TURNING 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. 

Unlock Your Capacity with Automation

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A Better Way to Cut Hard Metals and High-Temp Alloys on Swiss Lathes

New tooling for Swiss-type turning centers is designed for titanium, high temperature nickel alloys and other difficult materials with improved thermal management.

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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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.

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.  

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.

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.

IMTS spark: Trends in Cutting Tool Adoption and Technology

Horn USA head of product management John Kollenbroich joins MMS’s Peter Zelinski to discuss cutting tool application trends. Join them Nov. 18 at 11:00 am EST. (Add to your MySpark Planner.)

Sumitomo Offers Expansive, Consumer-Friendly Catalog

Sumitomo’s new 21-22 General Catalog includes customer-oriented information on the company’s largest batch of new products since it opened a USA branch in 1979.

New Walter CBN Grades Optimized for Challenging Materials

Walter’s new WBK20 and WBK30 CBN grades have edge-preparation designs that are optimized for applications in cast iron and hardened steel.

Ceratizit's FreeTurn Tooling Combines Different Cutting Edge Properties for Flexibility

Ceratizit’s FreeTurn tooling is designed to be used with its High Dynamic Turning (HDT) method, which is said to enable roughing, finishing, contour turning, face turning and longitudinal turning with a single tool.

A Better Way to Cut Hard Metals and High-Temp Alloys on Swiss Lathes

New tooling for Swiss-type turning centers is designed for titanium, high temperature nickel alloys and other difficult materials with improved thermal management.

Walter USA's Accure-tec A3000 Boring Bar Features Vibration Damping

Walter USA’s Accure-tec A3000, with its vibration damping system, is designed to excel beyond 6 × Dc.

Tungaloy's TCL18 Chipbreaker Minimizes Cutting Forces with TetraMini-Cut Grooving Tool

The TCL18-style chipbreaker for Tungaloy’s TetraMini-Cut line of grooving inserts is designed to minimize cutting force.

Walter USA's G3051-P Arranges Inserts for Efficient Grooving Along Shoulders

Walter USA’s G3051-P grooving system, designed for grooving along shoulders, uses MX22-2L/R indexable inserts inclined by 3 degrees in the insert pocket.

Walter USA's MU5 Insert Benefits Low-Volume, High-Mix Turning Applications

The MU5 double-sided indexable insert from Walter USA can be used for turning steel forged parts as well as stainless materials. 

Tungaloy Supplies TungCut Grooving Tool with Coolant Supply

Tungaloy has expanded its TungCut series of grooving tools to include the CGP32-CHP parting blade. 

Tungaloy Expands TungThread Line with 11ER Threading Inserts

Tungaloy has expanded its TungThread line of indexable threading tools to include 11ER external threading inserts as well as 8 × 8- and 10 × 10-mm square-shank holders

Tungaloy's TungBoreMini Combines Drilling and ID, OD Turning

The TungBoreMini, a multifunctional drilling and turning tool from Tungaloy, is designed to combine the capabilities of drilling and OD and ID turning tools.

Dormer Pramet's GL Tool Designed for Long-Grooving Applications

Dormer Pramet has added a new set of tooling to its parting-off and grooving assortment. 

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.

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.