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Weldon-Flat Tools in a Precision Toolholder

This system uses the standard Weldon flat so that end mills do not have to be modified for locking in place when a precision toolholder takes high-force cuts.


Video: Trial Cuts with Ultrasonic-Assisted Machining

Ultrasonic-assisted machining reduces friction in metal cutting to enable a standard tool to cut faster and more smoothly. Video shows comparison cuts of the same machine and tool with and without this new accessory.


Centerline Issues for Turning Inserts

Tooling experts Mike Fagan and David Grant suspect that many programmers and machinists could use a refresher on the importance and effects of insert alignment in turning operations. This short, amply-illustrated paper is their effort to clear up so...


Extreme Part-Off Demos at IMTS 2014

The strength of part-off tools is shown in demos whereby they part off a railroad rail and sledge hammer head. Talk about significant interrupted cuts…


What’s Rotary Broaching, and How Did It Help a Robotics Team?

Rotary broaching enables CNC machines to create internal and external shapes such as squares, hexes and serrations. Slater Tool contributed its broaching technology to help a Los Angeles charter school program more effectively create components for ...


Webinar: Increase Milling Output on Your Existing Machine

It is not always the strength of the tool or the power of the machine that limits your depth of cut. In many cases, the limitation is the tendency to vibrate. Learn how to mill more productively by selecting spindle speeds tailored to your machine’s...


In the Groove for 50 Years

It’s an American success story. In 1964, William and Hazel Kaiser founded a company to produce and market Thinbit, an innovative line of grooving tools. At first, the business operated out of the couple’s attic and garage. Fifty years later, the Kai...


Milling Hard-to-Machine Materials on a Micro Scale

The idea of a tool that effectively controls heat with a special grade of carbide, a new coating and internal channels that deliver cooling through ports in the shank where the milling flutes begin, is worth a look.


Video: Installing a Right Angle Head on a Machine’s Toolchanger

This video steps you through the process for installing a standard right-angle head on a machine’s tool changer.


Finishing Fillets

Consider these finish-machining techniques that can enable you to maximize material removal rates prior to completing accurate, tight-radii fillets.


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