Breaking the Barriers for Small Tool Breakage Detection

This contact-free tool breakage detector, especially useful for machine tools with small tools and small workzones, offers a quick and efficient way to change out broken tools before they cause bigger problems.

Cutting Tools

CNC Turning Tips for HRSA Materials

Rough-turning, heat-resistant superalloys can be challenging. However, new carbide insert technology provides the capability to perform high-speed, high-feed roughing in a single pass.
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Cutting Tools

4 Strategies for Managing Chip Control

Having strategies in place for managing chips is an important part of protecting the production process, from tool life to product quality.

Cutting Tools

Tips to Make CNC Machining Tool Failure Predictable

Accurate prediction of tool life is key to establishing a controlled, repeatable and reliable CNC machining process.


Shop Sets its Sights on Precise Tool Alignment

A Wisconsin shop has found that visual tool alignment technology has improved tool life and surface finishes for its Swiss-type lathes while increasing throughput as well.


Precision Machining Technology Review October 2022: Toolholders

Production Machining showcases some of the latest toolholders, including technology from Goeltenbodt, Horn, GenSwiss, iSwiss, Iscar and Kaiser Tool.


VIDEO: Swiss Shop’s Choice of Collets Facilitates Backworking

This Swiss shop discovered workholding collets that satisfy the needs of its very small, delicate and complex medical parts production on the subspindle, making once impossible processes not only doable but more efficient and esthetically pleasing. 

Air-Actuated Back-Spotfacing is Now an Option

A coolant-actuated, back-spotfacing tool design is now available in an air-actuated version for machines that don’t offer through-tool coolant delivery or parts that can’t be machined using coolant.

Five-Axis Fixturing Fun

This shop creates intricate fixtures — some of which it has given interesting names — for very complex jobs and high-volume work on five-axis machining equipment.

Precision Machining Technology Review September 2022: Cutting Tools

Production Machining showcases some of the latest cutting tools, including technology from Heule Precision Tools, Horn, Ceratizit, Ingersoll Cutting Tools, Schwanog and Walter.


Cutting Tools

IMCO Carbide Tool Inc. End Mills for Faster Part Cycles

The M936 Pow-R-Feed series is designed to make various toolpath moves without slowing down, providing faster cycle times and more production.


Dillon's Full-Grip Chuck Jaws Reduce Part Distortion

Dillon full-grip jaws are ideal for high-speed machining, as well as precision boring, tapping, drilling and finishing across most industrial markets.


The Value of Dual Thread Whirling Units for Bone Screws

Dual thread whirling units on a Swiss-type enable it to produce medical bone screws with two different thread leads in one setup, eliminating the need for time-consuming, single-point threading.

Cutting Tools

The Value of Tool Monitoring on Rotary Transfer Machines

By using a tool monitoring system, shops can save costs associated with machine maintenance and downtime for tool changes while increasing cutting performance.
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Cutting Tools

Get an Inside Peek at 3D Printed Tooling

Booth features 3D-printed milling cutter, both a complete tool and a partial tool, to show internal cooling channels and other complex features.


The Promise of Monitoring Live-Tooling Performance

Sensor technology on live-tooling units could not only prove valuable for predictive maintenance but also overall production monitoring and improvement for a range of machine tool brands.

Swiss Machining Demo Shows Off Carbide Cutting Tool Lines

Pilot Precision, Palbit’s exclusive U.S. distributor, showcases Palbit’s cutting tools as well as its own broaching and drilling products.

Cutting Tool Insert Options for Turning HRSA Materials

Consideration of the types of tools used to turn heat-resistant super alloys commonly used for aerospace components is a necessary part of developing an effective machining process for those materials.

Keeping Your Tool Cool From the Inside Out

Dual internal coolant channels in this parting off/grooving tool are said to provide greater cooling capability than external flood coolant delivery.