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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.

Published: 1/13/2016

Choosing the Best Threading Method
What’s the difference between rolling and cutting threads? This tip sheet provides useful insights into which method will best produce a threaded part that will meet your requirements.

Published: 1/12/2016

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.

Published: 12/24/2015

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.

Published: 12/9/2015

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.

Published: 11/24/2015

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...

Published: 9/30/2015

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

Published: 9/16/2015

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.

Published: 8/3/2015

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.

ERIX tool saves up to 90% of the manufacturing time on back spotfacing and chamfering operations.
AMAMCO Tool exceeds ISO and AS 9100 standards for quality, precision, and consistency.
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