Cutting Tools

walter threadmill supreme

July 1, 2020

The TC470 Supreme solid carbide thread former from Walter combines a new geometry with more forming edges than comparable thread formers. 

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Dormer Pramet acquires Miranda Tooling

June 24, 2020

Dormer Pramet has inked a deal to acquire Mumbai-based Miranda Tools, a manufacturer of high-speed steel (HSS) and solid carbide cutting tools.

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Big Kaiser's jet-through hydraulic chucks

June 17, 2020

Big Kaiser has expanded its jet-through hydraulic chuck line to include the BCV interface and additional inch sizes.

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Andrei Petrilin is a technical manger for Iscar. www.iscar.ca

June 15, 2020

by Andrei Petrilin

Tool accuracy plays an integral role in high speed machining success

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Iscar’s Sumocham is a modular drill that, when equipped with one of the company’s ICM heads, is said to be ideal for stainless steels and high-temp alloys.

June 15, 2020

by Kip Hanson

Holemaking is difficult enough as it is. Add tough materials into the mix and it can be a money pit. These tips can help

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Drive Time?

June 15, 2020

by Noelle Stapinsky

In the face of a global pandemic, the questions facing Canada’s automotive supply sector will shape the industry for years to come

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Ingersoll Gold-QuadF tooling

June 10, 2020

Gold-QuadF high-feed cutters from Ingersoll Cutting Tool Co. feature robust edge geometries to promote longer tool life and super-free cutting geometries for removal rates up to 66 per cent higher.

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TM1501, TM2501 and TM3501 cut austenitic stainless steel to high-alloyed, super-duplex stainless steels

June 1, 2020

Seco Tools has released new grades specifically for stainless steel turning featuring the company’s latest Duratomic and its Used-Edge Detection technology. 

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Walter’s Helicheck Plus and Helicheck Pro machines from United Grinding North America

May 28, 2020

Walter’s Helicheck Plus and Helicheck Pro machines from United Grinding North America now feature new modules for tool cleaning and laser marking. 

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Dormer MRO Application

May 20, 2020

Dormer Pramet has created a special selection of cutting tools and drills aimed at the critical MRO sector. 

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elm flm breaker inserts

May 13, 2020

Improve surface finish in long-chipping materials with Big Kaiser Precision Tooling’s two new insert chip-breakers.

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1 2ndxtPR PPEClean 3mb

May 13, 2020

EXAIR’s 1/2 NPT no drip external mix air atomizing spray nozzles work in the same way as standard atomizing nozzles, but completely stop liquid flow when compressed air is shut off.

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Because metal AM machines readily print tool steel as well as dozens of other alloys, a huge variety of customized tooling is now possible, as shown in this photo from ISCAR.  ISCAR

April 30, 2020

by Kip Hanson

Cutting tool manufacturers have begun to embrace a technology that some said would make their products obsolete

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Adam Dimitroff is an applications engineer  with OSG Canada

April 30, 2020

by Adam Dimitroff 

Selecting the right router for aerospace machining

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Aerospace Reroutes

April 30, 2020

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canada’s aerospace manufacturing industry has been on a growth trajectory, with a strong outlook for 2020. But that was before a global pandemic hit. Now, much like virtually every other industrial sector, aerospace parts manufacturers are adjusting to a new normal.

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Jim Quick, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

April 30, 2020

We are at a critical point in the history of our sector and country

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WALTER HELITRONIC RAPTOR

April 8, 2020

Grind and re-sharpen rotationally symmetrical tools with the Walter Helitronic Raptor from United Grinding Group.

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The G4014-P grooving tool holder

April 1, 2020

The G4014-P grooving tool holder from Walter is ideal for small part machining operations such as swiss type machining. The system offers an innovative new “SmartLock” insert clamping feature to access the clamping screw from the side.

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Andrei Petrilin is a technical manager at Iscar Tools.

March 30, 2020

by Andrei Petrilin 

Tips for selecting the right attributes in cutting tools

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OSG’s A-Brand Ball End Mills feature the company’s Durorey coating with high chipping resistance, even in materials above 60 HRC.

March 30, 2020

by Kip Hanson

Still doing the “rough soft, finish hard” routine? There's a better way. 

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