TURNING TOOLS

Turning Tools

Walter USA Adds PCD Inserts to Its Cut GX Grooving Series

Walter USA has added polycristalline diamond (PCD) grooving inserts to its Walter Cut GX grooving system.

Turning Machines

Modulated CNC Turning: How a Reversal in the Tool Path Can Deliver Greater Cutting Speed

UNCC researchers introduce modulation into the tool path. Chip breaking was the goal, but higher metal removal rate is an intriguing secondary effect.

Additive Manufacturing

How AM Is Advancing into Cutting Tools: Photos from EMO

The design freedom of additive manufacturing delivers increased performance to cutting tools. At the world’s leading exposition for machine tools, I saw various examples of this.

Turning Tools

PCBN Inserts from Kennametal Make Hard Turning More Cost-Effective

Kennametal’s KBH10B and KBH20B grades, designed for hard turning, are available in double-sided inserts for materials as hard as 65 HRC. 

Ibag Micro Spindle Converter Operates Two Spindles Simultaneously

Ibag’s micro spindle converter enables space-saving and improved control of spindles, the company says.

Holemaking

Horn's Supermini Gets an Insert Geometry for Drilling, Boring, Face Turning and Skimming

Designed for the Supermini tool system, Horn’s HP geometry is suitable for drilling, boring, face turning and skimming.

Tungaloy's Full Profile Threading Inserts with 4 Cutting Edges

The full profile threading insert can be mounted on the existing standard TetraMini-Cut toolholder for 60° V-profile or grooving inserts.

Turning Tools

Interrupted Turning Operation Cuts Cost With 10-Sided Insert

Using a robust 10-sided insert from Tungaloy, this oil-industry remanufacturer was able to reduce the number of inserts used in interrupted turning operations.
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A New Approach to Turning

In a world-first live demonstration, Ceratizit showed its High-Dynamic Turning process during the company’s Open Days 2019 in Austria. The technique uses a turn-mill center’s milling spindle to perform the turning process.

Tooling System Reduces Setup Time So Shop Stays Competitive

Turret adapted clamping units and quick-change tooling systems have helped a company use its new turning centers more effectively, so it can win new business in a competitive environment.