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Published: 5/29/2004

The Technology Of Lean Machining
This plant makes different choices for its machining cells depending on whether the parts to be machined there are known or unknown.

Published: 1/15/2003

Choosing Advanced Tooling For Swiss Machining
The right tools for Swiss machines can boost throughput and improve the quality of finished parts. For example, switching from brazed carbide parting tools to more wear resistant coated carbide inserts with sharper edges reduced cycle time on an aut...

Published: 3/15/2001

Consider Carbide Tooling For Screw Machine Operations
Indexable carbide inserts have helped spur a revolution in general metalworking. With advances in machine tool design providing higher speed and feed capabilities, the screw machine market is poised to take advantage of these tools. Here's a loo...

Published: 1/15/2001

Coating Improvements For Steel Turning
Relationships between coatings and substrate materials are keys to the performance of cemented carbide inserts.

Published: 10/15/1999

New Treatment Extends Tool Life
Heat is the major enemy of the cutting tool. Tool life is a measure of how long an individual edge can effectively hold up to the temperatures and pressures that are generated in the cutting zone.

Published: 4/1/1997

Latest Core Inserts Meet Near-Net-Shape Turning Needs
Cutting-tool makers now know more than ever about making general inserts for specific metalcutting applications. Here is some of what they've learned.

Published: 9/1/1996

Soft Turning Is Key To Hard Turning
For this contract shop, it's what happens before heat treat that ensures hard turning process success. They've learned getting it right early eliminates problems later.

Published: 4/1/1996

Taking The Fear Out Of Hard Turning
To make the transition to hard turning, you'll need to switch from carbide to CBN inserts, but that is easier (and more economical) than you might think. It's making the jump to much higher surface speeds that might scare you off. It needn't. Here's...