Cutting Tools

Opening a Connected Path from Digital Art to Part to Profit

Having data is not enough. Whether the data is identifying and describing the workpiece, the materials, the machines that will make it, the approval specification or other manufacturing criteria, all of the information must be organized in a manner which allows the data to work for you. This is where the digital intelligence of the smart factory comes into play.
Cutting Tools: Articles

Tool Management

The Smart Factory uses cyber-physical automation for tool management at every stage: from purchasing to programming to operation; from selecting, ordering and maintaining the proper tools for particular jobs to precise recommendations for cutting data to generating CNC programs for specific applications.

How to Double Throughput on Turning Large Scale Parts

Shops that turn large scale parts for power generation equipment and oil patch machinery are now achieving up to twice the material removal rate and extreme depth of cut, even while cutting forces stay the same as before or actually decrease and insert edge life improves. Here’s how they do it.

Great Expectations

This family-owned and operated machine shop explains how they found a grooving and cut-off system at a competitive price point that performed beyond their expectations by cutting their insert costs in half and tripling their tool life.

Solid Ceramic Endmills Provide Stellar Performance

To deliver Inconel parts on time with zero scrap, this aerospace supplier uses 4-flute and 6-flute end mills constructed of SiAlON KYS40 grade ceramic for roughing nickel-based high-temperature alloys.

Fulfilling Modern Micromachining Demands on a Legacy Machine

Looking for a creative way to achieve the requested specifications for a potentially lucrative micromachining job without having to invest in a very expensive specialized machine tool? A spindle speeder may be your best – and only – way to secure the deal.


Cutting Tools: Industry News

KBC Tools Granted National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification

They are granted certification by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.

Sandvik Coromant Appoints New President

Nadine Crauwels will lead their continuing development as a leading supplier of tools, tooling systems and know-how to the manufacturing industry.

Strong Demand for U.S. Cutting Tools

Orders in March jumped 14 percent to $200.1 million as demand stayed strong across all market sectors.


Cutting Tools: Products

Production and Support Machinery for the Cutting Tool

Rush Machinery introduces their new and improved FC-350W Wheel Truing and Dressing Machine, Easy-Cut Semi-Automatic Cut-Off Machine, and their BMT200S Balancing Machine.

High Speed Machining of Heat Resistant Super Alloys

BIDEMICS, Solid Ceramic End Mills, High Feed Cutters, Groove Duo and Shaper Duo tools from NTK Cutting Tools enable faster cutting speeds for higher productivity.

Ceramic Milling Tools for Difficult-to-Machine Materials

The Excelerator Milling system and XSYTIN-1 phase-toughened ceramic insert grade from Greenleaf achieve high milling productivity and cost savings on difficult-to-machine materials to provide machine shops with a competitive advantage.