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Published: 9/17/2019

Setup Options for Swiss Automatic Lathes
A hydraulic chuck and a counter-balanced centering tool, originally developed as in-house solutions, are now available to address the limited working space that is common in Swiss machining.

Published: 4/25/2011

3 Threading Options for Holemaking
Thorough analysis before selecting and committing to tooling will produce quality holemaking in the most efficient and cost-effective way. Here's a look at three ways to cut threads.

Published: 9/1/2019

Is Robotic Automation the Key to Drawing (and Keeping) New Employees?
Robotic automation is transforming a job that was perhaps a machine operator’s least-favorite work assignment into one that is not a heavy lift.  

Published: 8/27/2019

Interrupted Turning Operation Cuts Cost With 10-Sided Insert
Using a robust 10-sided insert from Tungaloy, this oil-industry remanufacturer was able to reduce the number of inserts used in interrupted turning operations.

Published: 8/20/2019

A New Approach to Turning
In a world-first live demonstration, Ceratizit showed its High-Dynamic Turning process during the company’s Open Days 2019 in Austria. The technique uses a turn-mill center’s milling spindle to perform the turning process.

Published: 8/17/2019

Tooling System Reduces Setup Time So Shop Stays Competitive
Turret adapted clamping units and quick-change tooling systems have helped a company use its new turning centers more effectively, so it can win new business in a competitive environment.

Published: 8/12/2019

A Custom Tool Data Station Eliminates Machinists' Guesswork
An otherwise well-experienced team of machinists at Fab3R was nevertheless guessing when it came to insert choice and feeds and speeds. A custom cutting tool data station now provides instant retrieval of relevant tool data in one screen within arm&...

Published: 7/30/2019

Tool Improves Efficiency in Cutting 4140 Steel
Switching from a cutting tool insert that produced 24 parts per cutting edge to one that produces 40 parts per cutting edge saved a shop time and money. 

Published: 7/30/2019

Modulated CNC Turning: How a Reversal in the Tool Path Can Deliver Greater Cutting Speed
UNCC researchers introduce modulation into the tool path. Chip breaking was the goal, but higher metal removal rate is an intriguing secondary effect.

Published: 7/25/2019

Extensive Tooling Offering Supports Precision Shop’s Success
Zahn GmbH relies on Arno-Werkzeuge for helping the company produce high precision parts using Arno’s customized cutting tools and optimizing its enterprise resource planning system (ERP).