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Published: 12/14/2010

Let the Tool Path Help the Tool
A cutting tool supplier works in CAM software to create processes that extend tool life and improve performance.

Published: 9/29/2010

Tool Line Complements Titanium, Stainless Techniques
A notable trend over the past five years or so has been the evolution of techniques for machining hard, difficult-to-cut materials, particularly titanium and stainless steel.

Published: 9/24/2010

The Many Ways Ford Benefits from MQL
Clean machining using minimum quantity lubrication has allowed Ford’s Van Dyke transmission plant to become fundamentally more efficient and effective at manufacturing six-speed automatic transmissions.

Published: 9/20/2010

Industry’s First General Purpose, High Performance Tap
(Sponsored Content) MultiTAP from Emuge is the industry’s first high performance tap designed to cut a wide range of materials including carbon steel, steel alloys, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass, and bronze. MultiTAP is also un...

Published: 8/24/2010

Consider a Systems Approach to Tooling
How parts are processed is the key to reducing cycle times, especially when using Swiss-type and turn-mill machines.

Published: 8/12/2010

Software/Tooling Partnership Promises Easier HSM
High-efficiency parameters are calculated automatically—partly using a slider that lets the programmer set the level of aggressiveness.

Published: 8/3/2010

Composites Machining for the F-35
Lockheed Martin’s precision machining of composite skin sections for the F-35 provides part of the reason why this plane saves money for U.S. taxpayers. That machining makes the plane compelling in ways that have led other countries to take up...

Published: 4/29/2010

What's the Best Process for Machining a Precise Hole in Aluminum?
This small hole is actually large enough that any of three different processes might be used.

Published: 4/29/2010

Why Do Cutting Tool Charts Give Recommended Parameters in a Broad Range?
The answer has to do with the differences from cut to cut, as well as the differences that make some shops more capable than others.

Published: 3/11/2010

When Spindle Speed is a Constraint
Though it won’t replace high speed machining, Boeing sees “low speed machining” as a viable supplement to higher-rpm machines. Using new tools and techniques, a shop’s lower-rpm machining centers can realize much more of thei...