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Cutting Tools

Greenleaf Boosts OCCO's Cutter and Insert Productivity

Edited by Evan Doran

Greenleaf Corp.’s proprietary insert, cutter and machine adjustments helped OCCO reduce crankshaft machining costs to, in some cases, a quarter of the original cost.
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Aerospace

VELO3D Announces Sapphire Gen 2 and Sapphire XC Printers

VELO3D is releasing the Sapphire XC, a large-format printer based upon its Sapphire 3D printing architecture, starting in Q4 2021.

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Autodesk Fusion 360 adds PowerMill Technology and More

Autodesk’s Fusion 360 receives a major functionality upgrade with the addition of PowerMill, PowerShape and PowerInspect technology – offering more technology and better value.

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Additive Manufacturing for Production

3D printing may have started out as a rapid prototyping technique, but the machines and materials have matured to the point that production is not only viable, but desirable. Learn the basics of additive manufacturing for production applications.

Trends in Automotive

What's Next for the Automotive Industry? The Editors of AutoBeat explore the industry's transition to one where automotive manufacturing is safer, simpler, more regulated … and possibly reshored.

The Parts Cleaning Series

ON DEMAND: Learn how to use the latest technology and stay within environmental limitations with this 6-part webinar series.

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.

Cutting Tools

Seco Tools' Turbo 16 Achieves Long-Lasting Tool Life

Seco Tools is expanding its Turbo Line with Turbo 16 cutting inserts, which feature tool longevity and material removal rate boosts.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

IMCO ToolBot Resource Individually Tailors Feeds and Speeds

IMCO’s free, online ToolBot resource uses simple parameters to optimize users’ carbide end mill feeds and speeds.

NEWS

DP Technology and Alma Develop Robot Additive DED Solution

DP Technology and Alma have partnered to create a complete programming solution for robot additive direct energy deposition.

NEWS

PMTS Moves to August 2021

Moving the show to the second half of 2021 should enable a more normalized, safe environment and lead to a very successful PMTS 2021 for both attendees and exhibitors.
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HMCs

Niigata Engineers HN80E-5X for Maximum Rigidity

Niigata’s HN80E-5X Five-Axis Horizontal Machining Center features a heavy-duty construction that improves rigidity and part accuracy.

Workholding

Northfield Precision Instrument Releases Tubeless Air Chuck

With no air tube or hose, Northfield Precision Instrument Corporation’s Pressure-Lok air chucks can see use in more places than traditional air chucks.

Measurement

Marposs Minimicromar3 Grinding Gage Durable Against Coolants

Marposs’ Minimicromar3 provides precise measurement for small surfaces. It is also highly durable against coolant and abrasive substances.

VMCs

Palmgren Launches Deluxe Vertical Turret Milling Machine

Palmgren’s Deluxe Vertical Milling Machine includes several new standard features that enhances the machine’s usability.

Cutting Tools

Kennametal End Mill's Rippled Relief Improves Coolant Flow

Kennametal’s HARVI I TE four-flute ballnose end mill features a proprietary relief that improves coolant flow and milling versatility.

CAD/CAM

Siemens NX Update Adds Model Based Definition

Siemens’ NX Model Based Definition adds support for non-geometric data within CAD digital twins, adding to their accuracy and utility for the production process.

NEWS

Datanomix Expands Fusion Software in November Update

Datanomix’s November update for its Fusion software includes several new productivity features like quote calibration and job scheduling predictions.

Turning Tools

Cutting Tool Technology Aids Lights-Out Machining Applications

These features can help improve cutting tool stability, standardize cutting performance and extend tool life, enabling shops to confidently run unattended shifts.  

The Gardner Editors' Great Big 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Our hand-picked holiday gift guide for the Metalworkers, Machinists, Mold Makers, Processors, Welders, Finishers, Engineers and Makers in your life.

Turning Tools

Video: What Can Force Analysis Tell You About Your Machining Process?

See cuts and force profiles corresponding to tool failure, built-up edge and a tool that is too positive for the setup.

Toolholders

Q&A: Trends in Cutting Tool Application

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

Measurement

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.

Workholding

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.

NEWS

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.