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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.With companies producing so many medical screws, every second saved counts. A turnkey...

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...

Published: 10/8/2019

News of Note: Machine Redesign, CAM Credentials and Solar Energy
Among the industry news of note in October 2019 is GF Machining Solutions’ rebranding of its machines, a cutting tool technology expo coming up in November and a huge solar panel installation on which Toyoda has broken ground. 

Published: 7/18/2016

Tools and Technologies for Deep Hole Drilling
Understanding the challenges and knowing how to select and apply the appropriate tools will help a shop profit from this difficult operation.