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10 Tips for Titanium

Simple process considerations can increase your productivity in milling titanium alloys.


The Challenges of Machining Glass-Filled Plastics

Plastics reinforced with glass present more machining variables to manage than conventional metals. This shop has developed a process to overcome those challenges and has become more adroit at short-run work along the way.


Turbocharge Swiss-Type Turning with Accessories

Adding accessories to the already capable Swiss-type turning center is a cost effective method of increasing production efficiency.


Small Mill Cuts Tough Materials

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Solid PCD Drill Tip Cleaves Composites

A solid PCD tip and a third flute provide improved edge sharpness, thermal conductivity and stability compared to PCD vein or dual-brazed tip designs.


Crystallizing a New Approach to Today’s Turning Needs

A recently developed insert grade turns concepts for production turning operations on their heads. Shops cutting steel workpieces in high volumes may have to realign their thinking accordingly.


Anatomy of a High-Feed Insert

An examination of Horn’s recently expanded DAH series sheds light on the design features that make high-feed milling inserts effective. These particular tools also offer their own advantages.


The Benefits and Limitations of Machining With an Angle Head

Far from being outdated by the latest machine tool technology, angle heads often prove an ideal complement by pushing done-in-one capabilities even further. Proper application, however, requires attention to their limitations as well as their benefi...


Making Cutting Tools in New Ways


Average Chip Thickness Dictates Milling Performance

Attaining the correct average chip thickness for a particular insert should be a chief goal in any milling application. Here's an explanation of what that term means and why it's important.


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