Cutting Tools

Measuring a part off the GFMS EDM Wire-Cut E350. in B&R Custom Machining's Cambridge, ON, machine shop.

July 30, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Manufacturing innovation spurs aerospace growth

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No need to break convention: PrimeTurning can also be used to face and turn in traditional directions.  Image: Sandvik Coromant

July 30, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Breaking with tradition in turning operations can bring big benefits 

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Despite that fact that carbide drills offer greater penetration rates and cutting speeds four times that of HSS, jobber drills remain a popular choice for holemaking. Image: Dormer Pramet

July 28, 2017

by Kip Hanson

The choice between solid carbide and indexable drills is often a perplexing one  

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Use geometries with sharp edges and positive top rakes. Image: Sandvik Coromant CoroMill 415 high feed milling cutter.

June 6, 2017

by Mary Scianna

Tips to help you succeed in aerospace machining

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By varying the flute pitch and helix angle slightly on alternating flutes, the harmonics that lead to chatter are immediately dampened. Image: Dormer Pramet

June 6, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Advanced cutting tools eliminate vibration during machining while improving part surface finishes

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Chris Foschaar  is application/sales engineer with  Horn USA Inc.

May 31, 2017

by Chris Foschaar

Thread whirling may be the better option over single point threading

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The Pilatus Turboprop multi-role aircraft PC12 built using Haimer toolholders

May 17, 2017

The new flexible manufacturing systems at Pilatus in Stans are regularly equipped with Haimer tool holders (on the picture: shrink fit chuck with HSK-A 63/80 interface)

Haimer's toolholders are helping the only Swiss aircraft manufacturer produce better aluminum parts. Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. manufactures the Turboprop multi-role aircraft PC12 and other aircraft models, which mainly consist of aluminum structural components.

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Though not yet in micro territory, Kyocera is working to develop smaller versions of its coolant fed, double margin Hydros series drills, designed for “no peck” drilling of difficult materials. IMAGE: Kyocera

May 15, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Micro drill manufacturers achieve Lilliputian dimensions, solving big problems for their customers

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Manufacturing Support

May 15, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Gauging the pulse of Canada’s job shops and their critical role in manufacturing

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Sample of grooving parts.

May 12, 2017

Exploring issues and technology advances with Horn USA

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 Jim O’Leary is a process improvement specialist with LMT Onsrud.

May 8, 2017

by Jim O’Leary

Don’t overlook important elements to optimize machine tool efficiencies

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Iscar fig.2

April 17, 2017

Cemented carbide indexable inserts are an integral part of cutting tools today. Progress on manufacturing technology and design methods has led to important breakthroughs in the production of indexable inserts, says Iscar in this white paper.

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 Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning is a new methodology that offers turning in all directions

April 7, 2017

PrimeTurning is a new turning methodology that enables turning in all directions. The company says it delivers a 50 per cent or higher increase in productivity when compared to conventional turning solutions. 

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Sandvik Coromant's PrimeTurning is a new turning methodology that enables turning in all directions.

April 3, 2017

Sandvik Coromant has introduced a new concept in turning: PrimeTurning, a new turning methodology which enables turning in all directions.

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Cover image from April Issue 2017.

April 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Is Canada's automotive manufacturing industry growth sustainable?

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Exchanger Industries’ Gavin Exon says the company has been building heat exchangers for more than 55 years. Its machining and drilling centres, such as this Quickmill VMC, can accommodate very large workpieces, as well as the various geometries required for ring grooves and weld preps on tube sheets.  Image: Exchanger Industries

April 3, 2017

by Kip Hanson

When drilling thousands of holes in a workpiece, choosing the right drill is critical to success

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David Cajic, vice president of Koss Aerospace, says he likes the performance and versatility of the Haimer shrinkfit technology.

April 3, 2017

by Mary Scianna

Profilesof toolholding success in high speed machining

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The Rego-Fix toolholding system  has slashed tool setting time says Nicholas Free.

April 3, 2017

by Mary Scianna

Profile of toolholding success in high speed machining

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Dan Cormier is an application specialist with Dormer Pramet.

April 3, 2017

by Dan Cormier

What you need to know when drilling, milling, turning or tapping

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Small high pressure coolant (HPC) units such as this one are suitable for many machine tools, and are an excellent way to control and evacuate chips while increasing productivity. Image: Chipblaster

February 10, 2017

by Kip Hanson

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