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Published: 7/16/2015

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?

Published: 7/16/2015

Enjoy the Silence with Vibration Damping Tools
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Published: 6/22/2015

Tool Monitoring Increases Productivity
Shops that implement unattended machining to become more productive often use tool monitoring to make this process even more efficient.

Published: 4/27/2015

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.

Published: 2/24/2015

Micromachining Evolution
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.

Published: 1/1/2015

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...

Published: 12/30/2014

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.

Published: 12/16/2014

Cutting Tool Edge Prep: The Invisible Advantage
Edge preparation involves removing material from a cutting tool in order to extend its life. That may sound counterintuitive, but a maker of glass molds says edge prep has dramatically reduced the amount it spends on tools.

Published: 12/16/2014

Second Chances for Surplus Tools
A new website aims to give shops with excess tooling a way to sell that tooling to other shops. Cutting tool suppliers are using the site for their own excess tools.

Published: 11/25/2014

The Anatomy of an End Mill for Titanium
Titanium is often characterized as a “challenging workpiece material.” Certainly, machining this material is a challenge to milling machines, cutting tools and workholding accessories that are suitable for machining more common materials...

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