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Published: 7/16/2014

When to Consider Customized Cutting Tools
What is the real cost of choosing standard or customized tooling if time is money and efficiency translates into profits? It’s a question many shops face regularly.

Published: 6/16/2014

Presetters Make Way to Swiss-Type Machines
Manufacturing developments in presetters are now available to Swiss-type machines to ultimately increase their productivity and quality control.

Published: 5/23/2014

Five Process Security Tips When Parting Off
Here are five rules of thumb from Scott Lewis, a product and application specialist at Sandvik Coromant, to optimize the parting off process, and as a result, maximize tool and insert life. 

Published: 4/28/2014

Eliminating Tool Pullout in Titanium Milling
Toolholder employs a secondary locking system to counter the high axial cutting forces encountered during the development of a tool for high-metal-removal-rate milling of titanium.

Published: 4/28/2014

Presetting Becomes Prevalent
Next Intent implemented presetting and shrink-fit toolholding when it bought a five-axis machining center, but it has since seen these resources deliver value to machining centers throughout the shop.

Published: 2/21/2014

Managing the Micro-Milling Process with Tiny Cutters
The engineering of this line of small end mills brings out both the challenges and opportunities in milling hard-to-machine materials on a micro scale.

Published: 2/20/2014

Setting the Stage for Sizeable Composites Work
By adding a five-axis waterjet/milling machine, its biggest autoclave and a more expansive lay-up room, Royal Engineered Composites is positioning itself to win larger-scale aerospace work it sees on the horizon.

Published: 12/20/2013

Thread Milling for Oil and Gas Parts
Emuge Corp. offers new options that make thread milling a more capable, predictable and economical operation for companies machining today’s parts for oil, gas and petrochemical applications.

Published: 12/16/2013

Innovations in Five-Edged Parting and Grooving Inserts
Here's an alternative to the standard circlip-type grooving system, offering five cutting edges with fast indexing from either side.

Published: 12/13/2013

10 Tips for Titanium
Simple process considerations can increase your productivity in milling titanium alloys.