Cutting Tools, Tooling & Workholding
Designed for low horsepower draw and free machining, the new VSM490 double-sided shoulder milling platform from WIDIA delivers a sizeable cost benefit over single-sided tools for achieving true 90 deg shoulders and floors with superior surface
The double sided VSM49 shoulder milling platform from WIDIA reduces horsepower at the machine with higher speed and feed rates that get jobs done faster and improve surface quality.
Cutting Tools, Tooling & Workholding
Ideal for machining hardened steel, CPMill five-edged solid carbide ball nose milling cutters from Mapal are equipped with a CFS interface for easy changing of the milling heads and precise tuning of the taper and face that achieves a high concentricity of ≤ 5 μm, excellent rigidity and consistently high quality.
CPMill ball nose milling cutters from Mapal use highly-spiralled geometry to ensure optimal chip removal that is ideal for producing homokinetic joints of hardened steel.
Cutting Tools, Tooling & Workholding
Ideal for machining hard materials up to 66 HRC, Supermini Type 105 cutting inserts from Horn use an engineered combination of carbide substrate, coating and cutting geometry that offers a highly cost-effective alternative to CBN cutting materials that were required before.
Supermini Type 105 boring inserts from Horn offer a highly cost-effective alternative to the CBN cutting materials.
Cutting Tools, Tooling & Workholding
The universal, positive insert geometries on Tiger·tec Silver MP4, MM4, and MK4 inserts from Walter reduce downtime and scrap in steel, stainless, and iron machining operations. They are ideal for boring operations of all types, profile turning, turning or boring of thin wall or unstable workpieces; internal machining with long overhangs; and on Swiss type machines or multi-spindle machines.
Tiger·tec Silver MP4, MM4 and MK4 universal, positive insert geometries from Walter reduce downtime and boost performance in steel, stainless and iron machining.
Industry News

X(-5) Marks the Spot

From metal service centers in the U.S to industrial plant contractors in Turkey, fabricators everywhere are discovering how 5-axis waterjet cutting capabilities can be used to grow their business in heavy industrial applications. 

Electron Beam Welding vs. Laser Welding

A comparison of the two processes by application and cost.

Precision Grinding With Graphical Monitoring

The special controls used by thread grinding machine tool builder Mikromat keeps their machines simple to operate as they get faster and more precise to meet complex aviation, aerospace, marine and automobile applications.

Innovations in Workholding

Workholding must be updated to make full use of the small lot flexibility that machine tools now offer so that the same part cost can be achieved in much shorter production runs. Here are some of the latest advances in workholding technology for shops to consider. 

Automating GD&T Principles and Practices Into Inspection

The advanced software in these new shop floor inspection systems integrates geometric dimensioning and tolerancing parameters into the measurement process to improve the assessment of functional precision in the parts being measured. 

All Clear

Indoor air quality in the workplace is the subject of much attention these days for good reason. Poor air quality inside fabrication and machine shops can profoundly affect employee health, comfort, and productivity. Here are some of the newest systems that can help to clear the air on your shop floor. 

Hearing Conservation: Fit Testing for Heavy Fabrication

Fit testing advances hearing protection at the steel mill: even the best earplugs won’t work — if they’re not properly worn.

Magnetic Trays for Tool Storage

Arsenal 5920 and 5925 Magnetic Tray Organizers by Ergodyne are ideal for working with foreign ferromagnetic objects or those with daily FME and FOD hazards.