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Published: 7/21/2011

Precision Lathe Operations on a CNC Mill
Sometimes a shop doesn’t do enough turning work to justify the purchase of a CNC lathe. But when it needs to produce precision turned parts, even if for a very small lot size, the shop needs a solution.

Published: 4/14/2011

Micromachining Powder Metal on a VMC
By refining its micromachining process for powder metal tool steels, this shop has reduced production costs, lead times and secondary bench work for complex tooling components.

Published: 12/21/2010

Miniature Tooling System Big on Swiss Turning
The use of Swiss-type sliding headstock machines for processing medical parts continues to grow. The work involves very intricate high-precision machining that has been placing an increased emphasis on tooling setups and change-over times.

Published: 8/24/2010

Consider a Systems Approach to Tooling
How parts are processed is the key to reducing cycle times, especially when using Swiss-type and turn-mill machines.

Published: 7/19/2010

Chip Control
I discovered that chip control actually means controlling chips as they are being cut off of a workpiece.

Published: 6/17/2010

Faster Centerline Drilling with Continuous Pecks
One of the most difficult small-part turning operations does not involve a turning tool at all, but instead involves a drill.

Published: 4/19/2010

The Importance of Float During Micro Reaming
Micro reamers require a floating holder to compensate for any machine positioning inaccuracies.

Published: 11/9/2009

CYCLO CUT Cutting Tools
(Sponsored Content) MAG’s CYCLO CUT cutting tools include a high grip collet chuck with up to 75% increased gripping force without expensive bearing nuts. Our chucks apply a unique coating which reduces friction when clamping rotary cutting tools. T...

Published: 11/2/2009

Quick Change for Screw Machines
New quick-change dovetail form toolholders bring lean operations at a lean price.

Published: 7/24/2009

How Do You Get The Cutting Parameters Right For Small End Mills?
A reader recently asked about speed, feed rate and depth of cut when using small tools in steel.

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