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When Thread Milling Makes Sense
Threading a workpiece is a fundamental metalworking process that every manufacturing engineer takes for granted.
Broader Range of Applications Ahead for Ceramic Inserts?
Greenleaf's phase-toughened ceramic inserts could prove that this kind of technology has a future in more universal milling and turning applications.
Tips on Breaking Chips and Controlling Burrs when Machining Automotive Transmission Components
Chip control is the bane of every shop’s existence and knowing how to consistently break chips and control burrs in ductile steels like SAE 1018, 1020, and 8620 is the holy grail of the tooling industry. When a shop experiences chip control issues, ...
A Formula for Cutting Tool Success
The hardness and toughness of a tool are generally counteractive forces, and finding the right mix can be a challenge. Wouldn’t it be nice to have both?
Tool Monitoring Increases Productivity
Shops that implement unattended machining to become more productive often use tool monitoring to make this process even more efficient.
People are Part of the Process for Machining Inconel
A Tacoma shop describes its winning strategy for efficient machining of Inconel. That strategy includes careful choices of cutting tools and cutting parameters. It also includes a healthy breakfast.
Challenge Machine continues to add high-speed equipment for the increasing amount of micromachining work it is performing. Here are some lessons it has learned along the way, using tools as small as 0.001 inch in diameter.
A Square Hole for a Square Peg
Many industrial vending systems on the market today for MRO-related items are based on pie-like trays divided into wedges, a shape which doesn't easily accommodate square or rectangular packages. In contrast, AutoCrib’s TX750 vending system uses a c...
ISO 13399—A Key Step Toward Data-Driven Manufacturing
Decisions about the cutting tools used in machining operations are arguably among the most important in modern manufacturing.