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Published: 6/1/2017

Making Mountains out of Mold Steel—Literally
When graphite molds wouldn’t cut it for a manufacturer of hand-blown drinking glasses, this shop machined more durable stainless steel molds to create the famous mountainous shapes that emerge from the bottom of its customer’s nifty drin...

Published: 5/1/2017

Coolant’s Impact on Face Milling Aluminum
Testing shows that understanding the interplay among cutting speed, tool wear and cutting power can lead to more informed evaluation of metalworking fluids and more predictable machining.

Published: 3/1/2017

Economies of Usable Cutting Tool Edges
Recent introductions from a major cutting tool maker illustrate the engineering and application of tools designed to deliver an increased number of useful edges.

Published: 9/1/2016

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...

Published: 7/1/2016

Lights Off, Profit On
Various tooling considerations contribute to profitable lights-out machining.

Published: 5/25/2016

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.

Published: 4/1/2016

Additive Manufacturing Makes Subtractive Cutting Tools
Mapal reaps the benefits of additive and subtractive manufacturing with its QTD drills.

Published: 9/1/2015

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.

Published: 7/16/2015

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?

Published: 4/27/2015

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.