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Cost Efficiency with Hard Part Turning

Either as an alternative or complement to grinding, hard part turning offers a number of advantages that have become even more evident with further developments in insert concepts.


Savings from Sustainability

A project aimed at energy-efficient machining delivered production efficiencies, too.


A Guide to Insert Coating Processes and Materials

Few materials have had a greater impact on our economy and industrialized culture than cemented tungsten carbide.


Thread Whirling Basics

The rapidly increasing demand for high-value threaded parts with exceptionally high length-to-diameter ratios has created a lot of interest in thread whirling technology among American shops and manufacturers.


A Systems Approach for Successful Titanium Machining

Coolant delivery, spindle connection and dynamic response all are part of a tooling formula for milling this metal productively.


How Micromachining Patience Speeds Prototype Production

A molder of tiny, silicone components for the medical industry explains how a patient, conservative approach to micromachining enables it to deliver prototypes faster.


Tooling up for Micromachining

Choosing the right tools and matching them to the correct operations and process techniques for micromachining applications is critical to success in this burgeoning market.


Precision Lathe Operations on a CNC Mill

Sometimes a shop doesn’t do enough turning work to justify the purchase of a CNC lathe. But when it needs to produce precision turned parts, even if for a very small lot size, the shop needs a solution.


Make Maximum Use of the Magazine

This shop streamlined its selection of cutting tools to machine a number of parts on a pallet system. Cutting down on cutters delivered other benefits as well.


The In-House Advantage

A shop that introduced its own product realizes the advantages of designing and machining a part under the same roof.


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