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Published: 9/1/2016

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...

Published: 7/18/2016

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.

Published: 7/1/2016

Lights Off, Profit On
Various tooling considerations contribute to profitable lights-out machining.

Published: 6/20/2016

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.

Published: 5/25/2016

Reasons to Consider Thread Milling
Read about how thread milling can make your shop's processes more efficient, as well as several requirements for thread milling that should be considered.

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.

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