CUTTING TOOLS

Turning Tools

PCBN Inserts from Kennametal Make Hard Turning More Cost-Effective

Kennametal’s KBH10B and KBH20B grades, designed for hard turning, are available in double-sided inserts for materials as hard as 65 HRC. 

Milling Tools

Tool Setting Fixture Boosts Process Security for High-Volume Shop

Along with switching to a different milling tool to improve surface finishes on aluminum parts, Alupress also employed Mapal's Uniset-P setting fixture to make the process reliable and efficient. 
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Holemaking

Drilling and Chamfering Tool Solves Machine Shop's Vexing Problem

An oil & gas part with a lot of holes required that Utex use two different tools to ensure burr-free inner and outer diameters. With Heule’s Vex-S tool, the shop realized time savings per cycle of an entire minute by performing drilling and chamfering in a single step.
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Holemaking

Horn's Supermini Gets an Insert Geometry for Drilling, Boring, Face Turning and Skimming

Designed for the Supermini tool system, Horn’s HP geometry is suitable for drilling, boring, face turning and skimming.

Cutting Tools

Walter's M4791 Routing Cutter Can Be Used on Lathes and Machining Centers

Walter USA has expanded its M4000 milling cutter line with the M4791, a routing cutter capable of plunging in solid material and producing a true flat bottom.

Holemaking

Improving Peck Drilling Canned Cycles

Most CNCs don’t have a canned cycle for machining deep holes into malleable materials. Here’s what you do.
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Milling Tools

Sunnen's DirectDex Deep-Hole Drilling System for Heat-Resistant Superalloys

Sunnen Products Co.’s DirectDex series of drill heads, inserts and pads are said to be directly interchangeable with Sandvik deep-hole drilling tools.

Milling Tools

Sandvik Coromant Introduces New Insert Geometries for Grooving

Sandvik Coromant has added the -M30 and -L50 insert geometry options for its CoroMill 331 milling cutter.

CNC & Machine Controls

Metalworking News of Note: November 2019

Orderfox.com adds an RFQ service for its users, Sandvik Coromant begins construction on new tech center in North Carolina, and other news from the metalworking industry. 

NEWS

Sandvik Coromant to Build Tech Center in Mebane, North Carolina

The location is central to the company’s aerospace and automotive customers as well as three large research universities.