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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.

Published: 3/1/2016

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.

Published: 3/1/2016

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.

Published: 3/1/2016

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.

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