CUTTING TOOLS

NEWS

Seco Names New Manager of Engineering Services

Mr. Martin initially joined Seco as a technical specialist, focusing on outside sales, before earning promotion to Seco Technical Education Program (STEP) technician in 2011.

Holemaking

Drill Designed for Versatility at an Economical Price Point

The DA110 Perform drill from Walter USA can be used universally and cost-effectively for a range of materials, the company says.

Turning Tools

Video: PVD vs. CVD—How to Choose the Right Tool Coating

Machining footage of different coatings in both roughing and finishing passes reveals how choosing the right coating can have a dramatic effect on the performance of the process.

Cutting Tools

Brazed Ceramic End Mills Rough Nickel-Based HRSAs

Sandvik Coromant is releasing two series of ceramic end mills for optimal performance in nickel-based alloys: The CoroMill 316 and the CoroMill Plura.

Holemaking

Boring Tool Kits Accommodate Various Spindle Tapers

Allied Machine & Engineering has added three Criterion boring kits to its lineup: a kit for 1.00" cylindrical shanks, another for R8 shanks and a third kit for #4 Morse taper shanks. 

EDM

EDM Drill's Revised Design Increases Machining Speed

Makino’s EDBV3 is an EDM drilling machine designed to produce cooling film holes in blade and vane turbine engine component details.

Cutting Tools

Helical Cutter Delivers High Metal Removal Rates, Low Cutting Forces

Kennametal’s Harvi Ultra 8X helical milling cutter was designed to meet high metal removal needs in aerospace machining as well as to provide machinists with a tool that can withstand higher cutting speeds but generate lower machining forces.

Turning Tools

Video: What Can Force Analysis Tell You About Your Machining Process?

See cuts and force profiles corresponding to tool failure, built-up edge and a tool that is too positive for the setup.

Cutting Tools

Modular Helical Cutter Promotes Process Reliability in Unstable Conditions

The M4258 modular helical milling cutter from Walter USA promotes cost efficiency and process reliability in slot milling and can be used for ramping, pocket milling, shoulder milling and circular interpolation.

Turning Tools

Hard-Turning Grades Excel in Automotive Transmission Applications

Sandvik Coromant’s CB7125 and CB7135 grades are said to enable the performance of medium-to-heavy interrupted cuts and removal of the hardened layer (depth of cut up to 2 mm) in case- and induction-hardened steel components.