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Video: The Advantages of Serrated Button Inserts

Although round cutting inserts have a well-deserved reputation for efficiently roughing contoured geometry, they sometimes work best when they’re not perfectly round.


Evacuation Plan

Milling deep grooves generates tons of chips that are sometimes hard to clear. This internal coolant device provides an innovative solution to this challenge.


Video: HEM Versus Conventional Machining

A short video illustrates the differences between conventional machining with multiple shallow passes versus high-efficiency machining with a tool designed for deeper cuts.


Data-Driven Manufacturing Enabled with Tool Lifecycle Management

This video presents a lively and easy-to-follow scenario of how information about cutting tool availability links design, planning and production. Although TDM's tool lifecycle management software is brought into focus at relevant spots in this vide...


Calculating Presetter Payback

A cost payback calculator enables you to determine how quickly an offline tool presetter will pay for itself.


The Potential for Wider Use of Ceramic Inserts

It’s possible that new phase-toughened ceramic insert technology could be used for more universal milling and turning applications.


Video: Machining API Groove with “Spirograph” Tool Path

A system for turning oil-industry face grooves on a machining center uses an adjustable toolholder along with an NC code generator for creating the unusual path.


Tips on Breaking Chips When Turning Transmission Parts

Components for automotive transmissions are typically made of ductile steels such as SAE 1018, 1020 and 8620. Turning these parts is often plagued by problems with long, stringy chips. This article from Sandvik Coromant addresses the complex variabl...


A Really, Really Big Boring Bar

The developers are calling it the world’s largest anti-vibration boring bar—one that is capable of machining a bore 12 inches in diameter and as long as 165 inches. Sandvik Coromant designed and manufactured this boring bar in cooperation with lathe...


News from Horn’s Technology Days

Every two years, cutting tool and carbide specialist Horn invites customers, distributors, suppliers and the industrial press to Tübingen, Germany for its Technology Days event. This year, the highlights include news of expanded production space, pl...


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