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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.
Manufacturing News of Note: February 2017
F. Zimmerman expands U.S. presence, Ganesh appoints new president and other industry news.
Custom Cutters Quicker
An online quoting service is said to speed and simplify quoting and purchasing of custom cutting tools.
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.
Video: Thread Mill Without a Pilot Hole
This tool can drill a hole and mill threads simultaneously.
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 ...
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...
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.
PMPA Chapter Meeting Covers Threading
The PMPA Indiana/Southern Ohio Chapter meeting on November 15 covered “All Things Threading,” with presentations from Horn USA and LMT Tools (Fette), and included live threading demonstrations on the Technical Equipment's showroom floor.
Video: Micro Insert for Live Tooling on Swiss Lathes
This easy-loading 5-mm I.C. micro insert is designed to run at maximum feed rates and is equipped with fine-pitched densities for high-productivity machining.