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Published: 3/27/2009

How Do You Maximize Tool Life In Aluminum?
Boeing experts say climb vs. conventional is not the key. They recently answered a question submitted through our Aerospace Machining Zone, saying the key to tool life is actually chatter control.

Published: 3/27/2009

What Is The Most Productive End Mill In Titanium?
Boeing experts recently responded to this question when it was submitted through our Aerospace Machining Zone

Published: 3/4/2009

Thread Mills, Single Point and Port Tools, and More
The company offers hundreds of new tools among its thread mill, specialty end mill, boring bar, threading tool, grooving tool and port tool product lines. Tools include corner rounding end mills with three flutes, double ended; solid carbide engrav...

Published: 2/4/2009

How To Machine Aircraft Titanium: The 8-To-1 Rule For Finishing Walls And Ribs
Part of a series of articles on more efficient machining of pockets in titanium parts, this article makes the case for a tool with many cutting edges, and describes how best to apply it.  

Published: 2/3/2009

How To Machine Aircraft Titanium: Getting The Metal Out
Part of a series of articles on machining pockets in titanium parts, this article describes various options for roughing the hard metal efficiently.  

Published: 2/2/2009

How To Machine Aircraft Titanium: Plunge And Sweep For Finishing Corners
Part of a series of articles on more efficient machining of pockets in titanium parts, this article describes an effective approach to finishing internal corners.  

Published: 2/1/2009

How To Machine Aircraft Titanium: Pricing The Process Instead Of The Tool
Part of a series of articles on more efficient machining of pockets in titanium parts, this article describes the importance of considering all of the costs that are affected by the choice of cutting tool.  

Published: 12/12/2008

Pigging Out: High Feed Machining Techniques For Small Cutters
     Small machining applications—those relying upon tool diameters smaller than 2. 0 mm—are continuing to grow based upon both consumer demand and developing machining technology. It’s apparent that the trend to produce ever-tinier electronic good...

Published: 9/23/2008

The Anatomy Of An End Mill For Aluminum
By using specialized cutter geometry and incorporating smooth finishes with tough coatings, Toolmex Corp., created an end mill well suited to cut aluminum aggressively. This tool called the "Mako" is part of the SharC line of specialized tools from ...

Published: 9/17/2008

Alternate Tool Material For Hogging Large Workpieces
Shops often use either carbide or high speed steel cutting tools for hogging out the large workpieces common to the aerospace and moldmaking industries. While both materials have their advantages and disadvantages, cutting tool manufacturer Precisio...