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Published: 7/24/2015

Tips on Breaking Chips When Turning Transmission Parts
Components for automotive transmissions are typically made of ductile steels such as SAE 1018, 1020 and 8620. Turning these parts is often plagued by problems with long, stringy chips. This article from Sandvik Coromant addresses the complex variabl...

Published: 7/17/2015

A Really, Really Big Boring Bar
The developers are calling it the world’s largest anti-vibration boring bar—one that is capable of machining a bore 12 inches in diameter and as long as 165 inches. Sandvik Coromant designed and manufactured this boring bar in cooperation with lathe...

Published: 6/29/2015

News from Horn’s Technology Days
Every two years, cutting tool and carbide specialist Horn invites customers, distributors, suppliers and the industrial press to Tübingen, Germany for its Technology Days event. This year, the highlights include news of expanded production space, pl...

Published: 10/20/2014

Centerline Issues for Turning Inserts
Tooling experts Mike Fagan and David Grant suspect that many programmers and machinists could use a refresher on the importance and effects of insert alignment in turning operations. This short, amply-illustrated paper is their effort to clear up so...

Published: 8/19/2014

Extreme Part-Off Demos at IMTS 2014
The strength of part-off tools is shown in demos whereby they part off a railroad rail and sledge hammer head. Talk about significant interrupted cuts…

Published: 6/27/2014

In the Groove for 50 Years
It’s an American success story. In 1964, William and Hazel Kaiser founded a company to produce and market Thinbit, an innovative line of grooving tools. At first, the business operated out of the couple’s attic and garage. Fifty years later, the Kai...

Published: 2/5/2014

VIDEO: Polygonal Turning
Here are links to two video samples of a cool process for turned parts that has the potential for considerable time and part cost reductions, versus milling operations, when producing radii.

Published: 10/25/2013

A New Formula for Metal Removal Rates in Turning
An expert on cutting tool theory and practice is proposing a new formula for calculating the metal removal rates in turning operations. This formula factors in the diameter of the workpiece to yield more accurate results and lead to better decisions...

Published: 9/4/2013

65 Years in Business
To commemorate its 65th anniversary, Kaiser has opened a second building, co-located with its newly expanded headquarters.