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Published: 7/30/2019

Modulated CNC Turning: How a Reversal in the Tool Path Can Deliver Greater Cutting Speed
UNCC researchers introduce modulation into the tool path. Chip breaking was the goal, but higher metal removal rate is an intriguing secondary effect.

Published: 5/29/2019

7 Tips for Programming Ceramic Cutting Tools
Ceramic tools require different thinking and a willingness to tweak tool paths developed with carbide in mind.

Published: 12/4/2019

How AM Is Advancing into Cutting Tools: Photos from EMO
The design freedom of additive manufacturing delivers increased performance to cutting tools. At the world’s leading exposition for machine tools, I saw various examples of this.

Published: 11/27/2019

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. 

Published: 11/26/2019

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 drilli...

Published: 11/25/2019

Optimizing Machine Tool Investment Through Cooperation
Manufacturers that purchase the right machines and cutting tools from the start save valuable time and maximize return on investment.

Published: 11/8/2019

Medical Screw Solution Includes More than Cutting Tools
With companies producing so many medical screws, every second saved counts. A turnkey program can help manufacturers machine these parts as efficiently as possible.

Published: 11/6/2019

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. 

Published: 6/19/2013

Tips for Improved Holemaking
A few drill types dominate holemaking, a machining process made up of sub-areas that are evolving along with changing drill capabilities.

Published: 10/24/2019

A New Spin on CNC Machining Face Grooves
Here is an alternative to standard end milling — an operation performed on a CNC milling machine to produce circular grooves in the part face. This new single-point trepanning tooling strategy can produce both symmetrical and as...