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Tips on Breaking Chips When Turning Transmission Parts
Components for automotive transmissions are typically made of ductile steels such as SAE 1018, 1020 and 8620. Turning these parts is often plagued by problems with long, stringy chips. This article from Sandvik Coromant addresses the complex variabl...
A Really, Really Big Boring Bar
The developers are calling it the world’s largest anti-vibration boring bar—one that is capable of machining a bore 12 inches in diameter and as long as 165 inches. Sandvik Coromant designed and manufactured this boring bar in cooperation with lathe...
News from Horn’s Technology Days
Every two years, cutting tool and carbide specialist Horn invites customers, distributors, suppliers and the industrial press to Tübingen, Germany for its Technology Days event. This year, the highlights include news of expanded production space, pl...
IMC Group President Says Best Tool Value Comes from Productivity
Only cutting tool productivity can reduce other factors affecting part cost. Jacob Harpaz made this point at a recent Ingersoll Cuttings Tools event in Cleveland.
Coming Soon: New Duratomic
On April 1, Seco launches an upgrade to its well-known workhorse coated cutting tool line.
Two Applications for Entry-Level Presetters
Affordable presetters aren’t just for shops that are new to tool presetting.
Video: Trial Cuts with Ultrasonic-Assisted Machining
Ultrasonic-assisted machining reduces friction in metal cutting to enable a standard tool to cut faster and more smoothly. Video shows comparison cuts of the same machine and tool with and without this new accessory.
Tool Monitoring for Complex Machining
One of the biggest challenges to tool monitoring on a multitasking machine is coping with simultaneous cutting operations. Caron Engineering (Wells, Maine) designed a system to meet this challenge.
Centerline Issues for Turning Inserts
Tooling experts Mike Fagan and David Grant suspect that many programmers and machinists could use a refresher on the importance and effects of insert alignment in turning operations. This short, amply-illustrated paper is their effort to clear up so...
A Square Hole for a Square Peg
Putting square and rectangular boxes into wedge-shaped slots in a vending system isn’t the best use of the space. A tambour-style system with rectangular columns and adjustable shelving creates slots that better accommodate items with their packagin...