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Published: 8/28/2014

Ultrasonic-Assisted Machining with Standard Machines and Tools
A system to be marketed in 2015 will apply ultrasonic vibration from within the toolholder to reduce cutting force and improve the performance of the cut.

Published: 4/28/2014

Eliminating Tool Pullout in Titanium Milling
Toolholder employs a secondary locking system to counter the high axial cutting forces encountered during the development of a tool for high-metal-removal-rate milling of titanium.

Published: 2/21/2014

Managing the Micro-Milling Process with Tiny Cutters
The engineering of this line of small end mills brings out both the challenges and opportunities in milling hard-to-machine materials on a micro scale.

Published: 2/20/2014

Setting the Stage for Sizeable Composites Work
By adding a five-axis waterjet/milling machine, its biggest autoclave and a more expansive lay-up room, Royal Engineered Composites is positioning itself to win larger-scale aerospace work it sees on the horizon.

Published: 12/13/2013

10 Tips for Titanium
Simple process considerations can increase your productivity in milling titanium alloys.

Published: 11/22/2013

How One CNC Shop Effectively Machines Glass-Fiber-Filled Plastics
You know how to machine metals, but what about plastic machining? More specifically, glass-fiber-reinforced plastic? This machine shop has it figured out.

Published: 11/18/2013

Small Mill Cuts Tough Materials
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Published: 9/17/2013

Anatomy of a High-Feed Insert
An examination of Horn’s recently expanded DAH series sheds light on the design features that make high-feed milling inserts effective. These particular tools also offer their own advantages.

Published: 8/19/2013

Making Cutting Tools in New Ways
Horn began operations in 1969 with a focus on grooving tools. Today, it is represented in more than 70 countries and has expanded its tooling business to threading, interpolated milling, axial grooving, drilling, reaming and broaching.

Published: 8/15/2013

Average Chip Thickness Dictates Milling Performance
Attaining the correct average chip thickness for a particular insert should be a chief goal in any milling application. Here's an explanation of what that term means and why it's important.