Cutting Tools

Aerospace Reroutes

April 30, 2020

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canada’s aerospace manufacturing industry has been on a growth trajectory, with a strong outlook for 2020. But that was before a global pandemic hit. Now, much like virtually every other industrial sector, aerospace parts manufacturers are adjusting to a new normal.

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BIG Kaiser's Mega Perfect Grip milling chuck has a high clamping force and low runout of less than 0.0102 mm (0.0004 in.) at 4 xD.

July 29, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Meeting the cutting demands for aerospace machining

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Heimatec tooling

February 12, 2020

U-tec a patented flexible tool adapter system from tool maker Heimatec, allows a standard ER output live tool to accept various adapters for different applications.

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IT-savvy Sullivan Machine Works' owners Noah Wesche, left and Aaron Christensen, right with their Nakamura-Tome machine.

October 8, 2019

by Andrew Brooks

Calgary shop believes big moves make sense while you’re still small

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Machining sleeves in an internal control valve at Martime Industrial Machining's shop.

September 25, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Old school manual rules allow an east coast machine shop to maintain its quality standards

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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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November 29, 2013

Sandvik Coromant analyzes chip formation

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Fidelity's machine shop includes a broad range of equipment, including EDM operations, which has become the company's fastest growing department.

September 25, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

An insistent customer helped Fidelity get used to going above and beyond

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Andrei Petrilin is a technical manager at Iscar Tools.

March 30, 2020

by Andrei Petrilin 

Tips for selecting the right attributes in cutting tools

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July 1, 2013

ATI Stellram has acquired the Assembled Threading Tools product lines of Greenfield Industries Inc.

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Walter's "smear milling" relies on high cutting speeds and feedrates to eliminate the "salt and pepper" porosity that plagues aluminum engine components.

August 29, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Competing in today’s automotive market requires high performance tooling

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Automated welding cells help AGS Automotive Systems remain competitive.

April 23, 2014

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Remaining competitive in a tough global market

The Solution: Innovation and flexiblity

Ontario auto parts stamper knows the road to success

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Fresh Start

February 8, 2019

by Noelle Stapinsky

Cautious optimism for growth prevails in Canada's automotive manufacturing sector

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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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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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The new design of OSG's CC-SUS tap eliminates bird nesting because it evacuates chips away from the tap.

September 4, 2014

by Mary Scianna

Selecting the best technique for your internal threading operations

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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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Back to the future

November 17, 2014

by Mary Scianna

Shop Metalworking Technology revisits manufacturers we've profiled in previous issues to see how they're preparing for the future

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Drew Strauchen, vice president, marketing and business development North America, Haimer USA.

September 1, 2016

by Drew Strauchen

4 ways proper tooling balance saves time and eliminates problems

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Beating Back

April 23, 2014

by Tim Wilson

Competitive pressures in the automotive sector

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