Tooling & Workholding
A rigid machine and hard cutting edge are the beginning. Other considerations relate to system rigidity and keeping the cutting force steady.
Form tools are traditionally associated with non-CNC machines, but in certain applications they make sense on modern machines as well.
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.
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By incorporating advanced tooling from Seco Tools, Thern Inc. was able to increase its machine tool capacity and reduce cutting costs.
Adding accessories to the already capable Swiss-type turning center is a cost effective method of increasing production efficiency.
Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc.’s BN7000 turning system for the machining of cast iron possesses CBN particles that are densely sintered for the maximum CBN content possible, resulting in high wear and breakage resistance.
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 about productivity.
Modern Machine Shop
Tungaloy offers the EcoTurn series of small-sized, economical turning inserts said to limit resource consumption during insert production while providing ecological benefits.