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Published: 3/12/2014

When to Waterjet, When to Mill
A composite parts manufacturer in Nebraska recently installed a combined five-axis waterjet/milling machine to position itself to win large-scale aerospace work it sees on the horizon.

Published: 2/25/2014

Tool Vending Systems: Value Beyond Cost Control
Learn how can a tool vending system can also be a learning tool.

Published: 2/5/2014

VIDEO: Polygonal Turning
Here are links to two video samples of a cool process for turned parts that has the potential for considerable time and part cost reductions, versus milling operations, when producing radii.

Published: 1/10/2014

What’s Best for Boring Titanium?
In a joint research effort, Kaiser Precision Tooling and Blaser Swisslube searched for a combination of metalworking fluid and indexable insert that show the best results when boring titanium. The results underscore the importance of controlling vib...

Published: 1/7/2014

Alter the Axial Depth
In difficult-to-machine metals, when a pocket or similar deep feature is milled in successively deeper Z-axis levels, oxidation and chemical reaction can affect the tool at the upper surface level of each cut. The solution: Change the axial depth of...

Published: 12/5/2013

Quickly Give Live Tools Coolant-Through Capability
This retrofit system enables users to quickly and easily add through-tool coolant delivery on their live tooling.

Published: 10/25/2013

A New Formula for Metal Removal Rates in Turning
An expert on cutting tool theory and practice is proposing a new formula for calculating the metal removal rates in turning operations. This formula factors in the diameter of the workpiece to yield more accurate results and lead to better decisions...

Published: 9/4/2013

65 Years in Business
To commemorate its 65th anniversary, Kaiser has opened a second building, co-located with its newly expanded headquarters.

Published: 8/29/2013

Average Chip Thickness: What It Is and Why You Should Care
During milling applications, chips that are too thin might indicate inadequate heat dissipation that can cause premature insert wear. Too thick, and cutting forces might be high enough to break inserts outright. Cutting parameters should be set to a...

Published: 8/14/2013

Seco Inks Sponsorship Deal with Andretti Autosport
Metalcutting solutions provider Seco Tools recently signed on as a technical and supplier sponsor of the Izod IndyCar Series championship racing team Andretti Autosport.