Cutting Tools

October 9, 2011

Coolant can be an effective way to cool a cutting tool, help expel the chip and prevent built up edge.

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October 23, 2012

Innovative tool geometries, materials, ease machining challenges

by Tim Wilson

One bright spot in the current manufacturing climate is aerospace. The big players are seeing order backlogs, with the industry being transformed by newer designs and materials that can ensure lighter, stronger aircraft. 

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June 30, 2013

Iscar customers go behind the scenes to gain insights into cutting tool R&D, manufacturing

If you want to reduce your total production costs, increase your productivity. And the best way to do that is to increase speeds and feeds. Focus on that, and you will cut the cost of production in the first year by 15 to 20 per cent.

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December 1, 2014

Users of CGTech's Vericut software for simulating CNC machine tools can now download directly Iscar tool assemblies because of a partnership between CGTech-MachiningCloud and Iscar.

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 Jim O’Leary is a process improvement specialist with LMT Onsrud.

May 8, 2017

by Jim O’Leary

Don’t overlook important elements to optimize machine tool efficiencies

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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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Manfred Lenz

September 2, 2015

by Manfred Lenz

Overcoming deep hole drilling challenges

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ISCAR's Whisperline boring tools contain a heavy tungsten mass supported between elastomeric elements. This Dynamic Vibration Absorber (DVA) is said to reduce vibrations in overhangs between  7 x D and up to 14 x D.  Iscar Tool

February 19, 2020

by Kip Hanson

Five tooling manufacturers weigh in on ways to stop chatter during internal turning operations

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Modular reamers are widely used in high volume automotive work, but are equally applicable for low volume repeat jobs.  Image: Iscar

September 25, 2018

by Kip Hanson

Put away your chucking reamers; it’s time for a modular approach to hole finishing 

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Despite that fact that carbide drills offer greater penetration rates and cutting speeds four times that of HSS, jobber drills remain a popular choice for holemaking. Image: Dormer Pramet

July 28, 2017

by Kip Hanson

The choice between solid carbide and indexable drills is often a perplexing one  

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By varying the flute pitch and helix angle slightly on alternating flutes, the harmonics that lead to chatter are immediately dampened. Image: Dormer Pramet

June 6, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Advanced cutting tools eliminate vibration during machining while improving part surface finishes

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October 29, 2011

Shop Metalworking Technology speaks with Kurt Ludeking, product manager at Walter USA, Waukesha, WI, about developments in grooving tools and cutting techniques.

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Invented in a nail factory, anti-vibration bars have advanced greatly over the past five decades.  Image: Sandvik Coromant

August 23, 2018

by Kip Hanson

Deep boring doesn’t have to be difficult...or noisy 

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Sandvik Coromant's CoroThread 266

May 28, 2018

There’s more to the choice between laydown and on-edge threading tools than personal preference 

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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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Just released: Iscar’s Logiq3Cham three-flute indexable drill is said to reduce cycle times by up to 50 per cent compared to two-flute drills. Image: Iscar

February 8, 2019

by Kip Hanson

A new generation of replaceable tip drills delivers the sweet spot between indexables and solid carbide

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October 16, 2013

BIG Kaiser
Collet chuck with KAB connection
BIG Kaiser now offers BIG Daishowa’s high precision Mega ER Grip with the Kaiser modular KAB connection, allowing for custom collet chuck configurations with standard components.

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May 16, 2013

Horn USA
CVD coated diamond tools
CVD thick-film tools are harder than PCD and twice as wear-resistant.

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OSG's Exocarb WDO drill. Sam Matsumoto says it's critical to manage tool runout on hole depths ten times the drilling diameter.

June 2, 2016

by Kip Hanson

For many applications, deep hole drills are a cost effective and productive alternative to gundrilling

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