Turning Tools

A New Turning Process Enables Cutting “In Reverse”

A methodology for cutting in both directions on a CNC lathe promises to make turning a much more productive operation in certain applications. New types of inserts driven by new CAM tool paths are key enablers of this development, but implementing the whole multifaceted system as a system is essential.


Hot Temperatures (and Technologies) at Eastec 2017

Eastec’s peculiar Massachusetts venue offered the chance to sample a broad variety of advanced manufacturing technologies. Here is a slideshow and some impressions from the trade show.

Turning Tools

Geometry/Grade Combo Makes Burr-Free Parts

Walter USA introduces the MS3 cutting geometry with the new WSM01 grade.

Milling Tools

New Tooling Technologies for Today, Tomorrow

A recent visit to Sandvik Coromant’s headquarters in Sandviken, Sweden, revealed a handful of technologies that will impact machining and machine monitoring moving forward.

Turning Tools

Overcoming the Challenges of Threading Hardened Parts

Threading hardened parts resulted in long cycle times and fast tool wear for one shop. Seco's Secomax CBN200 insert grade reduced threading cycle time by a third.


Tooling Line Now Includes Threading Inserts, Round Shank Holders

Tungaloy is expanding its DuoJustCut line to include threading inserts and round shank holders to further its position in small-part machining industries.

Turning Tools

Insert Grade Shines in Continuous, High-Speed Turning

The Hoffmann Group’s Garant HB 7010-1 turning grade features P10 gradient carbide for wear resistance at the highest cutting speeds.

Turning Tools

Lathes Use Low-Frequency Vibration to Avoid Chip Problems

PMTS 2017: The popular Citizen Cincom L20 sliding-headstock lathes from Marubeni are now available with low-frequency vibration (LFV). LFV is said to avoid the problem of spiraling chips, chip entanglement and built-up edges.


Lathe Boring Bar with Integrated Damper

Big Kaiser offers its Smart Damper boring bar for lathe applications.

Turning Machines

Hollow Workpiece? Try Hollow Barstock

A video from Sandvik Materials Technology demonstrates the benefits of turning oilfield parts out of near-net-shape rather than solid barstock.