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Published: 2/23/2017

Applications Advance for Solid Ceramic End Mills
All they need is speed! Tools for roughing nickel-based alloys can be used in the same processes as carbide tools, just with high rpm and no coolant.

Published: 2/23/2017

Parts Cleaning Expo Coming to Columbus in April
Join us at PCx for sessions presented by leading parts cleaning experts from around the world on the latest parts cleaning technologies, chemistries, and equipment during PMTS this spring.

Published: 2/9/2017

Video: Custom Workholding for Tool Regrinding
This shop uses a simple toolholding device on a machine meant for unattended tool production to regrind tools that already have their precision geometry.

Published: 2/8/2017

Manufacturing News of Note: February 2017
F. Zimmerman expands U.S. presence, Ganesh appoints new president and other industry news.

Published: 1/11/2017

Custom Cutters Quicker
An online quoting service is said to speed and simplify quoting and purchasing of custom cutting tools.

Published: 1/3/2017

Hollow Workpiece? Try Hollow Barstock
A video from Sandvik Materials Technology demonstrates the benefits of turning oilfield parts out of near-net-shape rather than solid barstock.

Published: 12/27/2016

Video: Thread Mill Without a Pilot Hole
This tool can drill a hole and mill threads simultaneously.

Published: 12/16/2016

Ceramic Insert Grade Has Broad Range of Applications
When Greenleaf’s staff of researchers started exploring what they could do with a new manufacturing method to induce internal crystal growth within a silicon-nitride-based ceramic for forming ceramic composite cutting tool inserts, they "got pretty ...

Published: 12/2/2016

Can Additive Manufacturing Increase Milling Feed Rates?
With PCD tooling, yes it can. The diamond cutting edges demand a large number of flutes to realize their full effectiveness. Traditional methods for making cutter bodies limit the number of flutes, but 3D printing is delivering tools with higher flu...

Published: 12/1/2016

Video: High-Performance Hard Turning
Machine shops involved in turning hard parts will be interested in learning about these new inserts that were specially designed for this particular operation.

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