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Can Additive Manufacturing Increase Milling Feed Rates?

With PCD tooling, yes it can. The diamond cutting edges demand a large number flutes to realize their full effectiveness. Traditional methods for making cutter bodies limit the number of flutes, but 3D printing is delivering tools with higher flute density and other enhancements as well.

Grinding

When Grinding Is Like Turning

This shop leverages a high-speed peel-grinding process that resembles turning to effectively grind challenging materials such as carbide. Inherently low grinding forces mean high material-removal rates are possible.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

OEE May Not Be Enough

Overall equipment efficiency (OEE) is a critical measurement of how well a manufacturing unit is doing. But shops should also focus on profitability, which is where Financial OEE comes in.
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Modern Machine Shop
December Issue

Scanning Deep Bores

So You’re in the Market for a Machine Tool—Start Your Search by Asking “Why”

There’s nothing worse than buying a new machine that ends up neglected in the corner because it’s the wrong one for the job. Some key questions at the beginning of your search can help you avoid that.

Inspection

Active Scanning Collects Complete Bore ID Form Data

Complete form measurement data on complex bore interiors helps this specialist in precision tubular components hollow out an even more competitive niche.
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Video: 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Additive Manufacturing

Manufacturers now succeeding with additive manufacturing are beginning to see what its ultimate impact might be. Here are ideas about the reach that AM will have, and the kinds of changes and advances it will enable.

The Story of a Top Shops Workpiece, Conference

Our Top Shops benchmarking program will be represented in big ways in our IMTS booth. It’s there where we’ll make a big announcement about the program, too.