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Published: 3/25/2013

Watch for Opportunities to Test Tools
I often advocate evaluating new cutting tools, but finding the time and resources to do this testing is not easy.

Published: 2/6/2013

Replacing Broaching with Milling
Trochoidal milling is a toolpath technique generally applied to increase tool life or material removal rate in hard metals. Manufacturing solutions provider Iruba also relies on this approach to make a shaped milling tool effective.

Published: 8/24/2012

Thread Milling Explained
Watch this short video from Sandvik Coromant to learn about the advantages of thread milling.

Published: 4/4/2012

What Your Handbook Isn’t Telling You
Tony Schmitz, professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, gives a presentation on machine tool dynamics. Learn the role that this concept plays in realizing your optimal machining center performance.

Published: 8/12/2011

Milling HRSAs: The Checklist
When milling super alloys, there are certain process requirements that must be observed.

Published: 7/19/2011

Doing More with a Live-Tool Lathe
A tool design improved the milling capability of a CNC turning center.

Published: 5/26/2011

Nesting Creates a Milling Challenge
This job shop uses remaining steel stock to hold a mated pair of aircraft parts.

Published: 4/20/2011

Where More Flutes Make Sense
A tool with many flutes can be effective for achieving a productive metal removal rate in titanium, where speed and chip load are constrained.