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Round Versus Indexable Tools: From the History to the Latest Developments
Time has allowed great improvements to the durability and performance of cutting tools. The materials used have impacted round and indexable tools in different ways.
Economies of Usable Cutting Tool Edges
Recent introductions from a major cutting tool maker illustrate the engineering and application of tools designed to deliver an increased number of useful edges.
Hitting the Coolant Sweet Spot
Toolholders with integrated cutting fluid delivery channels offer threaded, fixed-position nozzles that direct parallel streams of coolant to pre-defined positions at the top of the cutting tool.
Safe Tooling for Heavy Machining
Heavy machining puts stress on the tool holder. This system helps eliminate tool pullout.
Slideshow: Trends and Technology at IMTS 2016
The size and scope of a show like IMTS makes it impossible to cover everything of interest, but here's a taste of the technology and trends we were taking note of this year.
Three of My Favorite and Most Shared Ideas to Get the Most from Drills in Your Shop
Keep the drill short; get the feed rate right; and replace the drill on schedule before it dulls.
Optimized Machining out of the Box
Four tooling-related companies partner to supply dynamically stable milling for improved productivity on existing machine tools. Users do not have to measure the dynamics of their machines. Instead, tooling tailored to the machine arrives as a compl...
Tools and Technologies for Deep Hole Drilling
Understanding the challenges and knowing how to select and apply the appropriate tools will help a shop profit from this difficult operation.
Lights Off, Profit On
Various tooling considerations contribute to profitable lights-out machining.
Thinking Beyond the Tool Catalog Helps Everyone Succeed
In an era when many are doing more with less, both cutting tool suppliers and the manufacturers they serve have plenty to gain from deeper collaboration.