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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.
A new website aims to give shops with excess tooling a way to sell that tooling to other shops. Cutting tool suppliers are using the site for their own excess tools.
Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Iscar introduces three new chipformers for finishing medium and rough turning of steel: the F3P, M3P and R3P.
Utilization of technological advancements and recognition of unique differences between micro and standard tooling are necessary to succeed in the highly competitive micro manufacturing industry.
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 some of the misunderstanding.
Heat-resistant superalloys and titanium alloys are difficult to machine. This overview looks at machining demands and some recent developments that have elevated performance and process security in turning these materials.