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Video Highlights Extreme Part-Off Demos

The strength of a tough part-off tool is shown in video showing it parting off a railroad rail and sledgehammer head. Talk about significant interrupted cuts…


Ultrasonic-Assisted Machining with Standard Machines and Tools

A system to be marketed in 2015 will apply ultrasonic vibration from within the toolholder to reduce cutting force and improve the performance of the cut.


Productive Trade-Offs in Rough Turning

Maximizing productivity in rough turning operations requires a balance of trade-offs between the properties of the cutting tool substrate and the characteristics of its chipbreaker geometry.


When to Consider Customized Cutting Tools

What is the real cost of choosing standard or customized tooling if time is money and efficiency translates into profits? It’s a question many shops face regularly.


Micro Deburring Gets Hot

“Micro deburring,” a name commonly used to describe the deburring of tiny small parts, is often considered more of an art than a science. Although this is true to some extent, deburring micro parts does not always have to require hand manicuring par...


Five Process Security Tips When Parting Off

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Eliminating Tool Pullout in Titanium Milling

Toolholder employs a secondary locking system to counter the high axial cutting forces encountered during the development of a tool for high-metal-removal-rate milling of titanium.


Presetting Becomes Prevalent

Next Intent implemented presetting and shrink-fit toolholding when it bought a five-axis machining center, but it has since seen these resources deliver value to machining centers throughout the shop.


The Basics of Rotary Broaching

This effective process creates a non-round shape on the inside or outside of a part.


Managing the Micro-Milling Process with Tiny Cutters

The engineering of this line of small end mills brings out both the challenges and opportunities in milling hard-to-machine materials on a micro scale.


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