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Published: 7/20/2018

The Fundamentals of Chip Control
Having strategies in place for managing chips is an important part of protecting the production process, from tool life to product quality.

Published: 11/17/2017

Tips for Screw Making on Swiss-Type Machines
Here’s a three-part video series focused on screw making to help explain the benefits of thread whirling, back turning and broaching while taking into consideration CAM programming, tooling and machine specifications.

Published: 7/13/2017

Data-Driven Manufacturing Brings Efficiency to the Shop Floor
Developments in data-driven manufacturing, or digitization of the shop floor, are going far beyond merely knowing whether or not machines are in cycle.

Published: 6/1/2017

A New Turning Process Enables Cutting “In Reverse”
A methodology for cutting in both directions on a CNC lathe promises to make turning a much more productive operation in certain applications. New types of inserts driven by new CAM tool paths are key enablers of this development, but implementing t...

Published: 1/19/2017

Hitting the Coolant Sweet Spot
Toolholders with integrated cutting fluid delivery channels offer threaded, fixed-position nozzles that direct parallel streams of coolant to pre-defined positions at the top of the cutting tool.

Published: 3/16/2016

Artistry with Skive Tools
Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “All limitations are self-imposed.” This statement often holds true as machinists apply their creativity in skiving applications.

Published: 10/20/2015

Re-Turning Adds Life to Train Wheels
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Published: 7/24/2015

Breaking Chips and Controlling Burrs when Machining Automotive Transmission Components
Chip control is the bane of every shop’s existence and knowing how to consistently break chips and control burrs in ductile steels like SAE 1018, 1020, and 8620 is the holy grail of the tooling industry. When a shop experiences chip control is...

Published: 7/16/2015

A Formula for Cutting Tool Success
The hardness and toughness of a tool are generally counteractive forces, and finding the right mix can be a challenge. Wouldn’t it be nice to have both?

Published: 12/30/2014

ISO 13399—A Key Step Toward Data-Driven Manufacturing
Decisions about the cutting tools used in machining operations are arguably among the most important in modern manufacturing.