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Somma Highlights its ‘Forte’ at First-Time Exhibit

This broach tool manufacturer makes and stocks standard size hex and square broach tools made from Forte material instead of basic M2 high speed steel, resulting in very good wear resistance for longer tool life.


Why You Should Be Excited about a Boring App

Big Kaiser’s new line of EWD Evo digital boring heads is designed to make a machine operator’s life easier. This you can see for yourself in the company’s Booth W-1600, as units are synced with a smartphone/tablet app developed to enhance user frien...


Precision Hole-Making Experts Come Together

Allied Machine & Engineering Corp, a manufacturer of hole-making and finishing tooling systems, has purchased a majority of the shares of Wohlhaupter GmbH of Frickenhausen, Germany, Wohlhaupter USA and Wohlhaupter India. The company is best known fo...


Four Companies Partner to Deliver Optimized Tooling Solution

Toolholder, tool and retention knob are all shipped as an assembled, pre-balanced unit that is tailored to the dynamics of the user’s particular Okuma machining center, allowing that machine to achieve something near to the smoothest and mo...


Video: Parting Ways

The CoroCut QD system from Sandvik Coromant is designed for cutting depths of 15 to 20 times the insert width in bar diameter on bar-fed turning centers, sliding head lathes and automatic multi-spindle machines.


Value beyond the Tool Catalog

Both cutting tool suppliers and the manufacturers they serve have plenty to gain from deeper collaboration.


Measurement Versus Experience in Finding Optimal Machining Parameters

When it comes to finding chatter-free cutting speeds, measurement is the faster way to go. An anecdote illustrates this.


Making the Cut

As this short case study illustrates, Kennametal’s grooving and cutoff tools provide more precise chip control and extended tool life.


All Fired Up

After Taurus Tool and Engineering, a manufacturer of custom cutting tools, lost its production facility in a fire, it was able to rebuild the business on an entirely new basis.


Video: Think Twice Before Reaching for That Ballnose

Another type of tool engages comparatively more of the work to facilitate larger stepovers for improved efficiency and surface finish in five-axis finishing operations.


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