April 9, 2013
by Jim Barnes
Attitudes are changing toward tooling and tough alloys
There are two types of machine shops, says one expert: those that do a lot of high-temperature superalloy and titanium alloy work, and those that shy away from it due to long cycle times and short tool life.
March 28, 2013
Seco Tools' new EBP 5672 collet chuck for high precision machining combines the accuracy of shrinkfit and hydraulic chucks with the flexibility of a collet chuck for reduced runout, increased torque capabilities and greater productivity.
February 26, 2013
For the grooving and parting off on lathes, the new TetraCut range of grooving and parting off toolholders with corresponding inserts are ideal for turned part manufacturers in the general machining and micro machining industries. It offers an economical advantage with four cutting edges while permitting simplistic operation on Swiss type sliding head lathes.
February 24, 2013
Quebec machine shopâ€™s focus on complex, tight tolerance work calls for high-end toolholding
As a shop serving the aerospace, defense and high-tech industries, APN Inc., Quebec City, QC, must provide customers with parts that are as close to perfect as possible. Extremely complex, high precision and difficult-to-machine components are APNâ€™s specialty. Key to producing such parts to the highest industry standards, as well as faster and more accurately than the competition, is the shopâ€™s expertise in high speed, high performance three axis and five axis milling.
December 3, 2012
Tungaloy Corp.'s new interchangeable PSC standard series of toolholders for flexible machines and turning centres, the TungCap Tooling System, has been created to increase the rigidity and repeatability of turning, milling and drilling toolholders.
October 23, 2012
Innovative tool geometries, materials, ease machining challenges
by Tim Wilson
One bright spot in the current manufacturing climate is aerospace. The big players are seeing order backlogs, with the industry being transformed by newer designs and materials that can ensure lighter, stronger aircraft.
October 22, 2012
References to Henry Ford, Greek philosopher Socrates’s Socratic method of teaching and kinesthetic learning are not likely what you expect to hear when it comes to skills training, but that’s the kind of language Don Graham, education and technical services manager at Seco Tools, uses when describing teaching students in the metalworking industry.