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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.

Published: 9/17/2019

Setup Options for Swiss Automatic Lathes
A hydraulic chuck and a counter-balanced centering tool, originally developed as in-house solutions, are now available to address the limited working space that is common in Swiss machining.

Published: 4/25/2011

3 Threading Options for Holemaking
Thorough analysis before selecting and committing to tooling will produce quality holemaking in the most efficient and cost-effective way. Here's a look at three ways to cut threads.

Published: 8/27/2019

Interrupted Turning Operation Cuts Cost With 10-Sided Insert
Using a robust 10-sided insert from Tungaloy, this oil-industry remanufacturer was able to reduce the number of inserts used in interrupted turning operations.

Published: 8/20/2019

A New Approach to Turning
In a world-first live demonstration, Ceratizit showed its High-Dynamic Turning process during the company’s Open Days 2019 in Austria. The technique uses a turn-mill center’s milling spindle to perform the turning process.

Published: 8/17/2019

Tooling System Reduces Setup Time So Shop Stays Competitive
Turret adapted clamping units and quick-change tooling systems have helped a company use its new turning centers more effectively, so it can win new business in a competitive environment.

Published: 8/12/2019

A Custom Tool Data Station Eliminates Machinists' Guesswork
An otherwise well-experienced team of machinists at Fab3R was nevertheless guessing when it came to insert choice and feeds and speeds. A custom cutting tool data station now provides instant retrieval of relevant tool data in one screen within arm&...