Turning Tools

Q&A: Trends in Cutting Tool Application

Peter Zelinski

Cutting tool technology is advancing and shops’ needs are changing as well. A leading cutting tool supplier offers this view.


Hamar Laser's A-1700 Enables Wireless Roll Alignment

Hamar Laser Instruments has released its wireless A-1700 Roll-Leveling Kit, an electronic level which provides high-accuracy wireless data to Hamar’s R-1357-2.4ZB PDA Display.


Increasing Productivity in Drilling Holes in Steel

A new three-fluted drill designed for high production can improve the speed of drilling holes in steel by 50% while improving roundness and accuracy.

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Top Shops

The Gardner Business Intelligence and Modern Machine Shop Top Shops Program is both an honor for the shops chosen annually, and a benchmarking tool for all who participate. See how your business stacks up.

Trends in Parts Cleaning

The latest cleaning trends point toward environmentally friendly ways to clean effectively, involving the replacement of harmful chemical solvents within a cleaning process or switching to a mostly aqueous method.

Practical Approaches to Automation

Automation isn't just useful for large volumes of the same part. Today, it is increasingly being used in machine shops for high-mix, low-volume jobs.

Why Multitasking?

Machine tools that can perform turning, milling and other operations on one platform offer process efficiencies that more and more shops are leveraging to their advantage.


Mate Precision To Launch 52/96 Workholding Solutions in 2021

Mate Precision Technologies plans to launch a new line of 52/96 modular workholding technologies in January 2021 for three-, four- and five-axis machining centers.


voxeljet AG Strengthens Relationship with Automobile Client

voxeljet's success continues for its industrial VJET X 3D printers, fulfilling a follow-up order for three printers for a leading German car manufacturer.

Resolute Encoders Improve RF Antenna Accuracy, Resolution

Renishaw and Pacific Antenna Systems have teamed up, using Resolute encoders to provide robust, accurate and versatile RF antennas.


Glebar's Wheel Balancing System Cuts Balancing Time by 90%

Glebar Company’s Automatic Work Wheel Balancing System reduces the balancing time for grinding wheels and ensures higher-quality surface finishes.


Dillon's Full Chuck Line Meets Many Workholding Needs

Dillon Manufacturing offers a full line of chucks to meet manufacturers’ needs for a variety of workholding applications.


MachineWorks' Polygonica 3.0 Enhances Mesh Modeling

MachineWorks’ Polygonica 3.0 includes a plethora of upgrades to mesh fitting and creation, wrapping and curve creation.


VDW and VDMA Debut New OPC UA Interoperability Standards

The VDMA and VDW have developed OPC UA specifications for Machinery and Machine Tools. These open communication standards are free on the VDMA’s website.

Additive Manufacturing

What Is Directed Energy Deposition?

Analyzing directed energy deposition and powder-bed fusion provides a thorough understanding of the extra machining necessary for a “near net shape” versus a “net shape” manufacturing process.

EXAIR's FullStream Liquid Nozzle Simplifies Conic Spraying

EXAIR’s 3/8 NPT FullStream Liquid Nozzle provides up to 250 PSIG liquid pressure in a conic shape at up to 800°F.


BIG KAISER Introduces Sphinx's High-Performance Nirox Drill

BIG KAISER has introduced Sphinx’s Nirox high-performance drill, which specializes in use cases with low cutting speeds in unstable environments.

Shop Management Software

High QA's Inspection Manager 5.1 Update Streamlines Workflow

High QA’s Inspection manager 5.1 update brings a host of workflow upgrades to the software, including Manufacturing Key Sets and AQL-based sample planning.


Brass Machining Optimizations Save Job Shop Time and Money

With the help of TechSolve Inc., Nolte Precise Manufacturing Inc. optimized a brass part and saved $22,000 while opening up significant extra production time.


Doosan's Multi-Level RPS for its NHP Series Cuts Setup Time

Doosan Machine Tools has introduced a multi-level RPS for the NHP Series of horizontal machining centers, which cuts setup time and adds capacity.


Beckett Packaging Protective Tool Covers Fit Cutting Tools

Beckett Packaging’s new Protective Tool Cover series can stretch to fit a wide variety of imperial and metric tool sizes.

SUR/FIN Seeks Presenters for 2021 Finishing Conference

The NASF’s Technology Advisory Committee seeks speakers with finishing industry experience to give exclusive, informative, non-commercial presentations for SUR/FIN 2021.

API vProbe Sensor Offers Production Floor CMM Measurements

API has introduced their vProbe tactile measurement sensor designed for accurate measuring directly on the production floor.


Leading Companies Launch Manufacturing Cleaning Association

Gardner Business Media and other leaders in manufacturing have established the Manufacturing Cleaning Association to establish standards and spread knowledge.

GBI Metalworking Index Reports First Expansion Under COVID

The GBI: Metalworking has reported its first month of expansion since the COVID-19 pandemic began restricting economic activity in America.