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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...


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.


Lights Off, Profit On

Various tooling considerations contribute to profitable lights-out machining.


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.


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.


Calculating Surface Footage and RPM for Optimum Tool Life

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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.


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