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Published: 4/1/2016

Effective Plastic Machining Requires Effective Chip Control
Clean, burr-free cutting is fundamental to competitiveness for a shop that specializes in micro-machining complex geometry from some of the softest materials in the industry.

Published: 4/1/2016

Ballnose Alternative Shines in Five-Axis Finishing
Large cutting edge radii facilitate higher-stepover passes that improve surface finish and reduce cycle time.

Published: 4/1/2016

Additive Manufacturing Makes Subtractive Cutting Tools
Mapal reaps the benefits of additive and subtractive manufacturing with its QTD drills.

Published: 3/16/2016

Artistry with Skive Tools
Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “All limitations are self-imposed.” This statement often holds true as machinists apply their creativity in skiving applications.

Published: 3/1/2016

More Effective Deep-Hole Drilling with MQL
A dual-margin design enables a series of drills from Nachi to create holes with large length-to-diameter ratios with minimum quantity lubrication.

Published: 3/1/2016

Standardized Parameters Make Unattended Machining Predictable and Reliable
Standardized parameters for specific material and cutting tool combinations help this hard milling specialist manage a highly varied workload with minimal labor.

Published: 3/1/2016

Contour-Following Stylus Speeds Dot-Peen Marking
Capability to mark surfaces at widely varying heights and difficult-to-reach areas makes pneumatic systems more competitive by reducing the need for special fixtures and other accessories.

Published: 1/15/2016

Base Module Forms Digital Tool Data Management
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Published: 1/1/2016

Standard Tool Classification for Better Data Communication
Cutting tool manufacturers have worked together to create a generic tool catalog format that helps link cutting tool information with applications supporting data-driven manufacturing.

Published: 1/1/2016

Toothed Edge Extends Button Insert Advantages
Particularly for long reach applications, a button insert with a serrated edge can provide greater stability, less heat-generating friction and better chip evacuation than one without.

ERIX tool saves up to 90% of the manufacturing time on back spotfacing and chamfering operations.