up. Traditional products on the market require the optimized tuning of the cutting tools to ensure its performance.

MAQ of Sweden has pioneered a technology on dampened machining tools, that simplifies machining by eliminating costly vibration. The unique Self Tuning Mass Damper™ enables MAQ toolholders to reduce the need for secondary machining operations while: Improving Surface Finish; Accelerating Cycle Time; Decreasing Tooling Costs; Lowering Scrap Rates; and Reducing Energy Consumption Rates.



Total Plug & Play


The STMD™ technology is the result of over 25 years of research, testing, and product development from MAQ's founders and experts. MAQ's Antivibration technology results in superior performance compared to other damped tool holders on the market. MAQ STMD™ Antivibration tool holders not only improve feeds and speeds, but also improve the finishing of the final surface. It will decrease adjustment time and provide a smooth surface finish that doesn’t need secondary operations.

Maintenance Free


MAQ’s tool holders feature a tungsten mass inside the tool that is completely dry. You get elastic support through a new-age polymer that self-adjusts its stiffness according to the frequency and reduces vibration in machining. That allows for automatic tuning of the mass damper without using advanced mechatronic systems. You will increase productivity and take your machining processes to the next level!


Self Tuning


You might think that you either have to use machining tool holders with a pre-tuned frequency or fine-tune during the machining process. Think again! MAQ's self-tuning mass damper (STMD™) tool holders automatically adjust to the CNC machining tool and process. MAQ’s self-tuning mass damper technology is included in all our anti-vibration tool holders and reduces vibration in a wide range of frequencies. This allows you to use the same vibration damped tool holder for more than one application. You never have to think about tuning again.

MAQ Modular Antivibration Boring Bars

MAQ Modular Antivibration Boring Bar Heads