Cutting Tools

REGO FIX Automated Tool setup

May 24, 2019

by Bill Obras & David McHenry

Multiple technologies must work together for equipment compatibility

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Though most commonly performed on Swiss-style screw machines, thread whirling is also feasible on mill-turn centres and multitasking lathes.  Image: Horn USA

May 24, 2019

by Kip Hanson

Time-saving alternatives to traditional threading techniques

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The Future of Aerospace: Up in the Air

May 24, 2019

by Noelle Stapinsky

A national strategy of support and investment is critical if Canada’s aerospace industry is to remain globally competitive

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 Manfred Lenz

April 28, 2019

by Manfred Lenz

Best practices for choosing the right tools

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Machinists have long been told that turning forces should be directed towards the chuck. Sandvik Coromant’s Prime turning breaks that rule. Image: Sandvik Coromant

April 28, 2019

by Kip Hanson

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The Supermini system is able to bore holes down to 0.2 mm (0.008 in.) in diameter, and accepts more than 1,000 different grooving, back-boring, profiling and threading inserts. Image: Horn USA

April 28, 2019

by Kip Hanson

Multidirectional turning and grooving tools save time, improve tool life and reduce operating costs

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Fit for Manufacturing

April 28, 2019

by Noelle Stapinsky

How job shops in Canada can remain comepetitve and grow in today's challenging market

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While conventional parting-off tools align with the X axis of the machine tool, the Y axis tool has been rotated 90° counterclockwise to align with the Y axis.

March 29, 2019

by Kevin Burton

A simple, but incredibly effective principle

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Luke Pollock Product Manager

March 29, 2019

Luke Pollock, Product Manager

Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine speaks with Walter Tools’ Luke Pollock about advances, cutting strategies and challenges

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Reshaping the future

March 29, 2019

by Noelle Stapinsky

Diversification and collaboration keep Canada’s tool, die and mould sector healthy and growing

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Jan Andersson is the North American  director-indexable inserts for YG1.

February 8, 2019

by Jan Andersson

Tool wear patterns can be used to maximize productivity

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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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Fresh Start

February 8, 2019

by Noelle Stapinsky

Cautious optimism for growth prevails in Canada's automotive manufacturing sector

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High feed cutters are available in indexable versions as well as solid carbide. Image:  Seco

October 23, 2018

by Kip Hanson

Still doing the three step mouldmaking dance? It might be time for a change. 

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2019 Business Outlook

October 23, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canada’s manufacturing industry is poised to take business to the next level and step up on the global playing field

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Absolute Fabrication and Machining Ltd. remains competitive by investing in equipment that gives the machine shop the ability to provide quality services at competitive pricing.

September 25, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Striving to be that one stop shop is one small fabrication shop’s secret to its growth

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Apollo Machine and Welding specializes in downhole drilling equipment for the global oil and gas industry.

September 25, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Using R&D to go beyond demand to supply future needs 

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