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Published: 7/3/2013

Tooling Tips for Exotics
While exotic materials typically provide improved wear characteristics and better service life in the final product, they can present particular challenges during machining.

Published: 6/24/2013

Exchangeable-Tip Drills Explained
These tools occupy a middle ground between the precision of solid carbide and the flexibility of indexable inserts.

Published: 4/22/2013

Comparing Apples to Apples
Consistency is key to properly evaluating the effect of any process change.

Published: 3/25/2013

Watch for Opportunities to Test Tools
I often advocate evaluating new cutting tools, but finding the time and resources to do this testing is not easy.

Published: 3/4/2013

Tool Alliance Launches New Website for Tungsten ToolWorks
Tool Alliance launched an and improved version of the Tungsten ToolWorks website, where users can customize their own solid carbide cutting tool and receive a quote in less than 1 minute.Registration on the site is free and you create an endles...

Published: 2/11/2013

Online Knowledge Hub Optimizes Hole Making
Drilling Knowledge Hub is a website dedicated to optimizing drilling process and customizing results to users' needs.

Published: 2/6/2013

Replacing Broaching with Milling
Trochoidal milling is a toolpath technique generally applied to increase tool life or material removal rate in hard metals. Manufacturing solutions provider Iruba also relies on this approach to make a shaped milling tool effective.

Published: 1/11/2013

Innocent Until Proven Guilty
When something goes wrong with a machining process, it can be easy to misplace blame.

Published: 11/19/2012

A Guide to Insert Coating Processes and Materials
Few materials have had a greater impact on our economy and industrialized culture than cemented tungsten carbide.

Published: 8/24/2012

Thread Milling Explained
Watch this short video from Sandvik Coromant to learn about the advantages of thread milling.