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.
Polygon turning provides the capability to manufacture both flat surfaces and radii.
Either as an alternative or complement to grinding, hard part turning offers a number of advantages that have become even more evident with further developments in insert concepts.
Few materials have had a greater impact on our economy and industrialized culture than cemented tungsten carbide.
Most sources indicate that manufacturing in the U.S. is on a very strong path right now.
The rapidly increasing demand for high-value threaded parts with exceptionally high length-to-diameter ratios has created a lot of interest in thread whirling technology among American shops and manufacturers.