Tooling & Workholding
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A drilling solution improves the production of a component that is critical for correcting spinal disorders. Meanwhile, an apprenticeship program ensures that improvements like this one can continue into the future.
East Texas Machine Works focuses on large-scale work. Here’s a video showing impressive boring operations on a marine component.
This footage shows the effect of a techology that speeds and simplifies center drilling by oscillating the drill through many pecks per second.
Titanium is often characterized as a “challenging workpiece material.” Certainly, machining this material is a challenge to milling machines, cutting tools and workholding accessories that are suitable for machining more common materials such as mild steel, cast iron or aluminum.
Because of the extreme forces involved in machining titanium and other hard metals, it is necessary to take precautions to avoid pullout—the tendency for a cutting tool such as an end mill to gradually loosen in its holder and possibly be twisted out entirely.
Lori Beckman (editor)
When a shop tries to outsource a part, but no vendors want to take on the job, it’s time for that shop to figure out how to machine the job on its own.
In production of precision metal parts such as automotive or aerospace components, grinding to precise tolerances is of utmost importance.
Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
The Cyclone CXD drill from M.A. Ford enables high-performance drilling in materials ranging from 4140 steel to titanium.