Tool Selection System Available
Walter USA offers its Walter Global Productivity System (Walter GPS), a web-based tool selection system. The system asks users a series of questions to help determine the most productive and economical tool, the company says. Data can be saved into the system and retrieved for future reference. Walter GPS is available at www.walter-tools.com/en-gb/tools/search_and_shop/pages/default.aspx.
Cutting holes by interpolating a face milling cutter may be a better process choice for many rough and even finish boring operations. Software improvements and better cutter designs allow expanding use of the versatile face mill for hole making.
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