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Published: 10/16/2018

Giving New Methods of Thread Cutting a Whirl
Two new forms of thread whirling promise to make the thread cutting process more efficient.

Published: 10/13/2018

Video: What Can Force Analysis Tell You About Your Machining Process?
See cuts and force profiles corresponding to tool failure, built-up edge and a tool that is too positive for the setup.

Published: 9/14/2018

Heule's IMTS Booth Offers Family Welcome
“If there is one time that our customers and potential customers have the benefit of experiencing the combination of the largest amount of experience and knowledge in hole finishing solutions for high volume manufacturing, it’s at IMTS.&...

Published: 9/7/2018

When to Choose Custom Tooling
While most shops try to use standard, off-the-shelf cutting tools for as many operations as possible, it is often more cost effective to invest in custom tools.

Published: 7/31/2018

Tips for Thread Milling Tricky Materials
Compared to tapping, thread-milling technology offers advantages for creating threads in challenging materials, such as tool steel, stainless steel and high-temperature alloys. Here are a few tips for establishing an effective thread-milling process...

Published: 7/22/2018

Using Cameras to Align Tools and Spindles on Swiss-Type Lathes
Installing cameras in the spindles of a Swiss-type lathe can simplify the alignment of tools with the main and subspindles as well as the alignment of those spindles with each other.

Published: 7/2/2018

Understanding Circle-Segment Milling Tools
The circle-segment cutter represents a class of milling tool in which the CAM software is key for using the tool effectively. Cutting profiles presented at the proper angles realize cycle-time reductions in contoured workpieces such as molds. A CAM ...

Published: 3/15/2018

Back-Spotfacing Tool Frees Production from Costly Bottlenecks
By removing the need to detach and reattach the cutting head in a traditional back-spotfacing process, a cutting tool from Heule saved Sicom Industries two to three hours per part.  

Published: 3/14/2018

Milling Splines Increases Quality, Enhances Versatility
Instead of using a hobbing machine to generate splines in PTO shafts, Weasler Engineering milled them with modified Ingersoll cutters to improve both the flexibility of its machining operation and its part quality.

Published: 3/6/2018

Iscar Leader Describes Tool Technology for Machine Shops Acting on Data
As more sophisticated insight into machining performance reveals opportunities for efficiency gain, the value of tooling choices that save time will become increasingly clear.