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Custom Control Adds Accuracy, Flexibility to New Machine Tool

A new boring-mill machine with a custom control is helping a shop hold tighter tolerances and accommodate rapid travel rates for faster machining.
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Unlock Your Capacity with Automation

Download the collection to explore opportunities and challenges within machining automation.

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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.

Kennametal Introduces FBX Drill for Aerospace Machining

The FBX drill from Kennametal is designed for flat-bottom drilling for structural aerospace parts, combining advantages from a flat-bottom drill and a Z-axis plunge mill.

TungBore-Mini Boring Toolholders Improve Chip Evacuation

Tungaloy has released boring toolholders for its TungBore-Mini line. The company says these toolholders maximize chip evacuation for small-diameter boring contexts.

Dormer Pramet HX Jobber Drills Boost Efficiency and Rigidity

Dormer Pramet's HX high-speed steel jobber drills feature a combination of substrate and drill angle that reduces thrust requirements and increases rigidity.

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.

Big Kaiser Releases Smallest Yet EWN Boring Heads

Big Kaiser has debuted two smaller sizes of its EWN Smart Damper precision boring heads, which it says eliminate vibration in deep-hole finish boring.

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.

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.  

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.

Ceratizit Releases WTX, World's First Four-Fluted Drill

CERATIZIT has released its WTX High-Feed Drill, which it says is the first four-fluted drill available on the market. Its design should result in longer tool life and increased drilling quality.

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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.

Tungaloy's DMH Drill Head Resists Fracture Damage

Tungaloy’s DMH drill head for DrillMeister features an edge geometry that resists thin-wall snapback and wear from exit burrs.

Kennametal FEG Drill Insert Eliminates End Milling

Kennametal’s FEG drill insert is designed to increase the ease of drilling flat-bottom holes into difficult and curved surfaces while eliminating the need for end milling.

How to Choose the Best Drill Type for Your Next Job

Five questions to ask when deciding between solid carbide drills or replaceable insert.

Cutting Data, Indexable Inserts Optimize Fine Boring

By using digital technology and optimized indexable inserts from Big Kaiser, Schmauser Müller Metalltechnik has increased its process reliability and efficiency in fine boring applications as well as improved tool life.
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Garant Master Steel Deep Enhances Performance and Longevity

The Hoffmann Group’s Garant Master Steel Deep tool can operate without a co-pilot hole in stainless steel and cast iron.

Kennametal Introduces Flat Bottom Geometry for KenTIP FS

The newest addition to Kennametal’s modular drill tip series, the KenTip FS FEG insert is designed to eliminate the need for drilling and end milling flat-bottom holes, instead completing the part in a single operation.