Cutting Tools

Dormer Pramet

October 1, 2014

Dormer Tools and Pramet Tools have come together under a new corporate name, Dormer Pramet. The newly formed entity debuted at IMTS 2014 in Chicago in September with the presentation of its new Pramet indexable range of cutting tools.

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Byron Christilaw, tool engineer for Cambron Engineering, monitors the work of new Horn USA 12-flute groove milling cutters with company representative Brett Kischnick.

September 30, 2014

A twelve-tooth groove milling tool from Horn USA shaves 19 hours off a cycle time for an Inconel part

You know you have a problem workpiece on your hands when your outsourcing vendors turn down the work. Inconel parts do that.

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Steven Chase

September 30, 2014

Steven Chase and Chris Herdman have joined Rego-Fix's North American sales and marketing team.Chris Herdman

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Dave Morley, Zoller Inc., at Bosch Rexroth's Fountain Inn plant

September 12, 2014

Bosch Rexroth has improved cost controls on more than 900 different tool assemblies it uses in its pump manufacturing facility in Fountain Inn, SC.

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Iscar's cutter dampen vibrations, effectively reducing chatter even at long overhang positions.

September 4, 2014

by Kip Hanson

Machining superalloys calls for super tools and more

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Andrew Petrilin

September 4, 2014

by Andrei Petrilin

How turn-milling can increase cutting efficiency

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The new design of OSG's CC-SUS tap eliminates bird nesting because it evacuates chips away from the tap.

September 4, 2014

by Mary Scianna

Selecting the best technique for your internal threading operations

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Brent Trenholm, production manager at Regent Global Machine & Tool, says machining for the energy sector is expected to pick up.

September 4, 2014

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Build long term capabilities to serve Alberta's energy sector

The Solution: Cross-train a skilled workforce on advanced machinery

Alberta manufacturer looks to position itself for the future

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September 4, 2014

by Tim Wilson

Seizing opportunities in the energy and resource markets

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Mulgrave has found success specializing in pressure vessel production.

August 3, 2014

by Kip Hanson

Carving a niche with pressure vessel production

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John Mitchell

August 3, 2014

by John Mitchell

Selecting proper lead angles can extend tool life

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Bilz SCK-HSK optimized synchro chuck

July 21, 2014

Volkswagon's Salzgitter, Germany plant had a problem with its Minimum Quantity Lubrication and dry processing operations.

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Nick Tomac

June 23, 2014

Nick Tomac is the new sales representative for Tungaloy in Canada for the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph, ON, areas. A tool and die maker with more than 15 years of experience, he also holds a diploma in manufacturing engineering.

Tungaloy 

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A leg up.

June 5, 2014

by Tim wilson

Prescriptions for success in medical manufacturing

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Simple but sound advice from suppliers: use grades and geometries designed for stainless steel. Image: Sandvik Coromant

June 4, 2014

by Mary Scianna

New cutting technologies help to overcome machining challenges

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Randy McEachern

May 29, 2014

By Randy McEachern

Chip control is critical in drilling operations

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It's important to ask the right questions before deciding on the right tool for super alloys.  Image: Walter USA.

May 29, 2014

by Kip Hanson

Cutting super alloys can be a formidable machining challenge

Nickel and cobalt-based superalloys may not be Kryptonite, but drilling holes in Hastelloy X, Inconel 625, Waspaloy and Haynes 25 is about as tough as it gets in the world of metal removal. With machinability ratings in the low teens, these nightmare materials test the patience of even the most cool-headed machinist.

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If you have the production volumes to justify it, custom drills are a viable option, says Kyocera Micro Tools' Joe Negron.

April 24, 2014

by Kip Hanson

Manufacturing challenges increase as holes get smaller

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Chuck Colonair

April 24, 2014

by Charles Colonair

Hard milling materials up to 66 HRC requires the right techniques

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