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10 ways to improve productivity by integrating IOT into ERP.
Changing a three-axis machining process from a vertical machining center (VMC) to a horizontal machining center (HMC) offers many benefits.
ARNO Werkzeuge succeeded in feeding coolant directly to the flute - the actual problem zone - by using through tool cooling and very fine channels. Image: ARNO
A tool manufacturer overcomes the challenges of excessive heat generation in the cutting zone.
Patriot High Performance 928 Drill.
Supporting both the growth of U.S. manufacturing and the growth of the cutting tools market is ARCH Cutting Tools, with its expanded, all-American Patriot High Performance portfolio.
The Seco Assistant app.
Laser printed data matrix codes can track ten billion tools that in turn can generate huge amount of insight into how our products are used.
Industry 4.0 technology uptake is still low among manufacturers, according to recent research.
Sandvik Coromant's CoroPlus MachiningInsights platform is an expansion of the company’s CoroPlus suite of connectivity software. The platform gives manufacturers greater visibility of CNC machine tools and machining processes, and to provide the tools needed to analyze, identify, and eliminate common sources of downtime and inefficiency.
Big Kaiser uses a multicomponent dynamometer from Kistler to carry out objective comparison tests on cutting tools.
In the cutting tool and toolholder industry, one of the reasons for Big Kaiser's success is its adherence to quality control -- in part by using measurement technology from Kistler to benchmark cutting tools.
The global pandemic has impacted businesses around the world, but for Aiguisatek, a Canada-based sharpening service, the impact was compounded by stringent local regulation in the Quebec province that all but shut down manufacturing in the area. Automation technology solved these challenges.
Choosing the “right” drill normally means a tool that perform for longer and produce better quality holes, particularly in tough materials.
Choosing the right tools, and determining the right tool calculations, is vital to overcome diversification challenges and developing new revenue streams.
Photochemical etching produces intricate parts with low tolerances.
Micrometal's photochemical etching process enables ultraprecise contours to take shape and produces metal parts with unique features and a greater level of complexity.
Blum apprenticeship trainer Jim Neal works with a student at the company’s factory in North Carolina
International kitchen cabinet hardware manufacturer uses CGTech’s VERICUT to train machining apprentices.
Skiving cutters
Many countries are moving to end the sales of fossil-fueled cars, and auto manufacturers are experimenting with electric vehicle technology to meet these requirements. The trend may have an impact on cutting tool sales, according to a new post by ANCA, a manufacturer of cutting tools.
Wittmann Battenfeld is currently using four different MILLTURNs. These include an M40 and M65, which are mainly used for the manufacture of wave-shaped workpieces.
For the Austria-based Wittmann Battenfeld company, it's all about plastic. The company utilizes a modern, diverse and modular range of machines for processing plastics and other plasticisable materials, including the M30 Millturn from WFL Millturn Technologies.
Global trends toward reducing carbon footprint and operational costs as well as the push for high-precision processing tools have led to increasing demand for compact laser systems that can be implemented in processing plants and production lines.
During a vacuum processing cycle various chemical reactions can occur in a vacuum furnace that can cause a “metallurgical meltdown,” according to the authors of a new paper on the subject.
Variety of Shifter Parts - SB Dezigns uses EMUGE-FRANKEN TOP-Cut VAR End Mills and FPC Milling Chuck to save over 60% in manufacturing costs on these automotive parts
Auto parts manufacturer SB Dezigns in North East, Maryland, has implemented a new end mill and chuck solution that helped them save 62% in costs on a recent application.
Hundreds of U.S. manufacturing companies ask President Biden to terminate Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs.
Cycle 32 TOLERANCE and the ADP function of the TNC result in perfect molds, thanks to a milling machine that has been perfectly tuned to the respective machining scenario.
Many TNC functions of Heidenhain controls offer possible solutions to the conflicting demands of a production process that is simultaneously precise and efficient. Here is a look at some of those functions.
Unlike cutting tool manufacturers who produce the same product, the same SKUs, year after year, engineer-to-order cutting tool manufacturers are constantly managing revisions to meet the custom, one-of-a-kind demands of customers.
For most manufacturers, inventory management plays a big role in how effectively they run their business. But when it comes to managing inventory, most manufacturers fall short. These 10 rules can help plan for better inventory control.

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