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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.

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.