Cutting Tool Engineering Plus Interactive Reports Archive
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Follow along as the European Space Agency documents the progress of its Herschel Space Observatory in this slide show produced in conjunction with the Summer 2009 cover story in our sister publication MICROmanufacturing.
|2009 business outlook|
The members of the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) predict a tough year ahead for the industry, according to a spring survey conducted by the organization. View this exclusive slideshow and report.
Along with the May CTE cover story detailing innovative technologies and techniques for manufacturing minimally invasive medical devices, CTEPlus offers a glimpse into how one medical device is used to clear a clogged artery.
|Making the glass mold|
Watch as Quality Mould Inc. and others offer a brief glimpse into their glass moldmaking process as part of our Web-based supplement to the April cover story in Cutting Tool Engineering magazine.
Not all landing gear tests require facilities the size of small towns or the ability to land the 787 Dreamliner. Check out the system Carter Aviation Technologies has been testing.
|Wind Power Parts|
Presented here—as a complement to our February cover story in Cutting Tool Engineering magazine—is a video of a SideLok long-edge milling cutter from Valenite LLC, Madison Heights, Mich., machining Ti6Al4V at a cutting speed of 150 sfm.
One of the largest cutting tool companies in the world began as a kitchen-table operation in a remote part of Israel. Learn more about Iscar's past and present in this special report.
Presented as a supplement to Cutting Tool Engineering's January cover story, "Down-hole, High-tech," this two-minute animation from Phillips Engineering Technologies clearly depicts the operation of a twin-ram vertical turning lathe.
Frank Battaglia, staff engineer for Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., provides a couple of pointers regarding the use of shims with laydown threading inserts to achieve optimal results.
As automakers 'lightweight' vehicles by incorporating more aluminum and microalloy steel components, CTE Plus offers a brief slideshow on the subject to supplement our September cover story.
Cutting Tool Engineering Editor Alan Richter interviews Carlos Cardoso, Kennametal's Chairman, President and CEO while attending IMTS 2008.
|Focus: Sandvik Coromant|
Learn more about Sandvik Coromant's outlook for the aerospace market and the reason the company emphasizes training and productivity in this 11-minute video report.
Graham Ruck, sales/applications manager for Leer Technologies Inc., reviews the newest features of the SARIX-200 3-D Multi-Axis MicroEDM Milling machine.
|Laser marks the spot|
Adam J. Wayne, a sales/engineering representative with Laser Marking Technologies, takes a few minutes to chat with the CTE Plus video crew during the EASTEC show this spring.
Data Flute CNC's Cliff Flynn, director of research and new product development, gets rough with the company's AFDH finishing tool.
|High-speed wire act|
The CTE Plus video crew captured a brief demonstration of the FI 240 CC high-speed wire EDM machine at the GF AgieCharmilles booth during the EASTEC show this spring.
Cutting Tool Engineering Contributing Editor Bill Kennedy offers a video supplement to the October cover story.
Pick up some advice for drilling ductile cast iron and view a brief demonstration of the Ingersoll Qwik-Twist drill with a chamfer ring attachment.
|A Cutting Moment|
The CTE Plus video crew dropped by the Greenleaf Corp. booth at EASTEC 2008 for a brief cutting tool demonstration.
|Short Cycle Time|
Daniel Dean, national sales manager for Tsugami USA, explains the features of Tsugami's newest Swiss-turn machine, the SS 32, during a brief demonstration captured on video during EASTEC 2008 by the CTE Plus video crew.
Captured on video at EASTEC 2008, the Milltronics TT24 uses an integrated twin table machining center that Sales Engineer Craig Foster says will keep CNC operators busy.
Brian McKahan, a Rollomatic sales and applications representative, provides the CTE Plus video crew a brief tour and demo of the GrindSmart®620XS precision tool grinder while at EASTEC 2008.
|Virtual Company Showcase|
Check out our Virtual Company Showcase featuring video, company profiles, contact information and a wide variety of product highlights from 22 companies throughout the industry. Just scroll down to click on the company of your choice.
|Now hear this|
To learn a little more about acoustic emission monitoring systems, view this 10-minute video featuring one such system from Dittel GmbH, represented in the U.S. by GTI Spindle Technology Inc. Randy Masters of GTI explains.
|Hard Turn for the Better|
With so much of the news focused on manufacturing jobs lost to China, India and elsewhere, one Illinois shop is making it big in the plastic injection mold industry.
|Youth Must Be Served|
Watch how some companies are fighting the negative image of manufacturing with a clean, high-tech message aimed at youth.
|Tool Spray Redux|
CTE Plus offers a look at minimum-quantity lubrication in action thanks to video provided by the Horkos Corp.
Western Oklahoma job shop Kos Machine LLC makes it a point to help out local farmers. Follow along as Kos repairs an old Case tractor in this video slide show.
This brief video report features United Titanium employees who demonstrate the production of proprietary threaded titanium fasteners.
|Taming the 'Nastalloys'|
Here's a closer look at what to do when confronted with a common problem in aero-engine machining: interrupted turning. Just click here.
In addition to the February cover story about micromachines, CUTTING TOOL ENGINEERING readers can delve deeper into the challenge presented by metrology in the microworld with this special online report.
|Facing Hard Facing|
Milling materials rated 45 HRC and above call for new tooling technology and application expertise. Check out this brief online report.
|Big Parts, One Setup|
CUTTING TOOL ENGINEERING provides a montage of various multitasking large part operations as well as a closer look into cutting muda with multitasking.
New quick-change technologies are enabling faster, more accurate tool changes, and ITI Tooling's Varia are among the products leading the charge. See the Varia in action and check out CUTTING TOOLENGINEERING's January 2008 report.
Microlution President Andy Phillip would like to spread the word about the capabilities of micromanufacturing companies like his own. Watch this 3-part video report.
SmalTec International General Manager Jerry Mraz discusses the expansion of the Lisle, Ill., company and the benefits and features of its new micromachine, the GM703.
Tru-Cut Saw President and owner David Otter discussed the sawsmithing trade with CUTTING TOOL ENGINEERING Editorial Director Alan Rooks. Read the December 2007 article and listen to a portion of the interview as Otter explains the smithing process.
|Ask The Grinding Doc|
CTE Plus recently sat down with Dr. Jeffrey Badger to discuss his background, how he came to be known as The Grinding Doc and a little about his philosophy of grinding.
The new 5-axis micromachining center from Atometric Inc. generated some welcome excitement at shows like the recent Medical Design & Manufacturing event in Minneapolis, Minn. Learn more about the company and its new machine in this special MICROmanufacturing report.
|Micro Marketing Anyone?|
Meet George V. Jariabek, a microEDM manufacturer who is convinced he needs some marketing expertise to get his company on track. And micromanufacturing consultant Donna Bibber agrees. Read more about George and view video of his microEDM solutions.
|The Waterjet Set|
Go beyond the cover story of the October 2007 issue of CUTTING TOOL ENGINEERING to listen and watch how waterjet technology from OMAX Corp. is helping a variety of shops.
|Curious for a quote?|
Check out how easy it is to design a custom tool and request a quote online these days, thanks to companies like Allied Machine & Engineering Corp. (online system pictured at right) and Riten Industries Inc.
Watch the Eurotech Elite WL25 8-axis, dual-slide headstock machine demonstrate how it works without a guide bushing in this CTE Plus report.
Watch as a Greenleaf Corporation representative Dale Hill talks us through a demonstration of the company's newest cutting tool at the EASTEC show in May.
Bison/TMX featured a few new products at this year's EASTEC show, including a new collet system and a few indexable carbide tools.
|O-D Tool & Cutter Inc.|
John O'Donnell, the president of O-D Tool & Cutter Inc., talked to CUTTING TOOL ENGINEERING at the recent EASTEC show. In this brief video, O'Donnell provides an overview of the company's line of tools.
|Racing to market|
You're in the driver's seat as you navigate through our multimedia report about the metalworking suppliers that team up with NASCAR racing teams.
|Milling in the fast lane|
Iscar Metals Inc. brings our December 2006 cover story to life with four video vignettes demonstrating high-speed milling.