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Published: 12/19/2008

10 Considerations When Using Grooving Tools
The dynamics of chip formation and evacuation make grooving in turning operations unique in almost every way. Innovative insert designs and coatings can improve your grooving operation, but to be completely successful, there are some other things yo...

Published: 12/18/2008

Multitasking Tools Cut More Than Grooves
Once, grooving tools were only thought of for making grooves or cutting off the part. Improved designs, materials and coatings make them perfect sense as all-purpose tools under the right conditions.

Published: 12/10/2008

Lathe Toolholder Allows Quick Insert Changes
This lathe toolholder allows insert changes in a matter of seconds with the push of a button. Its cam-actuated lever provides a uniform insert clamping pressure of 8,000 psi.

Published: 11/24/2008

Best Of Both Worlds
The proven advantages of wiper technology for indexible insert cutting tools continue to evolve. This article looks at some of them.

Published: 9/19/2008

Hard Turn Without Leaving Feed Marks
Hard turning can reduce, and in some cases eliminate, finish grinding operations. Because it is a single-point turning process, however, it will produce feed marks on a part’s surface no matter how much the feed rate is reduced. This may be tole...

Published: 8/22/2008

Spinning Turning Tool Offers Alternative To Single-Point Cutters
CAM developer DP Technology recently performed a successful test cut of a new cutting tool for turning applications that is designed to reduce vibration and heat buildup. The company's CAM software package, Esprit, now contains an add-on for pro...

Published: 8/20/2008

From Virtual To Reality
 This article tells how a shop used infomation available on the Web to solve a tough production problem on its shop floor.

Published: 8/16/2008

The New Rules of Cutting Tools -- Introduction
(Advertorial) Cutting tool technology is evolving rapidly to respond to changing demands and more challenging workpiece materials. Shops today need to look at cutting tools differently. They need to look at cutting tool suppliers differently as well...

Published: 8/15/2008

The New Rules of Cutting Tools -- Rule #1: Do More With Your Machine
 (Advertorial) The tooling has the potential to transform the process.

Published: 8/13/2008

The New Rules of Cutting Tools - Rule #3: Diamond Shouldn't Be Rare
(Advertorial) Consider PCD or CBN wherever capacity is tight.