Exploring the: Turning Tools Zone
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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.
From Virtual To Reality
This article tells how a shop used infomation available on the Web to solve a tough production problem on its shop floor.
Swiss-Type Machines: More Than Just A Lathe
CNC Swiss-Type machines have more capability built in than ever before. Many of these capabilites can be accessed using attachments that increase the throughput of the machine tool, improve the quality of the work coming off the machine and reduce o...
Turning The Long And Difficult
This shop has made large turning work its specialty. In proving to its customers that it can perform this difficult work, it has started to win more "standard" machining jobs.
Machining Under The Microscope
Sandia National Laboratories experiments with turning and milling tools just 10 and 20 microns in size.
Combining a rotating tool with rotating work produces a machining operation that is distinct from standard turning or milling.
Hard Turning Might Not Be As Hard As You Think
Turning hardened materials to grinding-like accuracies takes the right combination of part, machine and process parameters.
Choosing Advanced Tooling For Swiss Machining
The right tools for Swiss machines can boost throughput and improve the quality of finished parts. For example, switching from brazed carbide parting tools to more wear resistant coated carbide inserts with sharper edges reduced cycle time on an aut...
Coating Improvements For Steel Turning
Relationships between coatings and substrate materials are keys to the performance of cemented carbide inserts.
New Treatment Extends Tool Life
Heat is the major enemy of the cutting tool. Tool life is a measure of how long an individual edge can effectively hold up to the temperatures and pressures that are generated in the cutting zone.