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Published: 11/16/2017

Manufacturing News of Note: November 2017
Acquiring a cutting tool manufacturer, growing apprenticeships in the United States and other industry news.

Published: 10/27/2017

Part Cutoff Takes a New Direction
The capability and flexibility of the Y axis creates an opportunity for a new approach to parting-off operations. Learn how a specially designed parting blade has compelling advantages when this axis is used to separate a finished part fro...

Published: 10/26/2017

Changing Cutting Tools Solves Three Problems in Hard-Turning Application
By switching to a new boring bar, a contract shop that specializes in precision Swiss turning and machining reduced one part’s cycle time by more than seven minutes.

Published: 10/11/2017

What If You Don’t Have a Torque Wrench?
This device ensures that ER collets are torqued to the proper value using any type of wrench.

Published: 9/28/2017

What Should You Consider When Turning Micro Parts on a Lathe?
Various factors, including the machine, cutting tools and operator, must be taken into consideration to turn very small parts.

Published: 9/19/2017

Indexable Tools Bring Solid Job Shop Returns
An event in the heart of Europe sheds light on how the company behind Precision Twist Drill and other venerable solid-round-tool brands aims to break into the North American indexable-insert market.

Published: 9/1/2017

What Is Roller Burnishing?
This process enables fast and repeatable finishing of metal surfaces to mirror-like quality, but without removing any metal.

Published: 8/31/2017

Optimized Milling Strategy for Five-Axis Titanium Blisk Machining
A new finishing strategy using specially designed barrel cutters is said to reduce five-axis titanium blisk machining times by 50 percent.

Published: 8/4/2017

Cut Turning Cycle Time by Feeding in Both Directions
In conventional turning, you feed toward the chuck in the Z axis. With Sandvik’s new PrimeTurning process, however, you can feed in either direction in turning, facing and shoulder-cutting operations. (Sponsored Content) 

Published: 8/1/2017

Europe Meets USA
European Correspondent Barbara Schulz’s recent visit to U.S. shops revealed some of the technologies American manufacturers apply and the challenges they face as they work to become more globally competitive.