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Published: 6/10/2019

5 Rules for Driving Deep-Hole Insert Drills
A cautious approach, modern thinking, offline presetting and attention to coolant and chips unlock the potential of the latest replaceable-tip drills for deep CNC hole-making applications.

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: 5/16/2019

Burr-Free Micro Thread Whirling
Threading is usually the last operation when machining components, which is why the process needs to be reliable and highly precise. DC Swiss has developed an internal thread whirler, which leaves micro threads burr-free, even in demanding, hard-to-...

Published: 5/13/2019

A Rolling Cutting Tool Boosts Turning Efficiency
Rollfeed turning adds a third axis to turning operations that moves simultaneously with the X and Z axes to “roll” the cutting tool with a special insert geometry across the surface of the part. The result is reduced machining ...

Published: 5/7/2019

What Robotics Means for the Cutting Tools Industry
Friend or foe? Helper or fiend? Here’s what robotics really mean for the cutting tools industry and which pitfalls to avoid.

Published: 3/27/2019

Boring Head Enables Sculpture Hardware to Be Machined on a Lathe
When small job shop Ansonia Manufacturing took on a tricky hardware component job for a “live” glass art sculpture, it realized a boring head would be needed to machine the part complete on its live-tool lathe.

Published: 3/18/2019

Cutting Tool Manufacturer Grows on Diversification, Automation
A new, heavily automated facility helps Tool-Flo supply new customers with grooving, threading and other indexable cutting tools.

Published: 3/11/2019

Video: Redesigned Milling Cutter Demonstrates Possibilities of Additive Manufacturing
Topology optimization, 3D printing and a material change for this milling cutter resulted in an 80 percent reduction in mass.

Published: 3/7/2019

Learn to Improve Production on Swiss-Types, Hybrids at PMTS
The PMTS 2019 schedule includes a Tech Talk about improving businesses by using the right tools on Swiss-type machines and a showfloor demo of a hybrid machine.

Published: 3/1/2019

2019 German Precision Tool Industry Outlook is Positive Amid Uncertainty
Despite geopolitical economic uncertainty, the German VDMA Precision Tools Association is projecting growth in precision tool consumption.