Cutting Tools

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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Image: Seco

June 2, 2015

by Mary Scianna

As cutting tool data management moves further into the digital world, what does it mean for
your machining operations?

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Jeff Rizzie is director, digital machining, Sandvik Coromant.

August 1, 2018

by Jeff Rizzie

Improve your competitive advantage

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If you have the production volumes to justify it, custom drills are a viable option, says Kyocera Micro Tools' Joe Negron.

April 24, 2014

by Kip Hanson

Manufacturing challenges increase as holes get smaller

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Enter the Matrix: minimal floor space is needed to vend literally hundreds of unique SKUs. IMAGE: CTMS

August 1, 2018

by Kip Hanson

Industrial vending machines bring order to tool crib chaos 

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Dormer Pramet

October 1, 2014

Dormer Tools and Pramet Tools have come together under a new corporate name, Dormer Pramet. The newly formed entity debuted at IMTS 2014 in Chicago in September with the presentation of its new Pramet indexable range of cutting tools.

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by Hironori Kondo

June 2, 2015

by Hironori Kondo

A double-sided insert with positive rake angles is your best bet for small part machining

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Positioning margins correctly is critical to successful deep hole drilling performance.

July 28, 2015

by Luck Pollock

Solid carbide advancements for drilling deep holes faster and better than ever

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February 26, 2013

by Jim Barnes

The problem
Long production time due to deburring holes in aluminum

The solution
New drill, end mill tweaks eliminate deburring by 90%, cut part production time by 50%

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