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Published: 6/1/2017

A New Turning Process Enables Cutting “In Reverse”
A methodology for cutting in both directions on a CNC lathe promises to make turning a much more productive operation in certain applications. New types of inserts driven by new CAM tool paths are key enablers of this development, but implementing t...

Published: 5/1/2017

Coolant’s Impact on Face Milling Aluminum
Testing shows that understanding the interplay among cutting speed, tool wear and cutting power can lead to more informed evaluation of metalworking fluids and more predictable machining.

Published: 4/13/2017

Round Versus Indexable Tools: From the History to the Latest Developments
Time has allowed great improvements to the durability and performance of cutting tools. The materials used have impacted round and indexable tools in different ways.

Published: 3/1/2017

Economies of Usable Cutting Tool Edges
Recent introductions from a major cutting tool maker illustrate the engineering and application of tools designed to deliver an increased number of useful edges.

Published: 1/19/2017

Hitting the Coolant Sweet Spot
Toolholders with integrated cutting fluid delivery channels offer threaded, fixed-position nozzles that direct parallel streams of coolant to pre-defined positions at the top of the cutting tool.

Published: 1/19/2017

Safe Tooling for Heavy Machining
Heavy machining puts stress on the tool holder. This system helps eliminate tool pullout.

Published: 10/13/2016

Three of My Favorite and Most Shared Ideas to Get the Most from Drills in Your Shop
Keep the drill short; get the feed rate right; and replace the drill on schedule before it dulls.

Published: 9/1/2016

Optimized Machining out of the Box
Four tooling-related companies partner to supply dynamically stable milling for improved productivity on existing machine tools. Users do not have to measure the dynamics of their machines. Instead, tooling tailored to the machine arrives as a compl...

Published: 7/1/2016

Lights Off, Profit On
Various tooling considerations contribute to profitable lights-out machining.

Published: 6/20/2016

Thinking Beyond the Tool Catalog Helps Everyone Succeed
In an era when many are doing more with less, both cutting tool suppliers and the manufacturers they serve have plenty to gain from deeper collaboration.