CUTTING TOOLS

Why Binderless CBN Inserts Turn Titanium Faster

A new formulation of cubic boron nitride could provide a more solid alternative to cemented carbide as finish-machining becomes more demanding. 

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Increasing Productivity in Drilling Holes in Steel

A new three-fluted drill designed for high production can improve the speed of drilling holes in steel by 50% while improving roundness and accuracy.

Allied Machine Expands Boring Line with Wohlhaupter VolCut

Allied Machine and Engineering has introduced the Wohlhaupter VolCut insert holder, which features a high cutting speed and material removal up to 2.755”.

GWS Tool Group Acquires Taurus Tool & Engineering

GWS Tool Group has acquired Taurus Tool and Engineering, a manufacturer of precision custom round, HSS and carbide-step tools.

Walter Xtra-tec XT M5012 Comes Fully Ground or Sintered

Walter’s Xtra-tec XT M5012 ships in fully ground and sintered configurations, increasing the cost-effectiveness and precision of this versatile face mill.

Royal Products Hires New Regional Business Manager

Royal Products has hired Kendal Glotzbach as its new regional business manager for Indiana and Michigan.

Carmex Multi-Function Milling Tool is Versatile, Durable

Carmex’s Multi-Function Milling Tool performs six milling operations on a single tool, while maintaining high performance and durability.

2021 Will Be Dramatic, Too — How Is Your Tooling?

The time is now to take stock of your tools. Recently posted articles explore the potential impact of tooling technology.
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Kennametal Says Its PCD Tools Outperform Carbide Tools

Kennametal has debuted a line of PCD tools, including drills, reams and end mills, that it says improves upon carbide tooling for aluminum and aluminum-alloy machining.

YG-1's i-One Drill and Tool Holder System Decreases Wear

The combination of exchangeable micro-grain carbide drill inserts and tool steel holders in YG-1’s i-One system provides what the company says is exceptional tool life.

Walter M5137 Xtra-tec XT Cutter Reduces Finishing Operations

Walter’s M5137 Xtra-tec XT shoulder milling cutter features 90-degree approach angles, which it says reduces the need for additional finishing operations.

Walter Increases Tool Life With ISO-H and ISO-S CBN Grades

Walter WBH20 and WBS10 grades provide improved quality, reliability and tool life in grooving operations on ISO-H and ISO-S materials, respectively.

Big Kaiser Introduces LiveChat Services

Big Kaiser has introduced a LiveChat service to its website, providing real-time chat support during normal business hours and an after-hours message service.

Sandvik CoroMill 390 LW Enhances Aerospace Machining Capacity

Sandvik Coromant’s 3D-printed CoroMill 390 cutter helped Flying S Inc. achieve six-times the productivity on MAX5 cast aluminum alloy than with previous tools.
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Video: Chipbreakers Are Not All the Same—How to Break Chips Effectively

Different chipbreakers are engineered for different parameters. Machining footage shows the difference in effectiveness between chipbreakers used in the right and the wrong applications.

Greenleaf Boosts OCCO's Cutter and Insert Productivity

Greenleaf Corp.’s proprietary insert, cutter and machine adjustments helped OCCO reduce crankshaft machining costs to, in some cases, a quarter of the original cost.
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Seco Tools' Turbo 16 Achieves Long-Lasting Tool Life

Seco Tools is expanding its Turbo Line with Turbo 16 cutting inserts, which feature tool longevity and material removal rate boosts.

Cutting Tool Technology Aids Lights-Out Machining Applications

These features can help improve cutting tool stability, standardize cutting performance and extend tool life, enabling shops to confidently run unattended shifts.  

Kennametal End Mill's Rippled Relief Improves Coolant Flow

Kennametal’s HARVI I TE four-flute ballnose end mill features a proprietary relief that improves coolant flow and milling versatility.

Q&A: Trends in Cutting Tool Application

Cutting tool technology is advancing and shops’ needs are changing as well. A leading cutting tool supplier offers this view.

BIG KAISER Introduces Sphinx's High-Performance Nirox Drill

BIG KAISER has introduced Sphinx’s Nirox high-performance drill, which specializes in use cases with low cutting speeds in unstable environments.

GWS Tool Group Fills California/Northern Mexico Positions

GWS Tool Group has hired Bryan Comyns and Walter Lopez as, respectively, business development specialist and application specialist for the California/Northern Mexico region.