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Published: 6/29/2020

High-Pressure Coolant Improves Profits and Productivity
High-pressure coolant that is efficiently applied to a cutting tool will enable faster, more precise cuts; prevent oxidation of the tooling and workpieces; and prolong the life of a cutting tool. 

Published: 6/2/2020

Speed Matters in Microtooling Applications
A variety of tooling spindle options brings micromachining work within reach for shops looking to expand their capabilities.

Published: 5/28/2020

Automatically Optimize Your CNC Machining Feed Rates
New feed-rate-optimization technology can enable CAM programmers to reduce cycle times and increase tool life for milling and turning operations.

Published: 5/12/2020

Measuring the Merit of Ceramic Cutters
In testing new ceramic microtools, a precision dynamometer ensures that cutting forces are measured precisely so tool performance parameters can be determined. 

Published: 5/7/2019

What Robotics Means for the Cutting Tools Industry
Friend or foe? Helper or fiend? Here’s what robotics really mean for the cutting tools industry and which pitfalls to avoid.

Published: 5/6/2020

Bringing a Broaching Tool Manufacturer into the 21st Century
This broaching tool manufacturer had been making its products the same way since 1945, but a new owner updated everything, from the equipment to the culture and the way it does business.

Published: 4/9/2020

Shop Starts Work on Custom Drill for Ventilators Before Purchase Order Came
When this Indiana toolmaker saw an order for cutting tools to make ventilators for coronavirus patients, his workers started grinding before the customer officially hired them.

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.