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.
March orders of $184.08 million were up six percent over the previous month.
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.
By targeting the coolant stream as close to right place in the cutting zone as possible, coolant-through tooling systems can bring improvements that range from higher cutting speeds to better surface finish by effectively controlling chips and helping to optimize tool life and increase production. Here are some of the latest systems to consider.
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.