Cutting Tools

Seco’s Square 6 high feed shoulder milling cutters and Double Octomill face mills give Build-A-Mold’s HMC cells cutting speed and torque capabilities that were lacking with the shop’s other tooling.

November 1, 2015

The Problem: Improve machining efficiencies

The Solution: High feed milling tools

Ontario mould shop improves productivity using new high feed milling tools

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Thomas Skinner technician Keith Rude performs a ballbar test on a Haas machine, left, and conducts a vibration analyzer test, top. Bottom: Tools for testing at Thomas Skinner's Edmonton site.

October 29, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Cutting tool maintenance avoids problems before they become serious issues

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Kevin Burton

October 29, 2015

by Kevin Burton

Ensuring your inserts stay fixed during thread turning operations

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Joseph Tabri

October 20, 2015

Joseph Tabri, the current president of Komet of Canada Tooling Solutions, has taken on added responsibilities wtih a new role as VP of sales for Komet of America. 

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Sumitomo's T1500Z cermet grade uses a bright coating for low surface speeds.

October 13, 2015

by Kip Hanson

Small parts spell big trouble without the right turning tools

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Brian Wilson, general manager, Canada for Sandvik Coromant addresses the students during the Manufacturing Day event

October 9, 2015

Ontario high school students joined Sandvik Coromant Canada for Manufacturing Day to gain some insight into manufacturing and consider it as a career choice.

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Timothy Fara is managing director of Bilz Tool Co. Inc.

October 6, 2015

by Timothy Fara

Are you centered with your machining centre processes?

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Iscar's F3M 806 tool for cutting Inconel. Super alloys typically require slower cutting speeds

October 6, 2015

by Mary Scianna

Cutting super alloys requires skill, experience and industry know-how

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Branko Hohnec is the new general manager for Canada for Seco Tools

October 2, 2015

Brancko Hohnec has been appointed general manager, Canada, for Seco Tools. He joined Seco 11 years ago and most recently was managing director of Seco in Slovenia. He has a background in mechanical engineering. He will be based in Mississauga, ON.

 

 

 

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Sandvik Coromant's Tailor-Made program can take existing tools such as this CoroDrill to create a custom tool to meet specific needs.

September 5, 2015

by Kip Hanson

Improve machining efficiency and cut costs with specialty tooling

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Cutting Tools Tech Tips: Centering your machining centre processes

September 4, 2015

By Tim Fara, Bilz Tool Co.

Machining centre manufacturers spend effort, design, and cost to make sure the spindle in the machine will operate on centreline. Spindle rotational accuracy as well as spindle alignment play an important role in cutting tool performance and productivity.

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Haimer shrinkfit toolholding system

September 4, 2015

A US shop has doubled tool life and cut overall machining costs by introducing a new toolholder system from Haimer USA into its operation.

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Manfred Lenz

September 2, 2015

by Manfred Lenz

Overcoming deep hole drilling challenges

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The machining cell includes two DMG MORI machines and a Fanuc robot.

September 1, 2015

by Mary Scianna

Indexable drills, boring heads support BC marine product manufacturer’s quest for productivity improvements and growth

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Haimer USA office in Villa Park, IL

August 21, 2015

Steven Baier has been named national sales manager for Haimer USA and will oversee sales in Canada and the US.

“Steven’s extensive experience in tool holding and machine tool accessory sales makes him an ideal fit for our organization, and we are thrilled to have him here at Haimer to help lead our sales team,” says Brendt Holden, president of Haimer USA. Baier was previously with Lyndex Nikken for 12 years, where he served as the midwest regional sales manager.

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Kyocera's solid carbide micro saw in action.

July 28, 2015

by Kip Hanson

For small parts, slitting saws are often a great alternative to end mills

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Positioning margins correctly is critical to successful deep hole drilling performance.

July 28, 2015

by Luck Pollock

Solid carbide advancements for drilling deep holes faster and better than ever

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Nicholas Bergmann is general manager at EXSYS Tool Inc.

July 28, 2015

by Nicholas Bergmann

Perform a five-point tool head preventive maintenance inspection

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Sandvik Coromant giant boring bar

July 16, 2015

Europe’s biggest manufacturer of horizontal lathes collaborated with its partner – and broke a world record in the process, with help from Sandvik Coromant

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