Cutting Tools

Founders of Additive Metal Manufacturing from left: Norman Holesh, Nigel Southway and David Slimowitz. Their vision is to make advanced additive manufacturing technologies accessible to Canadian manufacturers and help strengthen the Canadian manufacturing industry.

February 10, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Additive manufacturing is still relatively new, but will it usher in a new Industrial Revolution?

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A lot of future product development will use additive with substractive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing can pose a challenge when it comes to finished machining.

February 10, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

A low-risk, low-cost way to explore the possibilities of additive manufacturing

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Chip control while drilling is especially critical, otherwise chips will tend to pack up around the drill, causing galling. This is one area where high pressure coolant (HPC) really shines, not only helping to break chips, but flushing them from the hole as well. Image: Iscar

February 8, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Achieving good chip control in CNC turning operations

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Replaceable tip end mills such as Seco’s Minimaster and Minimaster Plus are a flexible solution for many HFM applications.  Image: Seco Tool

February 8, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Light cuts and high feedrates spell improved rough milling operations

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Sandvik Coromant How carbide inserts are made

January 30, 2017

Carbide inserts are used to machine almost everything made of metal. The insert has to withstand extreme heat and force, so it’s made of some of the hardest material in the world. The video illustrates the production of these inserts at Sandvik Coromant's insert production facility at Gimo, Sweden.

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The road ahead

November 7, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Business Outlook 2017: Cautious optimism replacing uncertainty for 2017

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Using a tension-compression or floating toolholder helps eliminate the negative effects of misalignment and feedrate/spindle rpm variations when tapping. Image: Sandvik Coromant

November 3, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Thread milling offers better size control, process predictability, and lower cost per piece than tapping and other thread cutting methods

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The Walter Tool-ID system allows users to transfer tool data from a pre-setting device to the machine tool and evaluate parameters run on the machine.

November 2, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Cutting tool maintenance enters the digital age

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Raoul Rapke

October 31, 2016

by Raoul Rapke

Advanced vending systems can help achieve higher productivity

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The part machining bay at Omega's facility. The shop produces plastic injection, compression, R.I.M and die cast moulds primarily for the automotive industry.

October 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

In a demanding industry, survival and success require constant improvement

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Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing's IMSA twin spindle, multi-axis deep hole drilling machine with 34,927 kg (77,000 lb) table capacity.

October 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s mould, tool and die industry is looking for collaborative, tech-forward suppliers

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Sumitomo's SR reamer can achieve feedrates up to 7,500 mm/min (295 ipm) and still generate mirror finishes on many materials.

October 5, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Ensuring drill hole integrity

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Cutting tool designs change dramatically when you're dealing with composites, says Craig Bastien of IT.TE.DI. North America, an IMC Group company based in Rockford, IL.

October 4, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Composites use continues to grow but still poses machining challenges

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by Nick Bergmann

October 4, 2016

by Nick Bergmann

Live tool adaptor systems reduce the 7+1 wastes of Lean

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Canada’s mining industry has its ups and downs, but a positive value proposition will always bring work

September 2, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s mining industry has its ups and downs, but a positive value proposition will always bring work

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Canada’s mining industry has its ups and downs, but a positive value proposition will always bring work

September 2, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s mining industry has its ups and downs, but a positive value proposition will always bring work

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Fine finishes and extreme flatness are two attributes required of today’s high performance cylinder heads.  Image: Sandvik Coromant

September 2, 2016

by Kip Hanson

In response to lightweighting initiatives, cutting tool suppliers are tackling new materials, forming new partnerships

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Drew Strauchen, vice president, marketing and business development North America, Haimer USA.

September 1, 2016

by Drew Strauchen

4 ways proper tooling balance saves time and eliminates problems

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Rego-Fix to open larger facility in North America

August 29, 2016

Rego-Fix Corp., Indianapolis, IN, broke ground earlier this summer on its new North American headquarters that will be located in Whitestown, IN.

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Far right Marc Erickson and beside him Sean Smith with customers at Machine Tool System's open house.

August 25, 2016

Machine Tool Systems celebrated the opening of a new facility -- and a new chapter in its history -- with an open house for customers and industry colleagues. The machine tool distributor recently announced it had become the exclusive Canadian distributor for GF Machining Solutions.

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