In today's competitive climate, cutting tool manufacturers have to do more than just produce tools--they have to help customers use those tools effectively.
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 look at recent carbide developments that are aimed at the screw machine industry.
Cutting-tool makers now know more than ever about making general inserts for specific metalcutting applications. Here is some of what they've learned.
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 why.