Cutting Tools

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.

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April 9, 2013

by Chris McDonald

Determining what defines high performance cutting tools

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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.

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March 28, 2013

BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. has two new indexable cutters: R-Cutter (Pat. P) and BF-Cutter from BIG Daishowa.

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March 14, 2013

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Melville, NY, is entering the Canadian market with its acquisition of Barnes Distribution North America.

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March 4, 2013

Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc. has introduced the new DNX 25° FaceMill for iron and steel applications.

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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.

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February 26, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Shop Metalworking Technology’s 2nd annual Job Shops Roundtable sheds light on the highs and lows of operating a manufacturing business in Canada

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February 26, 2013

by Jim Barnes

The problem
Long production time due to deburring holes in aluminum

The solution
New drill, end mill tweaks eliminate deburring by 90%, cut part production time by 50%

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February 26, 2013

New chip breaking technology
The new Rekord DZBF series taps eliminate the formation of long continuous chips that commonly occur when tapping carbon steels, alloy steels, and austenitic stainless steels. 

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February 24, 2013

Quebec machine shop’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 APN’s specialty. Key to producing such parts to the highest industry standards, as well as faster and more accurately than the competition, is the shop’s expertise in high speed, high performance three axis and five axis milling. 

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February 21, 2013

The government has announced it’s revamping its immigration rules to increase the speed of skilled trades immigrants into Canada.

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February 4, 2013

Iscar has upgraded its Do-Grip double-ended DGN/R/L inserts for parting with an improved clamping system.

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December 3, 2012

Delving into the tooling challenges for die and mould machining

by Tim Wilson

Die and mould machining comes with its fair share of challenges.

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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.

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November 25, 2012

Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc.'s new general purpose face mill provides substantial cost savings to consumers, claims the company.

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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. 

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October 22, 2012

If Brian Philip could change education in manufacturing in secondary and post secondary institutions, he would add the missing “sizzle” to the steak.

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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.

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