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Published: 8/14/2014

Productive Trade-Offs in Rough Turning
Maximizing productivity in rough turning operations requires a balance of trade-offs between the properties of the cutting tool substrate and the characteristics of its chipbreaker geometry.

Published: 7/16/2014

When to Consider Customized Cutting Tools
What is the real cost of choosing standard or customized tooling if time is money and efficiency translates into profits? It’s a question many shops face regularly.

Published: 5/23/2014

Five Process Security Tips When Parting Off
Tech Brief

Published: 12/16/2013

Innovations in Five-Edged Parting and Grooving Inserts
Here's an alternative to the standard circlip-type grooving system, offering five cutting edges with fast indexing from either side.

Published: 11/18/2013

Turbocharge Swiss-Type Turning with Accessories
Adding accessories to the already capable Swiss-type turning center is a cost effective method of increasing production efficiency.

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: 12/21/2012

Cost Efficiency with Hard Part Turning
Either as an alternative or complement to grinding, hard part turning offers a number of advantages that have become even more evident with further developments in insert concepts.

Published: 8/20/2012

Thread Whirling Basics
The rapidly increasing demand for high-value threaded parts with exceptionally high length-to-diameter ratios has created a lot of interest in thread whirling technology among American shops and manufacturers.

Published: 9/26/2011

Tooling up for Micromachining
Choosing the right tools and matching them to the correct operations and process techniques for micromachining applications is critical to success in this burgeoning market.

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.