CUTTING TOOLS

Cutting Tools

When a Swiss-Type Is a Lathe and a Five-Axis Mill

Swiss-type lathes with a swiveling B axis enable this shop to machine parts complete and unattended that it otherwise couldn’t using its five-axis machining centers. Here is some of what it learned adopting this new technology.

NEWS

Fullerton Tool Co. Acquires Carbro Corp.

Following the acquisition, Carbro Corp. will operate as Carbro LLC.

NEWS

GWS Tool Group Acquires Intrepid Tool Industries

Intrepid provides carbide, high speed steel (HSS) and polycrystalline diamond (PCD) cutting tools to the aerospace sector.

NEWS

Walter Acquires Melin Tool Co.

Michael Wochna will remain president of the Cleveland, Ohio, company.

Measurement

Shop Hands Over Gear Deburring to a Robot

Manual deburring of gears was an odious task for many of Katsa’s machinists, which in turn created a bottleneck that caused delays. The solution: a custom robotic deburring cell from Flexmill relying on Renishaw’s RMP60 probe. 
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Turning Tools

Walter USA Adds PCD Inserts to Its Cut GX Grooving Series

Walter USA has added polycristalline diamond (PCD) grooving inserts to its Walter Cut GX grooving system.

NEWS

Sumitomo Joins OMIC R&D

Sumitomo Electric Carbide becomes OMIC’s 30th member. 

Turning Machines

Modulated CNC Turning: How a Reversal in the Tool Path Can Deliver Greater Cutting Speed

UNCC researchers introduce modulation into the tool path. Chip breaking was the goal, but higher metal removal rate is an intriguing secondary effect.

Toolholders

Emuge Expands FPC Chuck Line with Slim Models

Emuge has expanded its line of FPC Milling/ Drilling Chucks products to include Slim Line models that are designed to enhance five-axis machining productivity and versatility.

CAD/CAM

7 Tips for Programming Ceramic Cutting Tools

Ceramic tools require different thinking and a willingness to tweak tool paths developed with carbide in mind.