CUTTING TOOLS

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. 

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.

Turning Machines

Deep-Hole Drilling Automation Is More Than Part Load/Unload

Automation inside deep-hole drilling machines can be more valuable than part handling outside of them.

NEWS

Arch Cutting Tools Hires Arch Specials Business Development Coordinator

Charlie Novak Jr. previously spent seven years with Fives Landis – Citgo Diamond as a product manager.

Additive Manufacturing

How AM Is Advancing into Cutting Tools: Photos from EMO

The design freedom of additive manufacturing delivers increased performance to cutting tools. At the world’s leading exposition for machine tools, I saw various examples of this.

Cutting Tools

Dormer Pramet's SNGX11 Insert Enables High-Feed Milling in Steel

The double-sided SNGX11 insert from Dormer Pramet is capable of high-feed milling with a depth of cut ranging to 0.07".

Turning Tools

PCBN Inserts from Kennametal Make Hard Turning More Cost-Effective

Kennametal’s KBH10B and KBH20B grades, designed for hard turning, are available in double-sided inserts for materials as hard as 65 HRC. 

Cutting Tools

Tool Setting Fixture Boosts Process Security for High-Volume Shop

Along with switching to a different milling tool to improve surface finishes on aluminum parts, Alupress also employed Mapal's Uniset-P setting fixture to make the process reliable and efficient. 
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