Cutting Tools

Image: Makino

April 24, 2014

by Kip Hanson

Industry experts offer advice on high speed machining

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Force Machining uses a wide array of Horn standard and custom tooling, such as the parting tool shown above.

April 24, 2014

by Jim Barnes

The Problem: Increasing productivity

The Solution: Grooving, threading tools with better tool life and chip control

Tooling investment supports precision, profitability

 

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Developing an effective process and using the right cutting tools is key to success with composites. Image: Sandvik Coromant

April 23, 2014

by Jim Barnes

Abrasion, laminate stacks and proprietary products make composites a machining challenge

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Automated welding cells help AGS Automotive Systems remain competitive.

April 23, 2014

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Remaining competitive in a tough global market

The Solution: Innovation and flexiblity

Ontario auto parts stamper knows the road to success

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Beating Back

April 23, 2014

by Tim Wilson

Competitive pressures in the automotive sector

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BIG-Kaiser-Speed-Finisher

April 23, 2014

BIG Daishowa Speed Finisher

BIG Kaiser

  • face mill for aluminum or cast iron
  • adjustable cutting edges to within 1μm of each other for mirror-like finishes through maximum speeds up to 20,000 rpm
  • fast cutting adjustment with optional presetter to cut adjustment time
  • pilot holes of 22 mm diameter for the 50 mm and 63 mm diameter cutters, and 27mm diameter for the 80mm diameter cutter

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Walter's Tiger-tec Silver HU6 round insert

April 1, 2014

The new Tiger-tec Silver HU6 is a round insert with a new geometry for medium to heavy duty roughing of solid railroad wheels and other forged parts.

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plane

March 28, 2014

by Tim Wilson

How to succeed in the aerospace parts manufacturing industry

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Sanvik Coromant

March 27, 2014

by Kip Hanson

Why you should ditch those old hobs for modern gear-making methods

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Don Graham

March 27, 2014

by Don Graham

Spotting and preventing common insert failure modes

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BIG Kaiser

March 27, 2014

by Jim Barnes

Toolholder options for through-coolant delivery

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A landing gear side brace assembly spindle connection pin on the QTN 450MY-2000. Image: CFN Precision

March 27, 2014

The Problem: Diversify beyond landing gears to withstand market volatility

The Solution: 5 axis VMC and multi-tasking machines

Ontario landing gear manufacturer readies for competition with $1 M+ machinery investments

 

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Tungaloy DoPent M Class

March 4, 2014

Tungaloy has expanded its DoPent face milling line with a new cutting edge geometry and grade. The cutter has a 70° lead to enable it to take greater depth of cuts than traditional 45° lead cutters, says the company.

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Sandvik Coromant CoroCut QD

March 4, 2014

Sandvik Coromant has expanded its CoroCut QD cutting tools line for deep grooves and parting off with long overhands to include inserts and durable tools with over and under coolant. The system is supported with plug and play adaptors for easier handling and more efficient coolant supply.

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Machining composites

February 3, 2014

Lighter and stronger than ever, the new breed of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) and laminates are elevating performance levels in applications ranging from downhill skis and tennis rackets to military aircraft and automobiles. Composites technology can help automakers reach their lightweighting goals faster than carbon fiber-reinforced plastics.

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Seco Tools' Todd Miller

January 27, 2014

Todd Miller is the manager of product marketing at Seco Tools, Troy, MI. He is part of a series of organization changes at the cutting tool company.

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Walter Prototyp threading tool

January 27, 2014

Prototyp Prototex Eco Plus from Walter is a versatile through-hole tap that delivers what the compamy describes as "superior performance and tool life."

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December 3, 2013

High feed milling cuttiers

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November 29, 2013

Iscar discusses strategies for chatter free cutting

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