Cutting Tools

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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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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