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Exchangeable-Tip Drills Explained

These tools occupy a middle ground between the precision of solid carbide and the flexibility of indexable inserts.


A Toolholder Maintenance Guide for the Inexperienced and Veterans Alike

Tooling supplier Techniks offers a “Machinist’s Guide to Toolholder Maintenance,” a 5-page overview of some of the most important aspects of keeping collet-and-nut-style toolholders in top condition.


Comparing Apples to Apples

Consistency is key to properly evaluating the effect of any process change.


Watch for Opportunities to Test Tools

I often advocate evaluating new cutting tools, but finding the time and resources to do this testing is not easy.


Toolholder Manufacturer Invests in the Future

The manufacturer of precision tooling components recently finished its expansion at its Swiss headquarters. It also managed to expand its appeal to a younger workforce.


Tool Alliance Launches New Website for Tungsten ToolWorks

Tool Alliance launched an and improved version of the Tungsten ToolWorks website, where users can customize their own solid carbide cutting tool and receive a quote in less than 1 minute.Registration on the site is free and you create an endles...


What's in a Name?

Despite the ER collet’s prevalence in the industry, its users are not necessarily familiar with its history.


Online Knowledge Hub Optimizes Hole Making

Drilling Knowledge Hub is a website dedicated to optimizing drilling process and customizing results to users' needs.


Replacing Broaching with Milling

Trochoidal milling is a toolpath technique generally applied to increase tool life or material removal rate in hard metals. Manufacturing solutions provider Iruba also relies on this approach to make a shaped milling tool effective.


Insertable Form Drill System Enables Company to Bore Large Diameters

Nass Magnet (Hanover, Germany) invested in a new machining center with a rotary transfer machine with eight stations for double-sided machining.


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