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Published: 7/18/2013

In-House Tool Grinding: the “Indirect” Machine Tool Investment
Though CNC tool grinders are used primarily by cutting tool manufacturers and regrinding services, several factors have made these machines increasingly attractive for in-house tool grinding by production facilities.

Published: 7/17/2013

Thread Whirling in the Medical Field
After working in this industry for even a short time, you are in tune with all the things around you that have been created on a metalworking machine tool and realize how extensive the list is.

Published: 7/17/2013

Tool Management Drives Process Standardization
From incoming order to final delivery, this aerospace component manufacturer strives to eliminate process variables. Airtight control of cutting tool inventory is critical to that effort.

Published: 6/26/2013

Use the Machine Tool to Machine Tools
This shop has developed various time-saving tool components by creating them internally, including one tooling solution now being used by other shops as well.

Published: 6/19/2013

Cryogenic Treatment Effective, Yet Mysterious
Although it’s not scientifically proven, the process is effective and relatively simple.

Published: 6/17/2013

Craftsman's Cribsheet: Drilling Problem Checklist
Problems with drills and hole-making are getting even more frequent as more jobs are being run in non-free-machining steels.

Published: 6/11/2013

The Case for Exchangeable-Tip Drills
These tools fill a middle ground between the precision of solid carbide and the flexibility of indexable inserts.

Published: 4/25/2013

Seamless Connectivity for Tool Presetter Data
MTConnect benefits Parlec both as a manufacturer and as a technology supplier.

Published: 4/19/2013

Making Micro Threads
Production of micro threads can be challenging, but using the most suitable tools for a given application can simplify the task.

Published: 1/17/2013

The Big Step Up
A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop&rsquo...