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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.
Ballnose Alternative Shines in Five-Axis Finishing
Large cutting edge radii facilitate higher-stepover passes that improve surface finish and reduce cycle time.
Additive Manufacturing Makes Subtractive Cutting Tools
Mapal reaps the benefits of additive and subtractive manufacturing with its QTD drills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.