The days when precision tools and additive manufacturing strategies could not co-exist are history.
Proper tooling selection is the key for optimal results in this demanding application.
Today’s holemaking techniques need to be more efficient than ever to meet greater demands and closer tolerances. Ultimately, the tool — and its application — matter. For optimal success, it's time to see the whole picture.
Swedish steel maker SSAB explains how progress is being made on long hole drilling in wear resistant and harder mold and die steels as a way to avoid heat treating.
Cutting tool consumption fell 4.6 percent from the previous month to $165.68 million.
Rick Rath is a tapping applications expert that can help shops address and solve tapping and threading issues.
Caution about sluggish growth as U.S. cutting tool consumption fell to $173.6 million for the month.
Using the Insta-Quote system from Allied Machine, shops can quickly design, draw and obtain a quote; instantly print it out with a PDF drawing; then confirm, process and deliver the order through a local distributor.
Polycrystalline Diamond T-A Drill inserts from Allied Machine can withstand strong and highly abrasive materials like CFRP-titanium stacks, aluminum, titanium, copper, magnesium, fiberglass, and chipboard used in the aerospace and automotive applications.
Monaghan Tooling offers “Speed-Drill R4” geometry in solid carbide round tools from MK Tools that effectively drills all popular materials used in automotive engine and chassis components.