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Published: 12/20/2005

Process-Oriented Measuring Technology For Turning Tools
Because tools create the geometric shape of a workpiece, the accuracy of this shape is dependent on the position of the cutting edge to the workpiece. Therefore, the position of the cutting edge should be identified and maintained as precisely as po...

Published: 12/15/2005

How To Succeed At Failure
Your cutting tool’s failure mode may be telling you what to change about the process. Not every failure mode is the same, and one mode is preferable to all the others.

Published: 12/15/2005

Cermets Get Assertive
The toughness of this material has improved. Today, the applications for cermet inserts go well beyond finishing.

Published: 8/12/2005

Making A Flexible Machine Tool More Flexible
Multitasking cutting tools can maximize the flexibility of multitasking machines.

Published: 6/28/2005

Upgrade Your Cutting Tool Mindset
A handful of timely observations may boost the productivity of your thinking about cutting tools.

Published: 4/19/2005

Coolant-Through Turning Toolholders Deliver Increased Performance And Tool Life
It should be obvious to anyone who has ever washed a driveway or patio with a garden hose: For the best results, you must keep the stream of water precisely where it's needed. The same principle applies to delivering coolant to the cutting zone.

Published: 12/13/2004

Machining Under The Microscope
Sandia National Laboratories experiments with turning and milling tools just 10 and 20 microns in size.

Published: 11/16/2004

Lathe Toolholders For Turning Away
Think 'unattended machining,' and the image in your mind is probably complex - that is, some machining process that relies on automation more than the typical machining process does. But does going unattended have to involve this complexity? Instead...

Published: 8/16/2004

Hard Turning Might Not Be As Hard As You Think
Turning hardened materials to grinding-like accuracies takes the right combination of part, machine and process parameters.

Published: 8/16/2004

Applying Turn-Milling
Combining a rotating tool with rotating work produces a machining operation that is distinct from standard turning or milling.