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Published: 8/1/2016

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.

Published: 6/30/2016

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

Published: 6/28/2016

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.

Published: 6/13/2016

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

Published: 6/10/2016

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.

Published: 4/22/2016

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.

Published: 4/12/2016

Tungaloy’s Product Seminar Focuses on How to Reduce the Real Costs of Production
More than 1,050 products are included in the latest TungForce line, leveraging coatings and geometries to hit machining costs where it counts: speed.

Published: 2/29/2016

Parting Blade Adapter Delivers Precision Cooling
After flowing through the adapter, the coolant is transferred directly through the parting blade to the cutting zone, targeting the exact point of material removal.

Published: 1/22/2016

Five-Axis Blends Require Minding Ballnose Tolerances
Proper symmetry, expressed via the end mill’s diameter and radius tolerance, is critical to ensure smooth surface finishes during five-axis contouring operations.

Published: 1/21/2016

Video: Accelerated Blisk Milling
CAM and cutting tool companies develop a process for machining a titanium bladed disk in less than half the conventionally expected cycle time.

ERIX tool saves up to 90% of the manufacturing time on back spotfacing and chamfering operations.