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Video Reports

Welcome to the CTE Plus Video Reports. Please choose from one of the links below to begin!



Rough start
Rough start
A shop using electroplated grinding wheels has observed a horrible surface finish on the first several parts produced by a new wheel. Though the surface finish gradually improves, the shop turned to the Grinding Doc for a solution to the problem.

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Machine Tooling 101
Machine Tooling 101
The Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wis., addresses the value of its 2-year machine tooling program, which emphasizes moldmaking and tool and die skills in the second year.

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OML's SinterGrip
OML's SinterGrip
OML's SinterGrip vise jaws demonstration.

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Is it really worth it to use a CBN wheel?
Is it really worth it to use a CBN wheel?
A shop is grinding hardened steel, and periodically switches between a CBN wheel and an aluminum-oxide wheel. Given that the shop is getting pretty much the same material removal rate, surface finish and cycle times with both wheels, shop staff are beginning to wonder if it is really worth it to use a CBN wheel. Dr. Jeffrey Badger, the Ask the Grinding Doc columnist for Cutting Tool Engineering magazine, responds.

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Technology shift
Technology shift
New cutting technologies are about to transform the gear manufacturing industry, according to a Sandvik Coromant video report. How manufacturers respond to this new technology from indexable gear tools will shape the future competitive landscape.

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Getting toast with your plunge roll?
Getting toast with your plunge roll?
A shop recently asked Dr. Jeffrey Badger, Cutting Tool Engineering magazine's Ask the Grinding Doc columnist, to settle an argument about which way to run the dresser when rotary plunge diamond dressing aluminum-oxide wheels.

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Specialty status
Specialty status
Sandvik Coromant video report suggests that collaboration, hyperspecialization and technology can help manufacturing companies prepare for the future.

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Linda Tooling: Operation documentation
Linda Tooling: Operation documentation
David Holmes, the production manager at Linda Tool in Brooklyn, N.Y., recently pointed out the growing shop's emphasis on documentation. Here, Holmes offers a quick walk through of the company's DMG/Mori Seiki NL2000 lathe.

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Automotive market adopts rapid prototyping
Automotive market adopts rapid prototyping
Producing prototype automotive parts via 3-D printing helps reduce time to market while boosting vehicle quality and fuel efficiency.

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True mold manufacturing
True mold manufacturing
Len Graham, Business Unit Leader, Rexam Mold Manufacturing, discusses the motivation behind the Buffalo Grove, Ill., company's decision to build a Mega Cell automated mold manufacturing system. Graham offers a detailed walk-through of the company's Mega Cell, which began operation in March 2013.

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Getting the wheel to open up
Getting the wheel to open up
The Grinding Doc helps a shop having trouble getting its CBN wheel to open up before it burns the first few hardened steel parts, which then must be scrapped.

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AgieCharmilles open house
AgieCharmilles open house
Video report features the Form 20 sinker EDM machine, the Mikron HSM 400U LP 5-axis milling machine, and the Cut 300 Sp and Cut 200 mS wire EDM machines.

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Traverse disc grinding
Traverse disc grinding
In the 42nd episode of the Grinding Doc video series, Dr. Jeffrey Badger addresses traverse disc grinding.

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Laser hardening
Laser hardening
Coherent Inc. demonstrates its HighLight D-Series direct-diode laser for heat treating.

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Consolidating innovation
Consolidating innovation
Element Six, which consolidated its four R&D centers spread around the world into one 60,000-sq.-ft. facility now known as its Global Innovation Centre in Harwell, U.K., offers a video tour of the new facility.

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Responding to change
Responding to change
Thomas W. Malone, a professor at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, suggests in the latest Sandvik Coromant "Looking Ahead" video series that recognizing and rapidly responding to change will be critical to the success of any company in tomorrow's business environment.

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Spindle safety
Spindle safety
Jakob Antriebstechnik, a spindle manufacturer in Germany, recently demonstrates its Motor Spindle Safety System, which is said to prevent major damage when spindle collisions occur.

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Broach approach
Broach approach
Tim Espy, plant manager at V W Broaching Service Inc., Chicago, provides the play-by-play as an internal spline is created on a 24" dia. ball valve for a water utility. The broaching shop uses a Colonial horizontal broaching machine to produce the spline in the stainless stell valve in just a few seconds.

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Hyperspecialization age
Hyperspecialization age
In it's second Looking Ahead video, Sandvik Coromant gathered industry experts to talk about talent mismatch, employment outsourcing and the age of hyper-specialization.

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Grinding Doc: Pricey diamond
Grinding Doc: Pricey diamond
Are diamonds a machine shop's best friend? Dr. Jeffrey Badger takes a close look at the question in the 41st episode of the Grinding Doc video series.

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Cylindrical Match Grinding Webinar
Cylindrical Match Grinding Webinar
Join United Grinding Technologies for an in-depth look at cylindrical match grinding in an on-demand Webinar that addresses the need for match grinding, the principles behind match grinding, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the process.

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Slot milling demo
Slot milling demo
An Iscar ¼ " solid-carbide FINISHED endmill reduced cycle time from more than 6.5 hours to 8 minutes when slotting an A-36 steel oil pan at SFI.

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Don't get cracking
Don't get cracking
In the 40th episode of Cutting Tool Engineering's Web-based Grinding Doc Video Series, Dr. Jeffrey Badger helps a shop that's getting cracking at the corner radius of a tungsten-carbide part.

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Ultrasonic clean
Ultrasonic clean
Blue Wave Ultrasonics Sales Director Jeff Hancock demonstrates the ultrasonic cleaning process and explains the relationship between ultrasonic pressure waves and microscopic cavitation bubbles working in an aqueous solution. Blue Wave, which is located in Davenport, Iowa, provided the video as a video supplement to "Clean Sounds," a feature article published in the May 2013 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine.

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Grinding the wave
Grinding the wave
A shop experiencing on-again, off-again waviness issues during cylindrical OD grinding operations asks Dr. Jeffrey Badger why the problem comes and goes in the 39th episode of Cutting Tool Engineering's Grinding Doc Video Series.

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Tool quickie
Tool quickie
In this 2-minute side-by-side comparison, Kennametal shows its KM-Micro/Mini tool being changed in just half a minute versus a standard tool requiring 2 minutes to change, set up and gage.

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Rust never grinds
Rust never grinds
In this 38th episode of the Grinding Doc video series, Dr. Jeffrey Badger helps a shop deal with the brown, yellow and blue marks that keep appearing on an unground surface. He addresses the difference between oxidation burn, or rust, and genuine thermal damage.

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What's your Q prime number?
What's your Q prime number?
A shop that grinds tungsten-carbide endmills using a resin-bonded diamond wheel turned to Dr. Jeffrey Badger, the author behind our Ask the Grinding Doc column and video series, because one of the shop's wheel suppliers keeps talking about Q prime values.

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Heavy metal machining
Heavy metal machining
This brief video report features a Mitsui Seiki USA Inc.'s 5-axis trunnion-style machine producing an aerospace part as well as a MAG NBV 700 5X 5-axis machine trochoidal milling a titanium blisk.

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Future challenges
Future challenges
Sandvik Coromant takes a closer look at the macro trends influencing the future of the manufacturing industry in a brief video report that identifies four areas of special interest: rapid urbanization, sustainability, new advanced materials and new technologies.

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Inspection insight
Inspection insight
Jesse Garant & Associates Metrology Center provided a brief animated view of various computed-tomography scanning analysis systems.

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Nitty gritty on chatter
Nitty gritty on chatter
A wheel supplier urged a shop to use a 150 mesh grit wheel to put a 0.005" radius into a part, but when the shop went from its 80 mesh grit to the smaller grit the result was horrific chatter. In fact, the shop always gets chatter from small grit wheels, so the shop wrote to Dr. Jeffrey Badger for the lowdown.

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Metrigraphics milestone
Metrigraphics milestone
Though Metrigraphics LLC recently notched its 50th year in business, the Boston area company isn't dwelling on the past. In fact, in this video report company executives are looking to the future, seeking ISO 13485 certification in anticipation of new market demands and potential expansion.

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A closer look
A closer look
Dr. Jeffrey Badger takes a closer look at a string of photos taken at extreme magnifications to better understand what's happening to the wheel surface in a variety of grinding applications.

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IMTS 2012 Roundup
IMTS 2012 Roundup
Cutting Tool Engineering offers a full report on the myriad press conferences and media events held during the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2012 at Chicago's McCormick Place. The Sept. 10-15 show attracted nearly 22% more visitors than in 2010.

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A sticking point
A sticking point
A shop that grinds tungsten carbide with resin-bonded diamond wheels asked Dr. Jeffrey Badger for help to settle a disagreement over how hard to stick the wheel. Plus, now that there are machines with auto-stickers, shop staffers are even more confused. Badger offers some suggestions in the 34th episode of The Grinding Doc Video Series.

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Milling around with Kennametal
Milling around with Kennametal
Scott Etling, manager of Global Product Management for Kennametal Inc.'s indexable milling products, discussed the company's Dodeka face mills and Rodeka copy mills for a CTEplus video report shot during IMTS 2012.

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Kennametal targets weakest link
Kennametal targets weakest link
Mike Ramsey, vice president of Global MTI Sales at Kennametal Inc., provides an overview of the company's new KM4X spindle connection system, which is said to triple the bending resistance compared to other systems.

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Creep-feed grinding
Creep-feed grinding
Larry Marchand, vice president of the Profile Grinding Technologies Division at United Grinding Technologies, provides a brief look at the company's Mägerle MFP 50, which features an automatic tool changer that enables grinding, milling and drilling in one setup.

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Holemaking with Kennametal
Holemaking with Kennametal
Dr. Tilo Krieg, director of Global Holemaking and Solid Endmilling Products at Kennametal Inc., offers an overview of the KSEM Plus, which combines the advantages of modular drills with indexable milling inserts on the outside diameter.

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Finding a new groove
Finding a new groove
Rich Denton, product management director of Kennametal Inc.'s Indexable Milling and Turning Products, unveiled a new geometry for the company's A4 grooving system for a CTEplus video report shot during IMTS 2012.

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Helitronic Vision Long
Helitronic Vision Long
Peter Kummerle, applicationsengineer with United Grinding Technologies, offers an on-camera overview of the Helitronic Vision Long, which is said to expand production capabilities on tools up to 700mm long without exceeding the working envelope of the classical Helitronic Vision.

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Datron features 'next generation'
Datron features 'next generation'
Datron Dynamics Vice President Bob Murphy offers an overview of the M10 Pro, considered to be the "next generation" in the company's line of high-speed machining centers. The M10 Pro features linear scales on all axes driven by over-sized motors and drives that yield a +/- 5µm-position accuracy.

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Iscar turns 60
Iscar turns 60
Andrew Benson, co-general manager and chief marketing officer at Iscar Metals Inc., spoke with Don Nelson, publisher of Cutting Tool Engineering and MICROmanufacturing magazines, during IMTS 2012 to discuss the company's 60th anniversary and a variety of new products.

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Boost for lathe tool inventory
Boost for lathe tool inventory
During IMTS 2012 in September, the Morris Group Inc. announced an exclusive agreement with SU-matic, a subsidiary of Suhner Holding AG of Switzerland. The deal means Velocity Products, a division of the Morris Group, will supply the North American metalworking industry with tooling for Okuma lathes, multitasking machines and machining centers.

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Sandvik adds to CoroDrill line
Sandvik adds to CoroDrill line
Don Nelson, publisher of Cutting Tool Engineering and MICROmanufacturing magazines, spoke with Sandvik Coromant's John Dotday about the company's new solid-carbide CoroDrill 860 and exchangeable-tip CoroDrill 870.

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Trends in manufacturing
Trends in manufacturing
Don Nelson, publisher of Cutting Tool Engineering and MICROmanufacturing magazines, interviews David J. Povich, president of Tool Alliance, Huntington Beach, Calif. Povich also was recently elected president of the United States Cutting Tool Institute.

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6-axis machine makes North American debut
6-axis machine makes North American debut�
Exechon AB, Sollentuna, Sweden, highlights the tripod technology and parallel kinematics of the Tripod 700S Powerflex 6-axis machining center, which Hydromat Inc. introduced to the North American market at IMTS 2012.

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EMAG unveils 'The Nebenzeit Killer'
EMAG unveils 'The Nebenzeit Killer'
Introduced at IMTS 2012, EMAG L.L.C.'s VL 2 P machining system with pendular technology gets its nickname, "The Nebenzeit Killer," from its reported ability to kill idle time.

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Grinding Doc: Material removal rate
Grinding Doc: Material removal rate
Dr. Jeffrey Badger helps a shop determine an appropriate material-removal rate in this 33rd episode of The Grinding Doc video series.

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Don't fear the reamer
Don't fear the reamer�
Demonstration of Allied Machine & Engineering Corp.'s Alvan replaceable head reamers reaming in Inconel 718.

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Grit size
Grit size
Dr. Jeffrey Badger discusses the importance of grit size in the 32nd episode of the Grinding Doc video series.

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Smart automation
Smart automation
Perplexed by the lack of automation for vertical machining centers, Steve Simons, president of Simons Design Innovation, decided to do something about it. His Mountain View, Calif., company then built a working prototype in 2010 and launched Smart Valet Model SV-1 in May at an event held at K-Fab Inc., a parts manufacturer in Santa Clara, Calif.

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Retrofitting old machines
Retrofitting old machines�
Presented as an online supplement to Cutting Tool Engineering's August 2012 report on "New Life for Old Iron," the following video offers a look at several examples of machines retrofitted by Machines in Motion Inc. with the help of Centroid CNC controls, Yaskawa drives and motors, Magnescale positioning scales, and Atrump CNC machinery.

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RobbJack demos high-speed milling
RobbJack demos high-speed milling�
Presented as an online supplement to Cutting Tool Engineering's July 2012 report on high-speed milling, the following video from the RobbJack Corp., Lincoln, Calif., demonstrate a variety of high-speed milling operations.

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Superabrasive technology
Superabrasive technology
Presented as an online supplement to Cutting Tool Engineering's June 2012 report on "Replacement Parts," CTEplus offers a closer look at some of the superabrasive tools and technology offered by Abrasive Technology Inc., Lewis Center, Ohio.

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Amada demos S-10 machine
Amada demos S-10 machine
Amada Machine Tools demonstrated its new S-10 modular multitask machine during a recent press briefing at its Technical Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

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Pumping up production
Pumping up production
Making parts for hydraulic fracturing equipment presents opportunities but requires the right tools, as noted in the cover story of the March 2012 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine.

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Makino Machining Complex
Makino Machining Complex�
A Makino Machining Complex integrated with two a71 horizontal machining centers is used to produce conveyor chain assemblies for the coal mining industry in this video report shot at Cincinnati Mine Machinery.

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Adept adapter
Adept adapter
Dr. Jeffrey Badger fields a question from a shop truing its diamond wheels offline, then remounting them onto the non-tapered spindle without using an adapter. The shop is wondering whether its tight wheel tolerances negate the need for an adapter.

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The Grinder's Toolbox
The Grinder's Toolbox
Dr. Jeffrey Badger offers an overview of his Grinder's Toolbox for those who have grown weary of shop floor calculations.

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Dressing diamond etiquette
Dressing diamond etiquette
A shop turned to our "Ask the Grinding Doc" columnist, Dr. Jeffrey Badger, to find out whether rotating the dressing diamond is really necessary. Check out his response in the 29th episode of the Grinding Doc video series online.

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No time to dwell
No time to dwell
During rotary plunge dressing, a shop worker would like to know if dwelling for 2 seconds is the right amount of time. Dr. Jeffrey Badger, our Ask the Grinding Doc columnist, says it's not a matter of time.

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Seeking grinding literature
Seeking grinding literature
Dr. Jeffrey Badger, who authors the "Ask the Grinding Doc" column in Cutting Tool Engineering magazine, offers some personal preferences in regard to grinding books and literature that could prove useful on the shop floor.

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PM grinding truth
PM grinding truth
A shop that switched to powder-metallurgy steel after being told it would be easier to grind has found the opposite to be true. The shop turned to Dr. Jeffrey Badger, our Grinding Doc columnist, for the facts.

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Grinding friability
Grinding friability
A wheel manufacturer recommended that a machine shop switch from brown alumina to white alumina because the latter is more friable. In this episode, the Grinding Doc analyzes the wisdom of this move.

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Growing with Swiss Automation
Growing with Swiss Automation
Swiss Automation Inc. employs 172 people and runs 115 machines in two locations in Chicago's northwest suburbs. In the past year the company expanded by about 25 percent when it opened its second location, adding some 56 employees and 26 new machines.

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PVD Coating
PVD Coating
Platit Inc. recently hosted an open house in Libertyville, Ill., where the Switzerland-based toolcoating company presented cutting-tool and wear-part coating machines based on plasma-generating physical vapor deposition technology. The animation here offers an "insider's" view of the company's coating equipment.

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No dress test
No dress test
In the latest installment of the Grinding Doc series, Dr. Jeffrey Badger responds to a shop that performs high-production grinding of small parts and experiences trouble when determining how much to dress a wheel.

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Recycling coolant
Recycling coolant
A promotional report prepared by Universal Separators Inc., based in Verona, Wis., provides an in-depth look at the company's SmartSkim coolant recycling system. The company offers a line of SmartSkim products and services to handle skimming and capturing floating oils and other contaminants from industrial process fluids.

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PCD progress
PCD progress
The Vollmer of America Corp. recently held its PCD Days at its headquarters in Carnegie, Pa. This brief video report offers a glimpse at two of the machines on display during the technical conference: the QXD 200 rotary erosion and QWD760 wire-erosion units.

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Thread Grinding
Thread Grinding
This short video provides some insight into the benefits and time savings afforded by a universal grinding machine. It is presented as supplemental information to Cutting Tool Engineering's December 2011 cover story, "A Pitch for Thread Grinding."

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Additive Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing
The following video, which accompanies an industry news item (below) from the October 2011 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine, provides a brief glimpse of the direct metal laser sintering process for additive metal fabrication.

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All bark, no bite
All bark, no bite
Grinding Doc Jeffrey Badger fields a question from a shop taking smaller and smaller finishing passes and several spark-out passes in order to get tight tolerances and a good surface finish. But the shop is having trouble getting the wheel to bite into the workpiece. All it does is ride over the top, and the shop is using high-pressure oil. How can the shop get the wheel to bite?

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FANUC Robotics: Intelligent Machining Center
FANUC Robotics: Intelligent Machining Center
Joseph A. Cvengros, Marketing Director at FANUC Robotics, Rochester Hills, Mich., points out the new connectivity driving FANUC's Intelligent Machining Center: Fixtureless IR Vision, Force Sensing device and Machine Tool Connect software.

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FANUC's New Automotive Solution
FANUC's New Automotive Solution
FANUC FA America featured a seamlessly integrated automotive solution at the imX event held in Las Vegas Sept. 12-14. The new system integrates CNCs, robots, Rockwell Automation PLC Pack Motion and Enterprise Software solutions.

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Allied Q&A
Allied Q&A
Don Nelson, publisher of Cutting Tool Engineering and MICROmanufacturing magazines, interviews Allied Machine & Engineering Corp. Executive Vice President Steven R. Stokey.

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CoroMill Plura with iLock
CoroMill Plura with iLock
Sandvik Coromant introduced its new CoroMill Plura with iLock system at the imX event at the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 12-14. The new system will be available in 2012.

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FANUC Connectivity: A Focus on Fast Atom
FANUC Connectivity: A Focus on Fast Atom
FANUC FA America's Paul Webster provides a tour of the company's Fast Atom plant floor management/connectivity system. In addition, Webster explains how the company is extending its assistance to help keep legacy equipment connected.

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Kennametal: Industry, workforce outlook
Kennametal: Industry, workforce outlook
Kennametal Inc. CEO Carlos Cordoso shares the company's plans to help resolve the looming shortfall in the manufacturing workforce. Plus, Cordoso discusses the industry's economic state and Kennametal's focus on helping customers find total solutions as opposed to another tool sale.

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Kennametal Experience Zone: An interactive approach
Kennametal Experience Zone: An interactive approach
Take a tour of the interactive displays at Kennametal Inc.'s Experience Zone at the imX event at the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 12-14.

View Kennametal Experience Zone: An interactive approach



Workforce 2021 Readiness Assessment unveiled at imX
Workforce 2021 Readiness Assessment unveiled at imX
Jeannine Kunz, director of professional development at ToolingU for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, offers a walk-through of the society's Workforce 2021 Readiness Assessment tool. Unveiled at imX, the tool is intended to help manufacturers assess what steps they may need to take to help fill the gab in highly skilled workers.

View Workforce 2021 Readiness Assessment unveiled at imX



Makino introduces new micromachining center at imX
Makino introduces new micromachining center at imX
Makino Inc. introduced its new iQ300 Micromachining Center at imX, the interactive manufacturing experience at the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 12-14. John Bradford, the Micromachining R&D manager for Makino, walks through the features and capabilities of the new machine.

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Welcome to imX
Welcome to imX
Alan Rooks, Editorial Director for Cutting Tool Engineering and MICROmanufacturing magazines, offers a glimpse at the exhibit floor setup as he welcomes the start of imX, the interactive manufacturing experience set for the Las Vegas Convention Center Monday through Wednesday.

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Making magnesium auto parts
Making magnesium auto parts
Video submitted by Fraunhofer Institute shows a testing geometry, or tank, being formed using a tool with different radii at die and punch for researching critical dimensions.

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Waterjetting in 3-D
Waterjetting in 3-D
WardJet offers a brief demonstration of its 5-axis waterjetting machine.

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High-porosity wheel to rescue?
High-porosity wheel to rescue?
In the 22nd episode of our Grinding Doc video series, a shop with burn issues wants to know if a high-porosity wheel would reduce temperatures.

View High-porosity wheel to rescue?



Centerless grinding close-up
Centerless grinding close-up
A 420 stainless steel part is ground on a Monza 410 centerless grinder at M&S Centerless Grinding.

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Up or down grinding?
Up or down grinding?
For the 21st episode of our Grinding Doc video series, a shop asked Dr. Jeffrey Badger whether it's better to up-grind or down-grind?

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Technology days
Technology days
Gazing at the wide array of laser ablation, EDMing and 5-axis milling machines on display at GF AgieCharmilles' recent Technology Days 2011, it's easy to understand why the event attracted hundreds of customers from around the world.

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Sticking point
Sticking point
A shop grinding tungsten carbide asks the Grinding Doc, Dr. Jeffrey Badger, about the difference between two conditioning sticks.

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Deep Hole Machining
Deep Hole Machining
Sandvik Coromant's Global Center for Deep Hole Machining offers a tip for machining the central bore in the main shaft.

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MQL talk
MQL talk
Dr. Jeffrey Badger considers the future of minimum-quantity lubrication for grinding in the 19th episode of our Grinding Doc video series.

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Medical Exam
Medical Exam
Inspection is a crucial process in the making of safety-critical medical components. One shop offers a glimpse into its process.

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High-speed demo
High-speed demo
Even with a rigid setup, the high cutting forces from driving chips into the T-land face generate small vibrations, which can be seen with Federal-Mogul Corp.’s high-speed video system.

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Feeling the burn
Feeling the burn
A shop experiencing more wheel wear and burn after switching from one high-speed steel grade to another said to offer lower grindability—requiring slower feedrates—seeks a recommendation for a wheel that won't require the shop to increase cycle time.

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Expanding capabilities
Expanding capabilities
The Cavalier Tool Co. expanded its capabilities for producing small- and medium-sized molds by investing in new machinery such as Makino's a92 machining center.

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Find the sweet spot
Find the sweet spot
One wheel sales guy says finding the sweet spot on a wheel is all about material-removal rates. Another guy keeps talking about wheel speed. Who’s right?

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Reactor overview
Reactor overview
Tour the Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactor, presented as a video complement to our March cover story.

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Spindle vs. Spindle
Spindle vs. Spindle
A shop has two of the exact same machines, but one has a newer spindle. The shop is thinking about putting a new spindle on the second machine, but wants to know if there is any way to determine if one spindle is stiffer than the other? Dr. Jeffrey Badger responds in Episode 16 of Cutting Tool Engineering's Grinding Doc video series.

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Machining rings
Machining rings
A complement to our Part Time column, this brief video offers an overview of Tungsten  Pride's ring production capabilities.

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Triple nickel milling
Triple nickel milling
ATI Stellram and Sandvik Coromant offer demonstrations of their milling cutters as part of this aerospace report.

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Wheel consumption
Wheel consumption
A shop performing continuous-dress, creep-feed grinding on nickel-base alloys contacted Dr. Jeffrey Badger for advice on battling burn while reducing wheel consumption.

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Pinch milling
Pinch milling
DMG/Mori Seiki demonstrates how it uses pinch milling to machine thin-walled workpieces, such as fan stage blades.

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Tired of the chatter?
Tired of the chatter?
Dr. Jeffrey Badger helps a shop overcome chatter when performing multiple-pass cylindrical OD grinding in this episode of the Grinding Doc video series.

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Threading Large
Threading Large
Presented as an online supplement to "Threading Large"—the December 2010 Cutting Tool Engineering article about thread milling large bore diameters—Allied Machine & Engineering Corp. provides a quick video demonstration of its AccuThread 856 Threadmill cutting in 6061 aluminum.

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Eliminating burr?
Eliminating burr?
Dr. Jeffrey Badger fields a question from a shop seeking a recommendation for a wheel that can eliminate burr. Hear what the Grinding Doc has to say.

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Testing Hyper-Carbide limits
Testing Hyper-Carbide limits
Scott Gore, a technical support specialist with Setech Inc., Murfreesboro, Tenn., provides the commentary for a series of Hyper-Carbide cutting tool tests captured on video. Presented as a Web-based supplement to an Industry News item in Cutting Tool Engineering's December 2010 issue, the brief report includes video supplied by Setech and SRL Nano Corp., a California company specializing in high-strength cutting materials.

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IMTS 2010 Show Coverage
IMTS 2010 Show Coverage
Cutting Tool Engineering visited a number of exhibitors during IMTS 2010 in Chicago. Presented here are a few of the video reports produced during those booth visits.

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Fast Track Seminars
Fast Track Seminars
Cutting Tool Engineering and our sister publication MICROmanufacturing hosted a series of Fast Track Seminars at our booth during IMTS 2010 in Chicago. Presented here are a number of the presentations filmed for online distribution.

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Product Focus: TriboMAM®
Product Focus: TriboMAM®
Using the TriboMAM® compact CNC lathe attachment, M4 Sciences President Jeffrey A. Bougher and Tsugami Rem Sales Applications Engineer Bob Budnovitch demonstrate the production of a stainless steel bone screw at the Tsugami booth during IMTS 2010.

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Veterans' assistance
Veterans' assistance
Posted with CTE's October cover story are two video reports—one on the KC-135 and the other on parts for legacy military aircraft.

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Too much chatter
Too much chatter
Grinding Doc Jeffrey Badger helps a shop that is having problems with too much burn and chatter.

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Powdered metallurgy
Powdered metallurgy
Watch a slideshow presentation from Seco about the tools and techniques suggested for machining powdered metallurgy.

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Burn noticed
Burn noticed
Watch the latest episode in The Grinding Doc Video Series as Dr. Jeffrey Badger helps a shop detect true burn in a part.

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Overloaded wheel?
Overloaded wheel?
Grinding Doc Jeffrey Badger looks at improving coolant velocity for shops running into loading problems with superabrasive wheels.

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Thermal drilling
Thermal drilling
Flowdrill Inc. provides a video demonstration of its thermal drilling process. The company produces tungsten-carbide bits and roll-form taps to thermal drill and then thread holes in malleable materials.

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Grinding Doc: Wheel Sticking
Grinding Doc: Wheel Sticking
Grinding Doc Jeffrey Badger says don't be timid when you stick your wheel. By doing so, he says, you can do more parts between wheel sticks—just be careful of the surface finish of the first few parts after sticking the wheel.

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Deep dress, deep cuts
Deep dress, deep cuts
Grinding Doc Jeffrey Badger urges shops to dress quickly and take deep cuts to reduce cycle times.

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3-D optical metrology
3-D optical metrology
Focus Variation, the technique behind Alicona's Infinite Focus 3-D optical metrology system, has enabled EDM Department, Bartlett, Ill., to measure and see what it is making down to 1.7µm tolerances. Watch this breif report to see the system in action and learn about how EDM Department implemented the system.

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Micro lab tour
Micro lab tour
Take a tour of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory. As part of the 5th International Conference on MicroManufacturing (ICOMM/4M 2010) held at the university in April, attendees were offered an opportunity to visit the lab and get a first-hand look at current research efforts.

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Hard turning steel
Hard turning steel
Video shows Becker CBN inserts being used to hard turn 62Rc d2 steel. The inserts are sold in the U.S. by Rani Tool Corp.

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Chipbreaker
Chipbreaker
Video of Becker PCD Chipbreaker inserts sold by Rani Tool Corp. eliminate bird nest chips when turning aluminum.

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Cylindrical OD plunge grinding
Cylindrical OD plunge grinding
Grinding Doc Jeffrey Badger offers an overview of cylindrical OD plunge grinding in the seventh installment of our Grinding Doc video series. One of the great things about cylindrical grinding is that you can really play around with your parameters, Badger observes in the report. There are two main factors with cylindrical OD plunge grinding: how fast the wheel plunges into the workpiece and the speed (rpm) of the workpiece.

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Competitive technology
Competitive technology
Machining molds typically involves creating complex contours and fine surface finishes. Molds are high-value items usually produced in single-digit volumes, making gradual process development and scrapping parts a costly exercise. Moldmakers’ customers generally want to get their products to market as fast as possible, so lead times can be short and inflexible. Finally, overseas competition puts added pressure on U.S. shops. Moldmakers are facing the challenges with a combination of technology and teamwork, and CAD/CAM software is a key competitive tool. 

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Cylindrical OD grinding
Cylindrical OD grinding
What's a good speed when cylindrical OD traverse grinding? Grinding Doc Jeffrey Badger worries less about the speed, more about the percentage of the wheel being used to do the roughing.

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New Seco HQ
New Seco HQ
Machining components for solar power generation systems can be a renewable source of business. This online report includes a video detailing some solar power facts.

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Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun
Machining components for solar power generation systems can be a renewable source of business. Included online is a video report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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Small diameter, deep-hole drilling
Small diameter, deep-hole drilling
Iscar designed drills for small-diameter, deep holes in automotive crankshafts, camshafts, connecting rods and more—all with minimum quantity lubrication.

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'One Hit' deep-hole drill
'One Hit' deep-hole drill
Precision Dormer filmed its R571 CDX-DH “One-hit" Deep-Hole Drill making holes 102mm deep at a speed of 157mm/min. and feed rate of 0.14mm/rev.

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Cluster diamonds
Cluster diamonds
Thinking about using cluster diamonds? Grinding Doc Jeffrey Badger suggests going at least 4x faster than with a single-point diamond.

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Multitasking video
Multitasking video
A Studer brand S242 machine, which combines hard milling and grinding, is shown hard milling a toolholder without coolant, then grinding the holder’s taper with coolant to achieve the required surface finish.

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Rotary diamond dressing
Rotary diamond dressing
Grinding Doc Jeffrey Badger offers insight into rotary diamond dressing for a shop whose parts turn to toast.

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Thread milling
Thread milling
Rather than using taps to thread steel prior to hardening, a growing number of shops are opting to thread mill heat-treated steel.

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Tech swap
Tech swap
Part of CTE's October cover story, this video sidebar follows tool grinder Jim Clark as he employs the ANCA CNC tool grinding machine at Hamill Manufacturing to create custom geometry on an endmill for a military application.

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The right grit
The right grit
Dr. Jeffrey Badger takes a look at a common problem shops have with getting the surface finish that they want.

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Ceramic abrasive luck?
Ceramic abrasive luck?
As part of our Grinding Doc video series, Dr. Jeffrey Badger fields a question from a shop that hasn't had any luck with ceramic abrasive.

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True upgrade
True upgrade
Produced as an online complement to the October 2009 Productive Times article in Cutting Tool Engineering, this brief video looks at Myles Tool's decision to use a wheel truing machine from Rush Machinery.

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Product focus
Product focus
As part of its occasional product focus video series, Cutting Tool Engineering Plus presents a closer look at the GrindSmart Nano6 from Rollomatic SA.

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Velocity vs. flowrate
Velocity vs. flowrate
Dr. Jeffrey Badger responds to a question he often gets in his role as a grinding consultant: What coolant flowrate does he recommend?

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Driving diesel
Driving diesel
Watch Sandvik Coromant Co.'s CoroMill 365 cutter mill an engine block made of compacted graphite iron in this online complement to our September CTE cover story.

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On tap
On tap
Check out this brief video from Kennamental Inc. showing a side-by-side comparison of an HSS tap vs. a solid-carbide tap. The video accompanies CTE's August cover story on selecting the right tap for different workpiece materials.

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Tip-Top Productivity
Tip-Top Productivity
CTE's July cover story examines drills with interchangeable carbide tips, while the accompanying video shows how interchangeable-tip drills permit quick inspection and replacement. 

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Star Gazers
Star Gazers
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.

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2009 business outlook
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.

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Minimal medical
Minimal medical
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.

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Making the glass mold
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.

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Landing Gear
Landing Gear
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.

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Wind Power Parts
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.

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Tool Story
Tool Story
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.

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Multitask Machines
Multitask Machines
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.

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Turn Right
Turn Right
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.

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Focus: Kennametal
Focus: Kennametal
Cutting Tool Engineering Editor Alan Richter interviews Carlos Cardoso, Kennametal's Chairman, President and CEO while attending IMTS 2008.

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Double Duty
Double Duty
Data Flute CNC's Cliff Flynn, director of research and new product development, gets rough with the company's AFDH finishing tool.

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Military Strategies
Military Strategies
Cutting Tool Engineering Contributing Editor Bill Kennedy offers a video supplement to the October cover story.

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Smart Weighting
Smart Weighting
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.

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MicroEDM milling
MicroEDM milling
Graham Ruck, sales/applications manager for Leer Technologies Inc., reviews the newest features of the SARIX-200 3-D Multi-Axis MicroEDM Milling machine.

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Focus: Sandvik Coromant
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.

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Laser marks the spot
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.

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High-speed wire act
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.

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Drilling Ductile
Drilling Ductile
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.

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A Cutting Moment
A Cutting Moment
The CTE Plus video crew dropped by the Greenleaf Corp. booth at EASTEC 2008 for a brief cutting tool demonstration.

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Short Cycle Time
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.

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Seeing Double
Seeing Double
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.

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Grinding Away
Grinding Away
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.

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Now hear this
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.

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Hard Turn for the Better
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.

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Youth Must Be Served
Youth Must Be Served
Watch how some companies are fighting the negative image of manufacturing with a clean, high-tech message aimed at youth.

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Tool Spray Redux
Tool Spray Redux
CTE Plus offers a look at minimum-quantity lubrication in action thanks to video provided by the Horkos Corp.

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Farm Aid
Farm Aid
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.

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Aerospace Fasteners
Aerospace Fasteners
This brief video report features United Titanium employees who demonstrate the production of proprietary threaded titanium fasteners.

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Taming the 'Nastalloys'
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.

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Validating Micro
Validating Micro
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.

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Facing Hard Facing
Facing Hard Facing
Milling materials rated 45 HRC and above call for new tooling technology and application expertise. Check out this brief online report.

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Big Parts, One Setup
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.

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Changing Quick-Change
Changing Quick-Change
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.

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Sawsmithing
Sawsmithing
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.

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Micro awareness
Micro awareness
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.

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Micro expansion
Micro expansion
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.

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Ask The Grinding Doc
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.

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5-axis micromachining
5-axis micromachining
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.

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The Waterjet Set
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.

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Milling in the fast lane
Milling in the fast lane
Iscar Metals Inc. brings our December 2006 cover story to life with four video vignettes demonstrating high-speed milling.

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Greenleaf Corporation
Greenleaf Corporation
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.

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Bison/TMX
Bison/TMX
Bison/TMX featured a few new products at this year's EASTEC show, including a new collet system and a few indexable carbide tools.

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O-D Tool & Cutter Inc.
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.

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Racing to market
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.

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Beyond bushings
Beyond bushings
Watch the Eurotech Elite WL25 8-axis, dual-slide headstock machine demonstrate how it works without a guide bushing in this CTE Plus report.

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Curious for a quote?
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.

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