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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.

Published: 12/14/2010

Let the Tool Path Help the Tool
A cutting tool supplier works in CAM software to create processes that extend tool life and improve performance.

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: 8/19/2009

Wipe Away Rough Surfaces
Not only do wiper inserts accomplish smooth surfaces—and if the material allows, they will eliminate a grinding operation—but these additional radii are also designed to double the feed rates of roughing and semi-finishing operations while achieving...

Published: 6/2/2009

See The Tool's Value Instead Of Its Cost
This company is embracing high-performance tooling on its turning centers. The "sticker shock" is no reason not to do this. In one case, though, the shop found a way to limit the cost of the tool and increase productivity at the same time.

Published: 3/4/2009

Double-Sided Turning Inserts
The Utilis Multidec 3000 series double-sided turning inserts are said to provide long life and repeatability to 0. 0004" for cutoff, front and back turn, groove and turn and threading work. The holder features a recessed pocket for precise locating...

Published: 3/4/2009

Thread Mills, Single Point and Port Tools, and More
The company offers hundreds of new tools among its thread mill, specialty end mill, boring bar, threading tool, grooving tool and port tool product lines. Tools include corner rounding end mills with three flutes, double ended; solid carbide engrav...

Published: 3/4/2009

High-Speed Spindles For Swiss Turning
The company has added a 20-mm and 22-mm-diameter model to its Micro line of high-speed spindles for Swiss turning. Right-hand spindles are also available. These spindles eliminate secondary operations for Swiss-type lathes.

Published: 12/19/2008

10 Considerations When Using Grooving Tools
The dynamics of chip formation and evacuation make grooving in turning operations unique in almost every way. Innovative insert designs and coatings can improve your grooving operation, but to be completely successful, there are some other things yo...

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