Cutting Tools

OSG's Exocarb WDO drill. Sam Matsumoto says it's critical to manage tool runout on hole depths ten times the drilling diameter.

June 2, 2016

by Kip Hanson

For many applications, deep hole drills are a cost effective and productive alternative to gundrilling

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Marlon Blandon is thread mills product manager with Emuge Corp.

May 31, 2016

by Marlon Blandon

Are you really getting the best results from your taps? Avoid common mistakes.

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Iscar's PentaIQGrip parting and grooving line features a five edged insert for deeper grooving and parting applications.

May 31, 2016

by Kip Hanson

New grooving and parting tool geometries make easy work of an otherwise arduous task, provided the right cutting parameters are applied

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Seco's Jabro solid carbide end mills. Jay Ball, product manager for solid carbide end mills, says there's a big push to eliminate soft machining in the mouldmaking industry and to go directly to hard milling.

May 4, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Making the most of cutting tools in hard milling applications

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Sandvik Coromant's CoroMill Plura line includes solid end mills, tipped end mills and thread mills.

May 2, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Solid carbide roughing tools are productivity’s best friend

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To reduce Built-Up Edge (BUE), reduce the pressure or the heat, advises Scientific Cutting Tools.

May 2, 2016

by Ruth Christopher and Harvey Patterson

Misdiagnosis can lead to tool failure and costly downtime

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Iscar CBN line

May 1, 2016

Constantly changing factors such as unstable oil prices, ever more demanding environmental protection legislations and the evolution of more efficient technologies ensures a continually changing global automotive market place. These factors also increase the ongoing competition between carmakers and OEMs and dictate today's automotive industry manufacturing trends.

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File Photo: Cami Assembly

April 13, 2016

Iscar Tools spotlights tooling advances for the automotive manufacturing industry

Constantly changing factors such as unstable oil prices, ever more demanding environmental protection legislations and the evolution of more efficient technologies ensures a continually changing global automotive market place. These factors also increase the ongoing competition between carmakers and OEMs and dictate today's automotive industry manufacturing trends.

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Tungaloy event Chicago

April 10, 2016

Tungaloy TetraForceCut

Tungaloy TungTurnJet

Product launch features 1,050 new products for milling, drilling and turning

Hundreds of manufacturers from Canada, the US and Mexico, as well tooling distributors congregated in Chicago, IL, on April 5 for Tungaloy America's North American launch of TunGForce, a new line of tooling.

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Paul Stafiej with one of Sonaca's newest machinery investments. The purchase of the Modig extrusion mill (top and bottom) was part of a strategy to become a one-stop shop for its aerospace customers.

April 5, 2016

Article by Kip Hanson | Photos by Deny Cardinal

Quebec aerospace manufacturer expands aluminum machining capabilities with extrusion mill

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Sandvik Coromant's Randy McEachern says proactive tooling maintenance will lead to more productive drilling.

April 5, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Avoiding catastrophe when using indexable insert drills

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The PGU 9000 system is part of the powRgrip toolholding system SMP Tech uses in its machining operations.

April 5, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Innovative toolholding system proves its worth at a Quebec machine shop

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Thomas Mittmann is owner of Mittmann Inc., exclusive Canadian importer of WTO GmbH

April 5, 2016

Getting the most from your lathe live tooling

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Canada's bedrock: Job shops in Canada

February 16, 2016

G B Fabrication
Ghislain Levasseur, a certified truck and car mechanic, and his brother Bruno,

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Mathias Gerber, left, and Frank Fiebelkorn from Swiss Fritz Studer AG, a United Grinding Group.

February 16, 2016

Which process has the edge?

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The Iscar CBN inserts used for hard turning at Alberta Production Machining. Bernd Hornauer says hard turning is about 20 to 40 per cent more cost effective than grinding.

February 16, 2016

by Kip Hanson

The Problem: Achieving satisfactory tool life when machining 55-62 HRC steel alloys

The Solution: CBN-tipped turning, profiling, and grooving inserts

Alberta shop overcomes hardened steel machining challenges

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Seco's Square T4-08 insert has true 90º so the helix stays true to form throughout the length.

February 15, 2016

by Tim Wilson

Tangential milling brings direct results to roughing applications

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Sam Matsumoto

February 15, 2016

by Sam Matsumoto

Selecting the right drill for stainless steel and titanium

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OSG USA acquires IMU Dies

January 6, 2016

OSG USA Inc., Glendale Heights, IL, has acquired the assets and proprietary manufacturing technology of IMU Dies.

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Iscar's new chipformers for steel

December 31, 2015

Iscar's three new chipformers for finishing medium and rough turning of steel: R3P, M3P and F3P.  The chipbreakers are designed to decrease the volume of chips removed from the workpiece during the machining process for efficient chip removal.

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