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Exploring the: Cutting Tools Zone


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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.


Innocent Until Proven Guilty

When something goes wrong with a machining process, it can be easy to misplace blame.


Honing Solves Problem in 1/4-Scale Engine

Gary Conley used honing to solve a problem inside a tiny engine.


The Humble Pull Stud

I’ve said that the toolholder is the least appreciated element in many milling processes, but the pull stud (or retention knob) is perhaps the least appreciated component of the toolholder.


Thread Milling Explained

Watch this short video from Sandvik Coromant to learn about the advantages of thread milling.


Video: Understanding Toolholders

The toolholder is arguably the least appreciated element in a system for successful milling on a machining center. Watch a presentation for optimizing the interface between the cutting tool and the spindle.


What Your Handbook Isn’t Telling You

Tony Schmitz, professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, gives a presentation on machine tool dynamics. Learn the role that this concept plays in realizing your optimal machining center performance.


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