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Published: 3/14/2020

Burnishing Face Mill Eliminates Manual Lapping, Polishing
Why task employees to polish large, flat metal surfaces? Try a machine tool with a diamond burnishing face mill instead.  

Published: 9/1/2019

Is Robotic Automation the Key to Drawing (and Keeping) New Employees?
Robotic automation is transforming a job that was perhaps a machine operator’s least-favorite work assignment into one that is not a heavy lift.  

Published: 7/7/2019

When a Swiss-Type Is a Lathe and a Five-Axis Mill
Swiss-type lathes with a swiveling B axis enable this shop to machine parts complete and unattended that it otherwise couldn’t using its five-axis machining centers. Here is some of what it learned adopting this new technology.

Published: 7/30/2019

Modulated CNC Turning: How a Reversal in the Tool Path Can Deliver Greater Cutting Speed
UNCC researchers introduce modulation into the tool path. Chip breaking was the goal, but higher metal removal rate is an intriguing secondary effect.

Published: 5/29/2019

7 Tips for Programming Ceramic Cutting Tools
Ceramic tools require different thinking and a willingness to tweak tool paths developed with carbide in mind.

Published: 12/4/2019

How AM Is Advancing into Cutting Tools: Photos from EMO
The design freedom of additive manufacturing delivers increased performance to cutting tools. At the world’s leading exposition for machine tools, I saw various examples of this.

Published: 11/27/2019

Tool Setting Fixture Boosts Process Security for High-Volume Shop
Along with switching to a different milling tool to improve surface finishes on aluminum parts, Alupress also employed Mapal's Uniset-P setting fixture to make the process reliable and efficient. 

Published: 11/26/2019

Drilling and Chamfering Tool Solves Machine Shop's Vexing Problem
An oil & gas part with a lot of holes required that Utex use two different tools to ensure burr-free inner and outer diameters. With Heule’s Vex-S tool, the shop realized time savings per cycle of an entire minute by performing drilli...

Published: 11/25/2019

Optimizing Machine Tool Investment Through Cooperation
Manufacturers that purchase the right machines and cutting tools from the start save valuable time and maximize return on investment.

Published: 11/8/2019

Medical Screw Solution Includes More than Cutting Tools
With companies producing so many medical screws, every second saved counts. A turnkey program can help manufacturers machine these parts as efficiently as possible.