Cutting Tools

The G4014-P grooving tool holder

April 1, 2020

The G4014-P grooving tool holder from Walter is ideal for small part machining operations such as swiss type machining. The system offers an innovative new “SmartLock” insert clamping feature to access the clamping screw from the side.

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Growth potential

April 28, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Long-term planning key to future growth of Canada’s mould and die industry 

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The Pilatus Turboprop multi-role aircraft PC12 built using Haimer toolholders

May 17, 2017

The new flexible manufacturing systems at Pilatus in Stans are regularly equipped with Haimer tool holders (on the picture: shrink fit chuck with HSK-A 63/80 interface)

Haimer's toolholders are helping the only Swiss aircraft manufacturer produce better aluminum parts. Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. manufactures the Turboprop multi-role aircraft PC12 and other aircraft models, which mainly consist of aluminum structural components.

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Horn's S100  grooving insert with integrated coolant  supply provides  long tool life in  difficult to machine materials.

October 14, 2014

by Jim Barnes

Benefits and pitfalls of cutting exotic metals

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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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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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OSG’s A-Brand Ball End Mills feature the company’s Durorey coating with high chipping resistance, even in materials above 60 HRC.

March 30, 2020

by Kip Hanson

Still doing the “rough soft, finish hard” routine? There's a better way. 

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Iscar’s Sumocham is a modular drill that, when equipped with one of the company’s ICM heads, is said to be ideal for stainless steels and high-temp alloys.

June 15, 2020

by Kip Hanson

Holemaking is difficult enough as it is. Add tough materials into the mix and it can be a money pit. These tips can help

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October 27, 2013

by Kip Hanson

Cutting tool manufacturers see huge demands from the energy sector

The world needs energy. Those in pursuit of increasingly elusive fossil fuels must drill deeper and explore farther than ever before.

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Xtra·tec XT M5008 milling cutter from Walter

March 18, 2020

Walter’s Xtra·tec XT M5008, an indexable high-feed milling cutter handles high-feed-per-tooth processes with low axial depths of cut.

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December 3, 2013

High feed milling cuttiers

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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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WALTER HELITRONIC RAPTOR

April 8, 2020

Grind and re-sharpen rotationally symmetrical tools with the Walter Helitronic Raptor from United Grinding Group.

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April 9, 2013

by Chris McDonald

Determining what defines high performance cutting 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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Andrei Petrilin is a technical manger for Iscar. www.iscar.ca

June 15, 2020

by Andrei Petrilin

Tool accuracy plays an integral role in high speed machining success

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Bore production with a DAH high feed axial cutter from PH Horn.

March 30, 2018

by Kip Hanson

Three cutting tool providers offer advice on high feed milling

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Sandvik Coromant’s CoroDrill 860 is available in grades optimized for steel, stainless steel, non-ferrous materials and heat-resistant superalloys.  Sandvik Coromant

February 19, 2020

by Kip Hanson

Forget about the price, solid carbide is the clear winner when it comes to holemaking

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A single threading tool can be used to cut a range of tool thread pitches and sizes.  Image: Sandvik Coromant

April 27, 2015

by Kip Hanson

Tips on single-point thread cutting from the experts

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When clearance is not an issue in deep-hole drilling, use the shortest gauge length toolholder possible for added rigidity and less risk of balance and/or runout issues. Image: BIG Kaiser

March 30, 2015

by Mary Scianna

Toolholder considerations for drilling deep holes 10 to 30 times the hole diameter

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