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Published: 7/7/2019

When a Swiss-Type Is a Lathe and a Five-Axis Mill
Swiss-type lathes with a swiveling B axis enable this shop to machine parts complete and unattended that it otherwise couldn’t using its five-axis machining centers. Here is some of what it learned adopting this new technology.

Published: 6/20/2019

Industry News of Note: June 2019
This month: Hexagon breaks ground in Detroit, Xometry lets users search and buy Mitsubishi cutting tools, Gosiger lays plans for 2019 exhibition, and other industry news. 

Published: 6/10/2019

5 Rules for Driving Deep-Hole Insert Drills
A cautious approach, modern thinking, offline presetting and attention to coolant and chips unlock the potential of the latest replaceable-tip drills for deep CNC hole-making applications.

Published: 5/29/2019

7 Tips for Programming Ceramic Cutting Tools
Ceramic tools require different thinking and a willingness to tweak tool paths developed with carbide in mind.

Published: 5/16/2019

Burr-Free Micro Thread Whirling
Threading is usually the last operation when machining components, which is why the process needs to be reliable and highly precise. DC Swiss has developed an internal thread whirler, which leaves micro threads burr-free, even in demanding, hard-to-...

Published: 5/13/2019

A Rolling Cutting Tool Boosts Turning Efficiency
Rollfeed turning adds a third axis to turning operations that moves simultaneously with the X and Z axes to “roll” the cutting tool with a special insert geometry across the surface of the part. The result is reduced machining ...

Published: 5/7/2019

What Robotics Means for the Cutting Tools Industry
Friend or foe? Helper or fiend? Here’s what robotics really mean for the cutting tools industry and which pitfalls to avoid.

Published: 3/27/2019

Boring Head Enables Sculpture Hardware to Be Machined on a Lathe
When small job shop Ansonia Manufacturing took on a tricky hardware component job for a “live” glass art sculpture, it realized a boring head would be needed to machine the part complete on its live-tool lathe.

Published: 3/18/2019

Cutting Tool Manufacturer Grows on Diversification, Automation
A new, heavily automated facility helps Tool-Flo supply new customers with grooving, threading and other indexable cutting tools.

Published: 3/11/2019

Video: Redesigned Milling Cutter Demonstrates Possibilities of Additive Manufacturing
Topology optimization, 3D printing and a material change for this milling cutter resulted in an 80 percent reduction in mass.