Cutting Tools

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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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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March 4, 2012

By Jim Barnes

Dampening vibration in extended reach toolholders boosts productivity

Extended-reach tooling can provide significant  productivity benefits through reductions in setup times.

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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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by Al Choiniere

April 28, 2018

by Al Choiniere

Combining cutting operations in a single tool increases speed to market 

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Chris Foschaar  is application/sales engineer with  Horn USA Inc.

May 31, 2017

by Chris Foschaar

Thread whirling may be the better option over single point threading

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The part machining bay at Omega's facility. The shop produces plastic injection, compression, R.I.M and die cast moulds primarily for the automotive industry.

October 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

In a demanding industry, survival and success require constant improvement

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