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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: 3/14/2018

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: 6/23/2017

Amerimold: Moldmaking's Biggest Show Captures Current Metalworking Technology
Many of the emerging developments and key trends in metalworking technology were represented at this show, making it a revealing cross-section of current advances.

Published: 4/21/2017

High-Productivity End Mills Made Possible Due to Tech of Penn Plant
Seco Tools cites the Stabilizer 2.0 end mill as an example of the type of product it is able to manufacture because of the grinding technology that has been part of the improvement of its Niagara Cutter facility.

Published: 4/4/2017

New Tooling Technologies for Today, Tomorrow
A recent visit to Sandvik Coromant’s headquarters in Sandviken, Sweden, revealed a handful of technologies that will impact machining and machine monitoring moving forward.

Published: 3/10/2017

Ultrasonic Technology Poised for Advance into General Machining
Formerly applied only to exotic materials such as ceramics and gemstones, ultrasonic machining has been adapted to more general manufacturing. Titanium and CFRP are two workpiece materials in which the counterintuitive technology shows promise.

Published: 3/2/2017

Tool Mfr. Commits to Marketing-Free Product Training Seminars
Responding to feedback from its customers, Dapra Corp. changed its seminar model to focus less on marketing, and more on technical training.

Published: 2/23/2017

Applications Advance for Solid Ceramic End Mills
All they need is speed! Tools for roughing nickel-based alloys can be used in the same processes as carbide tools, just with high rpm and no coolant.

Published: 2/9/2017

Video: Custom Workholding for Tool Regrinding
This shop uses a simple toolholding device on a machine meant for unattended tool production to regrind tools that already have their precision geometry.

Published: 12/2/2016

Can Additive Manufacturing Increase Milling Feed Rates?
With PCD tooling, yes it can. The diamond cutting edges demand a large number of flutes to realize their full effectiveness. Traditional methods for making cutter bodies limit the number of flutes, but 3D printing is delivering tools with higher flu...