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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.
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.
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.
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.
Milling deep grooves generates tons of chips that are sometimes hard to clear. This internal coolant device provides an innovative solution to this challenge.
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.
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...
Calculating Presetter Payback
A cost payback calculator enables you to determine how quickly an offline tool presetter will pay for itself.
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.
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.