Cutting Tools

April 9, 2013

by Jim Barnes

Attitudes are changing toward tooling and tough alloys

There are two types of machine shops, says one expert: those that do a lot of high-temperature superalloy and titanium alloy work, and those that shy away from it due to long cycle times and short tool life.

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Trouble Ahead?

February 11, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Uncertainty mars manufacturing outlook

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To reduce Built-Up Edge (BUE), reduce the pressure or the heat, advises Scientific Cutting Tools.

May 2, 2016

by Ruth Christopher and Harvey Patterson

Misdiagnosis can lead to tool failure and costly downtime

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Tungaloy event Chicago

April 10, 2016

Tungaloy TetraForceCut

Tungaloy TungTurnJet

Product launch features 1,050 new products for milling, drilling and turning

Hundreds of manufacturers from Canada, the US and Mexico, as well tooling distributors congregated in Chicago, IL, on April 5 for Tungaloy America's North American launch of TunGForce, a new line of tooling.

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Tungaloy DoMiniTurn Insert Expansion

December 1, 2014

Tungaloy has expanded its DoMiniTurn/Bore Line, a double-sided positive insert line that features a unique toolholder and insert design.

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New Tungaloy production facility

February 25, 2015

Tungaloy Corp. has completed a significant expansion of its production operations at its headquarters in Japan.

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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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Andrew Petrilin

September 4, 2014

by Andrei Petrilin

How turn-milling can increase cutting efficiency

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Sandvik Coromant's PrimeTurning is a new turning methodology that enables turning in all directions.

April 3, 2017

Sandvik Coromant has introduced a new concept in turning: PrimeTurning, a new turning methodology which enables turning in all directions.

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May 26, 2013

Tungaloy Corp.'s new range of turning inserts, EcoTurn, are dimensionally smaller than standard ISO insert ranges making these inserts eco-friendly because they need less resourse than standard inserts, claims the company. Tungaloy also claims that despite the smaller size, the performance of the EcoTurn inserts is equal to standard size inserts.

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February 5, 2012

A new range of turning inserts from Sandvik Coromant adds more flexibiity to small batch production environments.

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February 22, 2012

Acquiring expertise in turning high-temperature alloys and other tough materials helps expand a shop’s options in otherwise consolidating markets.

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Walter Prototyp threading tool

January 27, 2014

Prototyp Prototex Eco Plus from Walter is a versatile through-hole tap that delivers what the compamy describes as "superior performance and tool life."

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Bilz SCK-HSK optimized synchro chuck

July 21, 2014

Volkswagon's Salzgitter, Germany plant had a problem with its Minimum Quantity Lubrication and dry processing operations.

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November 24, 2011

Tungaloy opened its new insert manufacturing plant in Iwaki City, Fukushima, Japan recently and Warren Buffet, chairman and CEO of Bershire Hathaway, the major investor in Tungaloy’s parent company IMC International Metalworking Companies, was on had to celebrate the event.

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May 1, 2013

Berkshire Hathaway to acquire balance of IMC International Metalworking Companies for $2.05 billion

Berkshire Hathaway Inc., IMC International Metalworking Companies B.V., and IMC’s founding Wertheimer family, announced that Berkshire Hathaway has acquired from the Wertheimer family the 20 per cent of IMC International Metalworking Companies that it does not already own, for consideration of US$2.05 billion.

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September 3, 2012

Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc.’s new ceramic grades emphasize a dynamic balance between wear resistance and toughness in rough turning and milling of cast iron.

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The Matrix system from CTMS offers a compact design and onboard control with integrated software.

July 30, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Without a tool management system, your shop is leaving money on the table

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February 22, 2012

How to troubleshoot tough turning problems

by Ed Robertson

Even the most technologically advanced turning tools will eventually wear and fail, particularly when turning hard-to-machine materials.

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August 11, 2013

by Tim Wilson

Only shops with rapid response to this sector’s challenging demands will succeed

Medical device manufacturing is one of the most exciting industrial sectors in Canada, but also one of the most challenging–specifically given the complexity of the regulatory environment.

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