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Published: 12/16/2014

Second Chances for Surplus Tools
A new website aims to give shops with excess tooling a way to sell that tooling to other shops. Cutting tool suppliers are using the site for their own excess tools.

Published: 10/15/2014

Turning Exotic Materials
Heat-resistant superalloys and titanium alloys are difficult to machine. This overview looks at machining demands and some recent developments that have elevated performance and process security in turning these materials.

Published: 9/24/2014

Video Highlights Extreme Part-Off Demos
The strength of a tough part-off tool is shown in video showing it parting off a railroad rail and sledgehammer head. Talk about significant interrupted cuts…

Published: 8/14/2014

Productive Trade-Offs in Rough Turning
Maximizing productivity in rough turning operations requires a balance of trade-offs between the properties of the cutting tool substrate and the characteristics of its chipbreaker geometry.

Published: 7/16/2014

When to Consider Customized Cutting Tools
What is the real cost of choosing standard or customized tooling if time is money and efficiency translates into profits? It’s a question many shops face regularly.

Published: 5/23/2014

Five Process Security Tips When Parting Off
Here are five rules of thumb from Scott Lewis, a product and application specialist at Sandvik Coromant, to optimize the parting off process, and as a result, maximize tool and insert life. 

Published: 12/16/2013

Innovations in Five-Edged Parting and Grooving Inserts
Here's an alternative to the standard circlip-type grooving system, offering five cutting edges with fast indexing from either side.

Published: 11/18/2013

Turbocharge Swiss-Type Turning with Accessories
Adding accessories to the already capable Swiss-type turning center is a cost effective method of increasing production efficiency.

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: 12/21/2012

Cost Efficiency with Hard Part Turning
Either as an alternative or complement to grinding, hard part turning offers a number of advantages that have become even more evident with further developments in insert concepts.