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SecoComposites

November 6, 2013

by Tim Wilson

Composites hole drilling comes clean

 

Composites are finding their way into more and more industry applications, with aerospace leading the way. From a holemaking perspective, challenges emerge as materials change, with stacked composites including metals, such as aluminum and titanium. As well, carbon fiber composites can be very thin, which increases the risk of delamination or splintering.

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3479-KM4X

November 5, 2013

 

Kennametal and Sumitomo Electric have signed a licensing agreement under which Sumitomo Electric will provide and support Kennametal's new and advanced KM4X spindle connection solution to Sumitomo Electric customers globally. Sumitomo Electric is a supplier of electric wire, optical fibers and cutting tool products.

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October 27, 2013

by Kip Hanson

Cutting tool manufacturers see huge demands from the energy sector

The world needs energy. Those in pursuit of increasingly elusive fossil fuels must drill deeper and explore farther than ever before.

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October 16, 2013

BIG Kaiser
Collet chuck with KAB connection
BIG Kaiser now offers BIG Daishowa’s high precision Mega ER Grip with the Kaiser modular KAB connection, allowing for custom collet chuck configurations with standard components.

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September 28, 2013

GC4325 is a new generation coated cemented carbide grade for steel turning.

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September 28, 2013

The Turbo 10 for square shoulder and slot milling operations is now availalbe in corner radii from 0.4 to 3.1 mm when machining aluminum and other materials that require sharp cutting edges.

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September 10, 2013

Emuge
Thread milling for oil, gas
An expanded thread milling program for oil and gas manufacturing applications includes a new line of solid carbide thread mills and insert thread milling systems.

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September 10, 2013

Innovation investments paying off for Canadian die and mould shops

by Tim Wilson

Die and mould shops in Canada are going through changes related to macroeconomic realities and technological advancements.

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September 10, 2013

Thread milling comes into its own as a productive process

by Jim Barnes

Thread milling has gained a lot of traction in industries across Canada as sophisticated CNC machines become common, users adapt to the programming and shops upgrade for competitiveness.

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September 10, 2013

Cutting tool suppliers do more than sell tools; they help you compete

by John Mitchell

Gone are the days when your competitor was down the street. In today’s fast paced global manufacturing environment our competitors are everywhere. According to China Daily the average wage in China is $6,800 per year or about CDN $3.27 per hour. Canadian machine shops will not be able to compete with that

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Tungaloy Mini T-CBN BX470

August 28, 2013

Tungaloy Corp. has extended its TurnLine range of Mini T-CBN inserts to incorporate a BX470 insert grade. The line is capable of boring diameters as small as 4.5 mm with indexable inserts. The BX470 grade designation has been added to the Mini T-CBN line for the effective machining of sintered metals.

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August 28, 2013

SGS Tool Co. has added a new series of three-flute end mills for difficult materials and challenging applications.

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August 28, 2013

Thenew Walter Titex solid carbide reamers are offered in sizes up to 13 mm diameter; above that sized diameter they have a solid carbide head. The reamers feature shank tolerance of h6 according to DIN 6535 HA and come in two versions:

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August 28, 2013

The CoroMill 176 range of full profile hobs for spur gears, helical gears and splines is now incorporates module 3-10 applications. The indexable insert hob, introduced two years ago, can reduce cutting time by up to 70 per cent,

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August 18, 2013

by Kip Hanson

Toolmakers beware; the Chinese have rapid prototyping too

Author Nigel Southway is passionate about bringing manufacturing back to North America.

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August 11, 2013

Automotive manufacturers shift from working harder to working smarter with bigger focus on innovation and technology

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August 11, 2013

by Tim Wilson

Only shops with rapid response to this sector’s challenging demands will succeed

Medical device manufacturing is one of the most exciting industrial sectors in Canada, but also one of the most challenging–specifically given the complexity of the regulatory environment.

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August 11, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Technical schools' pivotal role in skilled trades training

Think the skilled trades shortage is a problem now with an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 open manufacturing jobs?

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August 11, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Can Canada's manufacturing industry compete on the world stage?

Let's set the record straight: Canada never has, nor will it ever be, a manufacturing powerhouse like China and India.

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August 5, 2013

Sandvik Coromant's CoroMill Plura compression end mill for composites combines a positive and negative helix design to "compress" the top and bottom of the component edge.

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