Cutting Tools

Sandvik Coromant has launched two new ISO P steel turning insert grades, GC4415 and GC4425.

October 11, 2021

by Rolf Olofsson

What do an ancient Roman war strategy and ISO P steel turning grades have in common, and how can this help increase your machine shop’s output? Here, Rolf Olofsson, product manager at Sandvik Coromant explores how the coating and substrate of carbide grades can make a huge difference in the efficiency and productivity of steel turning processes.

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 “If there’s any part you can’t find, I’ll make it”—Craig Campbell in his Blenheim, ON shop.

October 11, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

SHOP Metalworking Technology (SMT) spotlights four passionate people and their careers in the skilled trades world 

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Applying cutting fluids at pressures of 1,000 psi (70 bar) or higher increases lubrication to the work zone while also shortening the chip’s shear zone, helping to break them up. LNS North America

August 30, 2021

by Staff writer

Recommendations on chip management from the experts

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Platinum's coolant-through tooling in action

August 11, 2021

Heimatec has announced the immediate availability of its newest coolant-through feature on all the company’s current tooling. 

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Writing to the RFID tag typically begins at the offline tool presetting station, as shown in this example with ZOLLER.  Balluff

August 3, 2021

by Kip Hanson

Why RFID tagging of toolholders is a very smart idea

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WATTS Up—Canada’s Battery Jackpot

August 3, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

The shift toward battery electric vehicles has delivered an astonishing amount of opportunities for mining, manufacturing, the supply chain and everything in between. But is Canada ready to take its rightful position in the global battery sector?

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walter eastec

July 28, 2021

Walter will showcase several new cutting tool technologies at both EASTEC ’21, (booth 5642) in W. Springfield, Mass. and SOUTHTEC ’21, (Booth 439) in Greenville, S.C.

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USNR’s $4M investment in a Fastems FMS and Okuma five axis machining centre was “definitely the right decision.” As proof, the company plans to expand its capabilities with another machining centre and additional pallet capacity.

June 3, 2021

by STAFF WRITER >>Photos courtesy USNR

Plessisville, Que. equipment manufacturer pursues a world-class machining strategy

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adopting additives

June 3, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

As the fourth industrial revolution ushers its way in, additive metal manufacturing is proving to be a disruptive technology 

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Haimer’s Microset VIO Linear tool presetters

May 2, 2021

Improved gear skiving for Haimer’s Microset VIO Linear tool presetters allows the user to find the correct point on the skiving tooth with repeatable accuracy.

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Solaxis Ingenious Manufacturing produces far more than tooling. Shown here is one of the many large format 3D-printed parts made there each year, being inspected with a portable CMM.

April 29, 2021

by Staff Writer  |  Photos Solaxis Ingenious Manufacturing Inc.

Quebec 3D printing firm redefines the meaning of ingenious

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Canada’s Aerospace Industry

April 29, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

Opportunities abound, but a national strategy and support are paramount if our aerospace industry is to recover from the pandemic and become a global player again

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Further insert types are available as special tools and can be delivered quickly

April 28, 2021

Horn USA has released its FB geometry, a solution for finishing internal and external grooves.

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The FBX combines the advantages of a flat bottom drill and a z-axis plunge mill

April 14, 2021

Kennametal’s FBX drill for flat-bottom drilling of structural aerospace parts delivers superior stability and higher removal rates when machining high temperature alloys, stainless steel and other materials.

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With more insert shapes that are compatible with more tool holders, more manufacturers will be able the take advantage of the technology

April 4, 2021

Sandvik Coromant has updated its GC4415 and GC4425 steel turning grades with more insert shapes, making them ideal for manufacturers operating in mass and batch production set-ups.

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Machining deep holes in stainless steel requires in-depth knowledge of how the machine, the metal and the process will interact.

March 27, 2021

by Christa Kettlewell and Sal Deluca 

Mastering both machine and material are a big part of success

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No art necessary: balancing a toolholder assembly is as simple as following the on-screen instructions. Haimer

March 27, 2021

by Kip Hanson

Improved tool life and machine performance are accessible to everyone. Here’s how.

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More than meets the eye

March 27, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canadian job shops remain resilient and poised for new growth and opportunity

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Due to their specially developed geometries, both milling cutters are ideal for final machining of components with steep walls, deep cavities, prismatic surfaces and transition radii.

March 17, 2021

Walter has introduced two solid carbide circle segment milling cutters, the MD838 Supreme (conical) and the MD839 (tangential) Supreme.

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Sandvik's CoroTap delivers material-specific solutions for threading a variety of metals

March 10, 2021

Sandvik Coromant is upgrading its range of tools for steel tapping operations with two updates to its solid round tools range.

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