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Published: 9/16/2015

The Potential for Wider Use of Ceramic Inserts
It’s possible that new phase-toughened ceramic insert technology could be used for more universal milling and turning applications.

Published: 8/3/2015

Video: Machining API Groove with “Spirograph” Tool Path
A system for turning oil-industry face grooves on a machining center uses an adjustable toolholder along with an NC code generator for creating the unusual path.

Published: 7/24/2015

Tips on Breaking Chips When Turning Transmission Parts
Components for automotive transmissions are typically made of ductile steels such as SAE 1018, 1020 and 8620. Turning these parts is often plagued by problems with long, stringy chips. This article from Sandvik Coromant addresses the complex variabl...

Published: 7/17/2015

A Really, Really Big Boring Bar
The developers are calling it the world’s largest anti-vibration boring bar—one that is capable of machining a bore 12 inches in diameter and as long as 165 inches. Sandvik Coromant designed and manufactured this boring bar in cooperation with lathe...

Published: 6/29/2015

News from Horn’s Technology Days
Every two years, cutting tool and carbide specialist Horn invites customers, distributors, suppliers and the industrial press to Tübingen, Germany for its Technology Days event. This year, the highlights include news of expanded production space, pl...

Published: 5/6/2015

IMC Group President Says Tool Value Comes from Productivity
Only cutting tool productivity can reduce other factors affecting part cost. Jacob Harpaz made this point at a recent Ingersoll Cuttings Tools event in Cleveland.

Published: 3/26/2015

Coming Soon: New Duratomic
On April 1, Seco launches an upgrade to its well-known workhorse coated cutting tool line.

Published: 11/12/2014

Two Applications for Entry-Level Presetters
Affordable presetters aren’t just for shops that are new to tool presetting.

Published: 10/21/2014

Video: Trial Cuts with Ultrasonic-Assisted Machining
Ultrasonic-assisted machining reduces friction in metal cutting to enable a standard tool to cut faster and more smoothly. Video shows comparison cuts of the same machine and tool with and without this new accessory.

Published: 10/20/2014

Tool Monitoring for Complex Machining
One of the biggest challenges to tool monitoring on a multitasking machine is coping with simultaneous cutting operations. Caron Engineering (Wells, Maine) designed a system to meet this challenge.