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What’s Best for Boring Titanium?

In a joint research effort, Kaiser Precision Tooling and Blaser Swisslube searched for a combination of metalworking fluid and indexable insert that show the best results when boring titanium. The results underscore the importance of controlling vib...


Alter the Axial Depth

In difficult-to-machine metals, when a pocket or similar deep feature is milled in successively deeper Z-axis levels, oxidation and chemical reaction can affect the tool at the upper surface level of each cut. The solution: Change the axial depth of...


More Tools for Swiss-Types

Iscar is expanding its line of square-shank toolholders for Swiss-type automatics and CNC machine tools by adding new tools for high pressure coolant and also tools without the internal coolant feature.


Quickly Give Live Tools Coolant-Through Capability

This retrofit system enables users to quickly and easily add through-tool coolant delivery on their live tooling.


A New Formula for Metal Removal Rates in Turning

An expert on cutting tool theory and practice is proposing a new formula for calculating the metal removal rates in turning operations. This formula factors in the diameter of the workpiece to yield more accurate results and lead to better decisions...


Anatomy of a High-Feed Insert

These tools exploit chip thinning to enable efficient roughing at high feed rates and light cutting depths.


Doubling Down on Setup Reduction

Angle heads still find plenty of use for reducing setups, even in shops using sophisticated multi-axis machine tools.


65 Years in Business

To commemorate its 65th anniversary, Kaiser has opened a second building, co-located with its newly expanded headquarters.


Average Chip Thickness: What It Is and Why You Should Care

During milling applications, chips that are too thin might indicate inadequate heat dissipation that can cause premature insert wear. Too thick, and cutting forces might be high enough to break inserts outright. Cutting parameters should be set to a...


Seco Inks Sponsorship Deal with Andretti Autosport

Metalcutting solutions provider Seco Tools recently signed on as a technical and supplier sponsor of the Izod IndyCar Series championship racing team Andretti Autosport.


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