Cutting Tools

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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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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