Cutting Tools

Iscar's approach to Industry 4.0

September 12, 2017

Iscar offers several Industry 4.0 standard digital tools, enabling manufacturers to access data for easy to use machining calculations that are readily available, says the company.

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CMTS show

August 30, 2017

SME Canada, the organizer of the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) wants to bring attendees an innovative experience like no other in the industry.

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A Doosan twin spindle lathe. Brian Donnelly, Ferro Technique says he's seeing a lot of twin spindle type machines in the auto sector.

August 29, 2017

With all the hoopla over multi-tasking machines and turn/mill centres, it’s easy to overlook the back to basics importance of traditional CNC machine tools.

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Electric drive broaching machines consume less floor space, up to 1,829 mm (72 in.) of stroke, and are effective in cellular manufacturing scenarios.

August 29, 2017

Need to make a million gears?

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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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Turbine blades and rotor being hoisted into place. Image: John Kirby, Erie Shores Windfarm, Ontario

August 29, 2017

In Canada over the last ten years more wind energy capacity has been built than any other form of electricity generation, says Richard Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).

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Mining accounted for $56 billion of Canada's GDP in 2015.  Image: Salt mine corridor

August 29, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s strength in natural resources is being matched by its winning hand in renewable energy

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Ferro holds machining event with Sandvik Coromant and other partners

August 22, 2017

Local manufacturers had the opportunity to learn about the latest machining innovations at a joint supplier event held at machine tool distributor Ferro Technique's Mississauga, ON, facility.

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Measuring a part off the GFMS EDM Wire-Cut E350. in B&R Custom Machining's Cambridge, ON, machine shop.

July 30, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Manufacturing innovation spurs aerospace growth

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No need to break convention: PrimeTurning can also be used to face and turn in traditional directions.  Image: Sandvik Coromant

July 30, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Breaking with tradition in turning operations can bring big benefits 

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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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Use geometries with sharp edges and positive top rakes. Image: Sandvik Coromant CoroMill 415 high feed milling cutter.

June 6, 2017

by Mary Scianna

Tips to help you succeed in aerospace machining

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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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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 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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Though not yet in micro territory, Kyocera is working to develop smaller versions of its coolant fed, double margin Hydros series drills, designed for “no peck” drilling of difficult materials. IMAGE: Kyocera

May 15, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Micro drill manufacturers achieve Lilliputian dimensions, solving big problems for their customers

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Manufacturing Support

May 15, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Gauging the pulse of Canada’s job shops and their critical role in manufacturing

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Sample of grooving parts.

May 12, 2017

Exploring issues and technology advances with Horn USA

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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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Iscar fig.2

April 17, 2017

Cemented carbide indexable inserts are an integral part of cutting tools today. Progress on manufacturing technology and design methods has led to important breakthroughs in the production of indexable inserts, says Iscar in this white paper.

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