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Making Micro Threads

Production of micro threads can be challenging, but using the most suitable tools for a given application can simplify the task.


The Big Step Up

A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop’s exp...


Grooving Tools as Fine as a Strand of Hair

Imagine being able to cut grooves to the thickness of a human hair (0.0019 inch). It’s hard to picture, but when you see for yourself micro-medical devices, dental implants and micro-electronic components that feature micro grooves, you realize that...


Cost Efficiency with Hard Part Turning

Either as an alternative or complement to grinding, hard part turning offers a number of advantages that have become even more evident with further developments in insert concepts.


Put Shrink-Fit Tooling to the Test

Metalworking offers its fair share of challenges, and shrink-fit tooling is one of them.


Savings from Sustainability

A project aimed at energy-efficient machining delivered production efficiencies, too.


A Guide to Insert Coating Processes and Materials

Few materials have had a greater impact on our economy and industrialized culture than cemented tungsten carbide.


Grinding on a Swiss

This shop owner has developed a unique, and effective, approach to delivering a burr-free, tight-tolerance part.


Honing Products Produce Quality Finishes

Controlled-Force honing and the Flex-Hone tool.


Flexible, Quick-Change Tool Adapter System

Before the development of live tooling, there were turning centers and machining centers. Processing parts with multiple operations that included turning and milling required moving the workpieces from one machine tool to another.


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