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Published: 11/22/2013

The Challenges of Machining Glass-Filled Plastics
Plastics reinforced with glass present more machining variables to manage than conventional metals. This shop has developed a process to overcome those challenges and has become more adroit at short-run work along the way.

Published: 11/18/2013

Turbocharge Swiss-Type Turning with Accessories
Adding accessories to the already capable Swiss-type turning center is a cost effective method of increasing production efficiency.

Published: 11/18/2013

Small Mill Cuts Tough Materials
Tech Brief

Published: 10/16/2013

Solid PCD Drill Tip Cleaves Composites
A solid PCD tip and a third flute provide improved edge sharpness, thermal conductivity and stability compared to PCD vein or dual-brazed tip designs.

Published: 9/23/2013

Crystallizing a New Approach to Today’s Turning Needs
A recently developed insert grade turns concepts for production turning operations on their heads. Shops cutting steel workpieces in high volumes may have to realign their thinking accordingly.

Published: 9/17/2013

Anatomy of a High-Feed Insert
An examination of Horn’s recently expanded DAH series sheds light on the design features that make high-feed milling inserts effective. These particular tools also offer their own advantages.

Published: 8/19/2013

Making Cutting Tools in New Ways
Horn began operations in 1969 with a focus on grooving tools. Today, it is represented in more than 70 countries and has expanded its tooling business to threading, interpolated milling, axial grooving, drilling, reaming and broaching.

Published: 8/15/2013

Average Chip Thickness Dictates Milling Performance
Attaining the correct average chip thickness for a particular insert should be a chief goal in any milling application. Here's an explanation of what that term means and why it's important.

Published: 7/18/2013

In-House Tool Grinding: the “Indirect” Machine Tool Investment
Though CNC tool grinders are used primarily by cutting tool manufacturers and regrinding services, several factors have made these machines increasingly attractive for in-house tool grinding by production facilities.

Published: 7/17/2013

Thread Whirling in the Medical Field
After working in this industry for even a short time, you are in tune with all the things around you that have been created on a metalworking machine tool and realize how extensive the list is.