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Published: 7/17/2013

Tool Management Drives Process Standardization
From incoming order to final delivery, this aerospace component manufacturer strives to eliminate process variables. Airtight control of cutting tool inventory is critical to that effort.

Published: 6/26/2013

Use the Machine Tool to Machine Tools
This shop has developed various time-saving tool components by creating them internally, including one tooling solution now being used by other shops as well.

Published: 6/19/2013

Cryogenic Treatment Effective, Yet Mysterious
Although it’s not scientifically proven, the process is effective and relatively simple.

Published: 6/19/2013

Tips for Improved Holemaking
A few drill types dominate holemaking, a machining process made up of sub-areas that are evolving along with changing drill capabilities.

Published: 6/17/2013

Craftsman's Cribsheet: Drilling Problem Checklist
Problems with drills and hole-making are getting even more frequent as more jobs are being run in non-free-machining steels.

Published: 6/11/2013

The Case for Exchangeable-Tip Drills
These tools fill a middle ground between the precision of solid carbide and the flexibility of indexable inserts.

Published: 4/25/2013

Seamless Connectivity for Tool Presetter Data
MTConnect benefits Parlec both as a manufacturer and as a technology supplier.

Published: 4/19/2013

Making Micro Threads
Production of micro threads can be challenging, but using the most suitable tools for a given application can simplify the task.

Published: 1/17/2013

The Big Step Up
A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop&rsquo...

Published: 1/16/2013

Grooving Tools as Fine as a Strand of Hair
Imagine being able to cut grooves to the thickness of a human hair (0.0019 inch). It’s hard to picture, but when you see for yourself micro-medical devices, dental implants and micro-electronic components that feature micro grooves, you realize that...