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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.

The Grindstar profile and cut-off machine.
The Weifuautocam Precision Machinery Corporation from Wuxi, China is using a Grindstar profile and cut-off machine from Junker for the production of adjusting screws for high-pressure hydraulic pumps. Weifuautocam, a part of the Weifu Group, began collaborating with Junker in 2000.
Recycled carbide Seco Tools
Seco Tools plans to make a strong contribution to the circular economy with an ambitious recycling goal while at the same time continuing to make reliable tooling.
Kent Industrial USA Inc.
After surviving a tornado, TDC Engineering rebuilds with a new equipment supplier, Kent USA.

A new hands-free door opener includes self-lubricating, long-lasting components from igus. (Photo courtesy of MYT Wares)
igus components help New York designer create easy-to-install hands-free door opener.
The ultimate accuracy and reliability of a machine tool depends in no small degree on the alignment checking during its assembly. Seeking an alternative to traditional error measurement techniques, Hurco Manufacturing Ltd. (Hurco) chose Renishaw’s XK10 alignment laser system to increase both precision and throughput of its machine tools..

Precision, quality, total cost of ownership, guaranteed 95% uptime are all competitive advantages for Starrag’s manufacturing technologies.
The Schaller Group, a Michigan-based metal forming company, invested in CNC technology to drive growth in the family-owned company and support the company principle's passion for hydroplane racing.
Boulevard Machine & Gear, a gear-cutting shop founded in 1954 to serve the paper industry in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, began a period of modernization and investment with the 2006 acquisition of the company by Susan Kasa. Kasa’s focus was to grow the company and become more efficient. One issue of concern dealt with completing certain machining jobs with conventional side-lock and collet holders. To solve this problem, the company invested in a Haimer Power Clamp Special Edition shrink fit machine, Haimer Standard Shrink chucks, Haimer Power Shrink chucks and extensions.
Aluminum, with its many advantageous properties, is used in a wide spectrum of industries to manufacture a vast, and growing, range of products. As the use of aluminum is so varied, so are its' traceability requirements.