Cutting Tools

May 19, 2012

A strong spindle connection is key to machining titanium

by Keith Wiggins

Building today’s modern aircraft, many engineers are switching to high strength lighter alloys like titanium for component materials to increase fuel efficiencies.

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May 2, 2012

Seco has developed a compact point-of-use automated inventory control device for cutting tools. SupplyPod is part of the company’s Point point-of-use vending program that big inventory control of small metalworking tools, such as inserts, drill bits, taps, fuses and small hand tools.

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April 25, 2012

New generation of tougher cutting tools for hard metals

by Tim Wilson

In the world of cutting tools, hard metals don’t have to be hard-to-cut metals.

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April 25, 2012

Emuge
Solid carbide thread mills
Emuge Corp. has expanded its line of solid carbide thread mills in its Threads-All program.

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April 1, 2012

Iscar’s new adjustable-pocket face mills, the F90LN-AFR CA11 tools, are designed to carry PCD or PCBN tipped inserts for use on cast iron, hardened steel, aluminum or any other non-metallic materials.

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April 1, 2012

The new High Feed 2 line of small diameter high feed milling tools from Seco focus on bringing high levels of productivity and reliability to modern CNC machines.

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April 1, 2012

SGS Tool has added the new Multi-Carb to its high performance end mill product offering. The Multi-Carb incorporates a large number of flutes for stability and high feed finishing capabilities in applications where surface finish and tolerance are critical factors. The large flute count design allows smoother cutting performance and increased tool life, positively impacting productivity, quality levels, and cost efficiencies.

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March 18, 2012

by Tim Wilson

When it comes to milling, in order to get the most out of your application, it’s worth knowing some of the tricks of the trade.

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March 5, 2012

Building on the success of the Phoenix high performance drill from Sphinx, BIG Kaiser has introduced the new Power-Phoenix extra long high performance drill series.

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March 4, 2012

By Jim Barnes

Dampening vibration in extended reach toolholders boosts productivity

Extended-reach tooling can provide significant  productivity benefits through reductions in setup times.

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February 29, 2012

Emuge
Multi-purpose tap
Emuge Corp.’s MultiTap is what the company describes as the industry’s first high performance tap designed to cut a wide range of materials including carbon steel, steel alloys, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass, and bronze.

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February 22, 2012

How to troubleshoot tough turning problems

by Ed Robertson

Even the most technologically advanced turning tools will eventually wear and fail, particularly when turning hard-to-machine materials.

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February 22, 2012

Acquiring expertise in turning high-temperature alloys and other tough materials helps expand a shop’s options in otherwise consolidating markets.

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February 5, 2012

A new range of turning inserts from Sandvik Coromant adds more flexibiity to small batch production environments.

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December 18, 2011

Walter USA LLC has introduced the Walter Titex XD70, a solid carbide drill for drilling of extremely deep holes.

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December 18, 2011

Kennametal has introduced a new line of solid carbide routers for carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) parts.

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December 18, 2011

Seco has released another advancement for the square shoulder milling process with its new Turbo 10 cutting tool for most roughing, semi-finishing and finishing operations. The cutter offers improved tool life and precision by optimizing cutting properties that reduce heat generation and cutting forces.

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December 18, 2011

Walter USA  LLC's Prototyp Proto·max Ultra ball-nose end mill is designed for efficient machining of hard materials.

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December 4, 2011

In the ongoing good-news story about the manufacturing sector, MAG's global results indicate that the resurgence isn't just a North American one. MAG IAS (MAG Americas) and MAG Europe reports near-record growth in bookings and sales in 2011 and year-end bookings are expected to reach close to US $1.6 billion for the combined companies.

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