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Published: 11/22/2013

The Challenges of Machining Glass-Filled Plastics
Plastics reinforced with glass present more machining variables to manage than conventional metals. This shop has developed a process to overcome those challenges and has become more adroit at short-run work along the way.

Published: 11/18/2013

Small Mill Cuts Tough Materials
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Published: 9/17/2013

Anatomy of a High-Feed Insert
An examination of Horn’s recently expanded DAH series sheds light on the design features that make high-feed milling inserts effective. These particular tools also offer their own advantages.

Published: 8/19/2013

Making Cutting Tools in New Ways
Horn began operations in 1969 with a focus on grooving tools. Today, it is represented in more than 70 countries and has expanded its tooling business to threading, interpolated milling, axial grooving, drilling, reaming and broaching.

Published: 8/15/2013

Average Chip Thickness Dictates Milling Performance
Attaining the correct average chip thickness for a particular insert should be a chief goal in any milling application. Here's an explanation of what that term means and why it's important.

Published: 7/18/2013

In-House Tool Grinding: the “Indirect” Machine Tool Investment
Though CNC tool grinders are used primarily by cutting tool manufacturers and regrinding services, several factors have made these machines increasingly attractive for in-house tool grinding by production facilities.

Published: 1/17/2013

The Big Step Up
A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop’s exp...

Published: 12/7/2012

Savings from Sustainability
A project aimed at energy-efficient machining delivered production efficiencies, too.

Published: 4/13/2012

A Systems Approach for Successful Titanium Machining
Coolant delivery, spindle connection and dynamic response all are part of a tooling formula for milling this metal productively.

Published: 10/12/2011

How Micromachining Patience Speeds Prototype Production
A molder of tiny, silicone components for the medical industry explains how a patient, conservative approach to micromachining enables it to deliver prototypes faster.