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Published: 3/1/2016

Contour-Following Stylus Speeds Dot-Peen Marking
Capability to mark surfaces at widely varying heights and difficult-to-reach areas makes pneumatic systems more competitive by reducing the need for special fixtures and other accessories.

Published: 1/15/2016

Base Module Forms Digital Tool Data Management
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Published: 1/1/2016

Standard Tool Classification for Better Data Communication
Cutting tool manufacturers have worked together to create a generic tool catalog format that helps link cutting tool information with applications supporting data-driven manufacturing.

Published: 1/1/2016

Toothed Edge Extends Button Insert Advantages
Particularly for long reach applications, a button insert with a serrated edge can provide greater stability, less heat-generating friction and better chip evacuation than one without.

Published: 10/20/2015

Re-Turning Adds Life to Train Wheels
Unique turning considerations and circumstances come into play when re-turning well-worn freight and metro rail wheels.

Published: 9/1/2015

The Cutter Affects Capacity
New machine tools allowed CTG to cut cycle time by 75 percent, but that wasn’t enough. Finding the right tool and process cut that cycle time further, giving the oil-industry manufacturer the capacity needed to support an important new product.

Published: 8/17/2015

When Thread Milling Makes Sense
Threading a workpiece is a fundamental metalworking process that every manufacturing engineer takes for granted.

Published: 8/1/2015

Broader Range of Applications Ahead for Ceramic Inserts?
Greenleaf's phase-toughened ceramic inserts could prove that this kind of technology has a future in more universal milling and turning applications.

Published: 7/24/2015

Breaking Chips and Controlling Burrs when Machining Automotive Transmission Components
Chip control is the bane of every shop’s existence and knowing how to consistently break chips and control burrs in ductile steels like SAE 1018, 1020, and 8620 is the holy grail of the tooling industry. When a shop experiences chip control is...

Published: 7/16/2015

A Formula for Cutting Tool Success
The hardness and toughness of a tool are generally counteractive forces, and finding the right mix can be a challenge. Wouldn’t it be nice to have both?