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Optimized Machining out of the Box

Four tooling-related companies partner to supply dynamically stable milling for improved productivity on existing machine tools. Users do not have to measure the dynamics of their machines. Instead, tooling tailored to the machine arrives as a compl...


Lights Off, Profit On

Various tooling considerations contribute to profitable lights-out machining.


Reasons to Consider Thread Milling

Read about how thread milling can make your shop's processes more efficient, as well as several requirements for thread milling that should be considered.


Additive Manufacturing Makes Subtractive Cutting Tools

Mapal reaps the benefits of additive and subtractive manufacturing with its QTD drills.


The Cutter Affects Capacity

New machine tools allowed CTG to cut cycle time by 75 percent, but that wasn’t enough. Finding the right tool and process cut that cycle time further, giving the oil-industry manufacturer the capacity needed to support an important new product.


A Formula for Cutting Tool Success

The hardness and toughness of a tool are generally counteractive forces, and finding the right mix can be a challenge. Wouldn’t it be nice to have both?


People are Part of the Process for Machining Inconel

A Tacoma shop describes its winning strategy for efficient machining of Inconel. That strategy includes careful choices of cutting tools and cutting parameters. It also includes a healthy breakfast.


Micromachining Evolution

Challenge Machine continues to add high-speed equipment for the increasing amount of micromachining work it is performing. Here are some lessons it has learned along the way, using tools as small as 0.001 inch in diameter.


ISO 13399—A Key Step Toward Data-Driven Manufacturing

Decisions about the cutting tools used in machining operations are arguably among the most important in modern manufacturing.


Cutting Tool Edge Prep: The Invisible Advantage

Edge preparation involves removing material from a cutting tool in order to extend its life. That may sound counterintuitive, but a maker of glass molds says edge prep has dramatically reduced the amount it spends on tools.


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