Exploring the: Milling Tools Zone


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Anatomy of a High-Feed Insert

An examination of Horn’s recently expanded DAH series sheds light on the design features that make high-feed milling inserts effective. These particular tools also offer their own advantages.

Making Cutting Tools in New Ways

Average Chip Thickness Dictates Milling Performance

Attaining the correct average chip thickness for a particular insert should be a chief goal in any milling application. Here's an explanation of what that term means and why it's important.

In-House Tool Grinding: the “Indirect” Machine Tool Investment

Though CNC tool grinders are used primarily by cutting tool manufacturers and regrinding services, several factors have made these machines increasingly attractive for in-house tool grinding by production facilities.

The Big Step Up

A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop’s exp...

Savings from Sustainability

A project aimed at energy-efficient machining delivered production efficiencies, too.

A Systems Approach for Successful Titanium Machining

Coolant delivery, spindle connection and dynamic response all are part of a tooling formula for milling this metal productively.

How Micromachining Patience Speeds Prototype Production

A molder of tiny, silicone components for the medical industry explains how a patient, conservative approach to micromachining enables it to deliver prototypes faster.

Precision Lathe Operations on a CNC Mill

Sometimes a shop doesn’t do enough turning work to justify the purchase of a CNC lathe. But when it needs to produce precision turned parts, even if for a very small lot size, the shop needs a solution.

Make Maximum Use of the Magazine

This shop streamlined its selection of cutting tools to machine a number of parts on a pallet system. Cutting down on cutters delivered other benefits as well.


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