Cutting Tools

Renishaw (Canada) president Dafydd Williams (left) shakes on the representation deal with Vince D’Alessio, president of Elliott Matsuura Canada.

March 21, 2022

Elliott Matsuura Canada has partnered with Renishaw (Canada) to represent and promote Renishaw Additive Manufacturing (AM) machines in Canada. 

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3D metal printer

March 21, 2022

by Noelle Stapinsky

3D printing important part of options available to Aarkel

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Zagar Z Mag

March 8, 2022

Zagar Inc. has introduced its Z-Mag DTM portable CNC drill and tap machine for remote holemaking operations.

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courtesy Ingersoll

March 4, 2022

For the right job, the latest generation of solid carbide three-flute drills are unbeatable.

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Three-flute drills are also said to be quite effective in materials where work-hardening is a concern.  Image: Ingersoll

February 18, 2022

Kip Hanson

For the right job, the latest generation of solid carbide three-flute drills are unbeatable

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Are you ready for the future?

February 18, 2022

by Noelle Stapinsky

What Canada’s auto industry, and the shops supplying it, must do to become a fiercely innovative, advanced manufacturing powerhouse for electric vehicles

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courtesy Louis Belet

February 10, 2022

Cutting tool and gear tool providers Star SU and Louis Bélet have entered into a strategic partnership to enhance each companies’ product portfolio and expand collective reach within the Americas and Europe. 

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DrillMeister is an exchangeable-head drill series

January 21, 2022

Tungaloy has announced the expansion of its DrillMeister exchangeable-head drill system by adding diameters ranging from 20.0 mm to 25.9 mm (from .787″ to 1.020″) to the DMF drill line for flat bottom hole drilling including counterboring.

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Double-sided square rough milling inserts

January 7, 2022

In the metalworking industry, ensuring a high-grade surface finish has always been one of the main directions in cutting tool development. This is also true for indexable face milling cutters.

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Tool order intake is on the rise

December 10, 2021

While many industries continue to suffer under the yoke of Covid-19, Canada’s machine tool business has rebounded strongly with significant increases in orders for both metal cutting and metal forming, according to Marc Hasrouny, president of the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (CMTDA).

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Andrei Petrilin, Technical Manager, Iscar.

October 22, 2021

by Andrei Petrilin

Cutter geometry and quality are key factors—and they depend on the inserts

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Path to Prosperity

October 22, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

“Slightly optimistic” might be one way to describe the results of our Business Outlook 2021 reader survey. Most respondents seem to expect a continued but gradual economic recovery, with a modest uptick in positive indicators.

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Path to Prosperity

October 22, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

How the pandemic has disrupted the economy with unforeseen challenges and unexpected opportunities

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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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