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.
A father-son team grew into full manufacturing and service of special cutting tools, special taps, threading dies and thread gages.
February cutting tool consumption of $173.4 million was up 9.3 percent from the previous month.
Cheryl Bush is recognized by the Manufacturing Institute.
The ZIP+ XTRA cutting wheel from Walter Surface Technologies uses an exclusive, patented rib design that reduces friction on the surface for faster and cooler cutting in the most demanding applications.
These special tools have been developed for increasing process reliability when machining problematic materials with higher ductility.
As markets reduce the number of machining operations, more complicated indexable drilling geometries are becoming more common. Finite element analysis software allows shops to better understand their processes, providing not only forces and chip shape results, but also stresses and temperatures throughout the cutting process.