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More than 40 years ago, the indexable insert drill changed the way machinists make holes. It continues to do so today.
From Rene 41, 718 stainless steel and 625 Inconel to titanium and carbon fiber, the materials used in the aerospace and defense industry sector as well as space exploration continue to present significant toolholding challenges. A toolholder can tackle these challenges.
Minority-owned Preco Manufacturing achieves superior finishes for aerospace applications while overcoming V-flange CNC milling problems via JM Performance Products’ high-torque retention knobs.
Manufacturers can achieve 90% machine use reduction with power skiving.
On its 80th anniversary, the KEO brand looks ahead to the future. The company's long-range strategy is to build upon the trust and reputation of the brand and to acquire diverse, complementary companies to drive overall growth.
Tools today are far superior to those used in previous firearm production methods, which provides the opportunity to combine operations into a single cutting tool, eliminating the need for additional tooling in the machine shop.
Machining titanium cost-effectively requires special attention to the distinctive features of this material – particularly for choosing the right tools.
Predicting tool wear for process security and reduced waste in steel turning is a critical component of unmanned production.
Advanced tool holders with precision coolant improve cost-efficiency in steel turning.
Branding for Gorilla Mill, a manufacturer of carbide drills, endmills and cutting tools, is simian-themed, aggressive and fun, and it comes with the tagline “Weapons of Mass Production.” The company has grown in employees, distributors and a diverse spread of customers. ANCA's CNC machines have played a large role in Gorilla Mill's progress.
Fast, flexible custom tooling, easy access to tool data through cloud technology and automation are some of the technologies driving tool production processes, according to a recent discussion between two industry executives.
Changing a three-axis machining process from a vertical machining center (VMC) to a horizontal machining center (HMC) offers many benefits.
A tool manufacturer overcomes the challenges of excessive heat generation in the cutting zone.
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 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 tools, and determining the right tool calculations, is vital to overcome diversification challenges and developing new revenue streams.
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.
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.
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.
Unlike machining other materials, machining stainless steel requires review of myriad aspects prior to beginning work in the machine shop. While machining stainless has unique challenges, its benefits outweigh those challenges.
Machining medical components cost-effectively and reliably requires high-precision tools that have been tested in practice to meet specifications that often reaches the micron level. Tool manufacturer, Inovatools, offers the Inomed range of tools for this application.

Wisconsin-based Integrity Saw & Tool Inc. purchased a Vollmer CHX 840 circular saw blade sharpening machine with the Vollmer HS automated loading station to increase capacity to meet the demand from a new pallet manufacturing customer.
Fewer than 30% of manufacturers have extensively adopted Industry 4.0 technologies, according to findings published in a new report, but manufacturers’ reluctance to go digital might have to change if they are to adapt to an unpredictable future. Sandvik Coromant's testing finds that an increase in machine utilization can result in a higher gross profit margin.
Continuous development of customer-focused tool solutions is the idea behind the growth of Paul Horn GmbH, suppliers of cutting tools for manufacturers of machine tools for pipe and coupling production, as well as end users. 
Marcus Ralston explains his outlook regarding three key milestones of the evolution taking the cutting tool industry into the 21st century.

Inovatools USA LLC in Hartland, Michigan, offers a broad product range of high-performance solid carbide mills that meet the exacting requirements in mold, fixture and die manufacturing.
Many machine shops are losing tens of thousands of dollars in company profits each year by not implementing quick-change tooling on mills and lathes. Implementing this technology can easily reduce downtime an hour a day.
September 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $156.1 million. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was up 14.7 percent from August's $136.1 million and down 20.5 percent when compared with the $196.3 million reported for September 2019.
A new line of aluminum tools from Inovatools utilizes the ta-C thin-layered coating that the company says makes the process of machining aluminum and its alloys more productive and cost-effective.
Don Schumacher Motorsports (DSM) is one of the country’s most successful motorsports companies, both on and off the track. Tooling from Sandvik Coromant helped the company achieve some impressive goals.
While the latest data on cutting tool orders shows a decline, orders appear to have “found a bottom” and tool suppliers look to the future with the release of a multitude of new tooling, workholding, machine tools and accessories into the marketplace.
Fastems Group will host an online Open House & Conference entitled "Productivity Beyond Machine Tending" that will showcase the latest developments in automation and surrounding technologies.
The main driver of business sustainability goals is to make an impact on the environment. Another benefit is the economic value of implementing sustainable actions. Can businesses save money, and protect the planet? Sandvik thinks so.
When it comes to designing, CAD software has its place, but purchasing and maintaining multiple CAD licenses can be expensive. Kisters offers a solution for supplying CAD to multiple users.
Industrial automation is changing the way cutting tool manufacturers operate. Machines can take on the heavy lifting at each stage of production letting workers get on with less repetitive tasks. And while automation may sound costly and complex to implement, it’s not reserved just for big business.
Schunk, a premium tooling and resharpening company in Germany, utilizes state-of-the-art grinding systems and an ANCA workflow RFID system to finish job packets in a chaotic fashion driven by production needs rather than by job order.
Registration is now open for Ceratizit’s virtual event that runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 30, 2020.

The larger the series of parts to be produced, the more important cycle times and tool costs are. Designing machinery and tooling through a collaborative design process reduces cycle times and tooling costs, while improving part quality.
The Integrex i-H series of multi-tasking machines from Mazak was designed to allow for additional automation technologies to be added onto the machine after purchase as a company's production needs grow and change.

Tooling manufacturers must machine tools to cut an evolving array of materials from exotic metals to composites and meet ever-more exacting tolerances and produce more complex shapes and radii.
Ceratizit USA Inc. has joined forces with several companies to make ventilators.
Bloomfield, CT – Dapra Corp., an American manufacturer of indexable carbide milling tools and inserts, is pleased to announce an initiative to support U.S. shops that are pivoting their manufacturing processes to supply the medical industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As an industry #ANCATooloftheYear celebrates the knowledge and imagination of cutting tool craftsmen, creating tools with the perfect geometry, profile and finish that shape and build our world every day.
According to the 2017 McKinsey report "Making it in America – Revitalizing U.S. Manufacturing," the manufacturing industry is responsible for 35% of the nation’s productivity growth, 60% of its exports and about 70% of private sector R&D spending. These figures point to just how impactful American manufacturing is to the U.S. economy. Visionary American manufacturers have the opportunity to lead the evolution in this industry, which is the basis for the growth/investment strategy of ARCH Cutting Tools (ACT).
When making a cutting tool, I tend to think of a drill, endmill or other metalcutting tool being produced on a CNC tool and cutter grinder in a factory. A book by Bradley Richardson, however, describes how to make a different type of cutting tool with manual tools and equipment in a nonproduction environment. Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc., Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, “Making Your Own Bush Knife: A Beginner’s Guide for the Backyard Knifemaker,” details the process of creating a custom knife.
September 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $195.9 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was down 4.3 percent from August's $204.7 million and down 7 percent when compared with the $210.6 million reported for September 2018. With a year-to-date total of $1.8 billion, 2019 is up 0.2 percent when compared with 2018. Please note there were revisions to August 2019.
At first blush, hardness and toughness may seem like interchangeable concepts, but they actually exist at opposite ends of a continuum that defines indexable and solid tool performance, particularly when it comes to carbide inserts. Harder inserts offer greater wear resistance for superior performance and tool life in hot cutting environments, while tough inserts can handle greater impacts and stressors for the highest feed and depth of cut. For any given application, there is an optimal balance of hardness and toughness – and toolmakers have worked diligently to establish metallurgic principles to offer a range of tools that can meet the diverse needs of manufacturers.
A Ph.D. candidate from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, has been awarded a $15,000 prize for developing a 3D-printed steel tool capable of cutting titanium alloys as well as—if not better than—traditionally manufactured steel tools. The achievement marks a first and could pave the way for increased applications of 3D printing in tool production.
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Seventy years ago when the Society of Carbide Engineers launched the trade magazine that eventually became Cutting Tool Engineering as its official publication, the articles primarily covered carbide cutting tools. After all, the association advertised that those who were engaged in studying, using, supervising the use of or furthering the use of carbides were eligible for membership.
Long wait times? Extra costs? Too complicated? Bruce Kyle, president of toolmaker Knight Carbide Inc. in Chesterfield, Mich., wants to dispel myths about ordering custom carbide inserts.
Dormer Pramet is launching a webinar series to occur the fourth Friday of every month. The first three sessions are open for enrollment. These 30-minute sessions, which will be led by round tool and indexable product experts, are free and designed to expand participants' knowledge of cutting tools. The webinars are geared toward professionals in the fields of sales, technical support and customer service.
October U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $198 million, according to the United States Cutting Tool Institute, Cleveland, and The Association for Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va. This total, as reported by companies participating in the collaborative Cutting Tool Market Report, was up 13.2 percent from September’s $174.92 million and up 17.2 percent when compared with the $169 million reported for October 2016. With a year-to-date total of $1.835 billion, 2017 is up 8 percent when compared with 2016.
Historically, the round tool cutting industry hasn’t offered many educational events to customers for collaboration. 3M is on a mission to change that.
From the founding almost 20 years ago of Mikron Tool SA, Agno, Switzerland, with a six-page brochure, the company has grown to today's 600-page catalog. In this time, Mikron Tool has morphed from a supplier of special cutting tools for transfer machines to a globally present tool manufacturer. The company's range of standardized tools includes more than 2,600 items, which now are included in a "tool book" for end users.
July U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $170.95 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was down 8.4% from June’s $186.57 million and up 16.0% when compared with the total of $147.43 million reported for July 2016. With a year-to-date total of $1.266 billion, 2017 is up 7.1% when compared with 2016.
The first day of Makino Corp.’s two-day 2017 Die/Mold Technology Expo included technology seminars, economic prognosticators, and demonstrations on more than 23 state-of-the-art machines at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. The company also unveiled a new vertical machining center for true 5-axis continuous processing.
Are you having vibration or power consumption problems? The solution might be to change the cutter pitch. Learn how the pitch affects productivity, stability and power consumption.
Seco Tools, LLC has partnered with Ferris State University (FSU) in Big Rapids, Michigan, to offer local area engineering students an opportunity to participate in a multi-year internship program at Seco. The program invites the top three engineering applicants to participate for an initial first year internship. Based on their interest and performance, the students may be asked back for a second year. Graduates of the program will often be offered employment by Seco.
The CECIMO General Assembly that recently concluded in Rotterdam confirmed that, based on solid booking numbers, the European production of machine tool is set to grow by almost 4% in 2017 and surpass a volume of 25 billion euro. Members also agreed that policy-makers should refrain from designing strict regulations on access to and sharing industrial data. CECIMO is the European association representing the common interests of the Machine Tool Industries globally and at EU level.
Pinch grinding offers aggressive material-removal rates, excellent concentricity and low part runout when prepping cutting tool blanks.
MITGI has been honored as a finalist for a 2017 Community Impact Award from Minnesota Business magazine in the Youth Initiative category. This award category recognizes companies for creating or supporting programs designed to enable youth to develop abilities in areas such as leadership, social responsibility, skilled trades, education and community involvement.
Kyocera Group is exhibiting a range of newly developed metalworking tools at the Japan trade show JIMTOF 2016. These will include the new CA3 Series CVD coated carbide indexable cutting tool inserts for cast iron machining; the Magic Drill DRA, a high-performance modular drill; and the MFH Micro, a tiny-caliber high-feed cutting tool.
Emuge Corp. has announced the opening of a new technology center, located at the company’s North American headquarters in West Boylston, MA, USA. The center, designed to be a full-service resource for manufacturers to apply cutting tool application strategies, is equipped with the latest 3 and 5-axis vertical machining centers, precision measuring devices and tool monitoring, in addition to an interactive classroom for training and seminars. The technology center will serve customers across the U.S. and Canada, enabling manufacturing professionals to test cut their applications and develop milling, drilling, and threading strategies to optimize tool life and performance and reduce cycle times.
“Manufacturers who conduct a lot of machining know that the cost of productivity of a machining operation is inextricably connected to the selection of the cutting tool and the process for managing them,” writes GE Industry Analyst Andy Henderson in a GE Digital blog post. “In the utopian future, the manufacturing intelligence system will automatically control how cutting tools are used and automatically optimize the cost of machining operations.”
Scientific Cutting Tools (SCT), Simi Valley, Calif., has added the capability of coating its own cutting tools on premises in the form of a new coating machine from Platit which enables the coating of up to 500 tools in 4 hours.
It is a matter of course for manufacturers of rail and train components to ensure that quality products and services continue to be delivered to the industry every day. Increasing reliability through new tools, materials and machining techniques, as well as supporting productive and cost effective maintenance of existing infrastructure, is crucial.
Jarvis Cutting Tools is constructing a 500W AC solar panel array in front of its property in Rochester, N.H. Jarvis President Costikyan Jarvis said the solar project will help the company cut production costs and capitalize on incentives for producing solar energy, according to a report on fosters.com.
Indiana job shop cuts insert costs in half and triples tool life with Beyond Evolution grooving and cut-off tools, according to a case study submitted by Kennametal Inc.
For most manufacturers, the productivity of their CNC equipment can be measured in fractions of seconds when it comes to things like cutting or grinding cycle times and the intervals between tool changes. The performance of the spindle—the workhorse of the CNC machine—has a dramatic impact on that productivity.
March billings among 40 U.S. cutting tool companies increased 5.7 percent over February and 15.4 percent over January, according to a recent report from the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI), which surveys U.S. cutting tool companies each month for USCTI's Current Business Report. Total billings in March reached nearly $166 million, compared to nearly $157 million in February and nearly $144 million in January.
NanoMech announced that it has secured $10 million in capital for leading its Series C Financing round from Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), the corporate venturing subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s national oil company. This capital infusion and new global customer relationship with the largest producer of oil in the world will significantly accelerate NanoMech’s manufacturing of the most advanced nanoengineered and nanomanufactured lubricants, coatings and specialty chemicals, addressing major industries such as energy, transportation, aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, racing, agricultural equipment and military.
In an effort to expand its reach within the aerospace industry, OSG USA Inc. has purchased Amamco Tool & Supply Co. Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C registered company that makes high-quality, custom, carbide tools for manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive and medical industries, according to an OSG USA news release issued today.
BENZ Inc., Charlotte, N.C., today announced it will be holding a Heavy Metal Sale to commemorate the company’s upcoming expansion and relocation from Charlotte to Hickory, N.C. During the promotional period through Feb. 19, BENZ will offer 25 percent off select live tools, Solidifx Modular Quick Change Systems and angle heads.
Briney Tooling Systems, Bad Axe, Mich., recently worked closely with a leading medical manufacturer to develop a special HSK50E balanceable grinding wheel arbor for a precision CNC grinding machine producing shaped bone fragments for surgical grafting, according to a company news release issued Jan. 19.
The Gleason Corp. early this month announced the acquistion of the gear cutting tools business from Hurth Infer Indústria de Máquinas e Ferramentas Ltda., located in Sorocaba, Brazil. Now known as Gleason Indústria de Ferramentas Ltda., the gear cutting tools business includes shaving cutters, shaper cutters, chamfering and deburring tools, as well as tool sharpening services for such products.
Cutting tool maker SGS Tool Co., Munroe Falls, Ohio, recently signed a licensing agreement with Haimer GmbH, Igenhausen, Germany, for the tool holding company's HAIMER Safe-Lock System, according to a recent news release. SGS Tool, a market leader for solid carbide end mills in North America, has begun offering their high quality cutting tools with the HAIMER Safe-Lock System. The unique Safe-Lock design in cutting tools and tool holders combines high-precision, shrink-fit clamping with a positive form locking mechanism.
OSG USA Inc., a manufacturer of taps, drills, end mills, dies and indexable cutting tools, recently acquired the assets and proprietary manufacturing technology of IMU Dies. Effective immediately, OSG becomes the exclusive source for IMU branded dies globally.
When the Fullerton Tool Co., Saginaw, Mich., says it is "a growing industry leader in quality solid carbide cutting tools," the claim isn't just poetic prose from a public relations agency. The privately owned business, which has been located in Saginaw for almost 75 years, recently opened a second plant—Fullerton West—located in Thomas Township in the Great Lakes Technology Park.
Industrial material handling equipment manufacturer PRAB Inc., Kalamazoo, Mich., has completed its purchase of Puckmaster Co., manufacturers of briquetting machines for metal compression and coolant collection. 
Earlier this summer Fastenal installed an additional FAST Solutions industrial vending machine within the Terex Mixer manufacturing plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Given how many vending devices (machines and lockers) Fastenal installs during a typical business day, it was a commonplace event — except in one regard: that particular machine represented the 50,000th FAST Solutions device concurrently installed at Fastenal customer sites worldwide. 
Machine tool builder Okuma America Corp. has launched a new web-based machine selector tool at okuma.com/machine-selector. The tool is designed to take the guesswork out of selecting a machine by providing users with a convenient method of finding the Okuma machine tool that best suits their specific manufacturing needs, according to the company.
Machine tool supplier Methods Machine Tool, Inc., Sudbury, Mass., has expanded its Southern California operation, increasing the number of sales/application engineering and service personnel by eight and offering a full range of machine tool solutions from all of Methods' partner brands. In addition, Robert Serrano has been added to the leadership team as sales manager, bringing 25 years of machine tool experience to the position. 
Ceratizit SA has acquired German solid carbide toolmaker Klenk GmbH & Co. KG, augmenting the Ceratizit Group's product portfolio with custom solutions for solid-carbide round tools, according to the company. With the addition of Klenk, the Ceratizit Group aims to further strengthen its position in the solid-carbide tool market, according to Thierry Wolter of the Ceratizit Group's executive board. "It is our aim to be perceived as a global premium player for all cutting tools," he said.  
Toolmaker SGS Tool Co., Munroe Falls, Ohio, has completed and held a grand opening of its new 76,000 sq. ft. endmill facility in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The new plant was constructed next to the company's existing manufacturing facilities and creates increased toolmaking capacity.
MSC Industrial Supply Co., Melville, N.Y., a distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services, is expanding its portfolio of metalworking products from Accupro, Davidson, N.C. The new line adds more than 3,000 new precision-engineered metalworking tools to the existing 20,000 Accupro products MSC currently offers. 
Intrepid Tool Industries, Surprise, Ariz., has released its new 2015/2016 full-line catalog, showing the company's current offering of drills, reamers and countersinks for machining composites, aluminum, titanium and other aerospace materials. Additions include a new series of "W" point drills, combination drill/countersinks, porting tools with through-tool coolant holes and a full line of PCD drills and countersinks. For more information, call (800) 998-6565 or visit www.intrepidtool.com. 
KAISER Precision Tooling Ltd., Rümlang, Switzerland, reports that it has strengthened its long-term partnership, BIG Daishowa Seiki Co. Ltd., Japan, by agreeing to be acquired by the BIG Daishowa group as of April 15. KAISER Precision Tooling, a supplier of modular boring tools, and BIG Daishowa Seiki, a producer of toolholders and measurement devices, have had a technology and distribution partnership since 1980.
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Hoffman Estates, Ill., has enhanced its BIG Profit Maker, KAISER and Unilock repair services by bringing services in-house that, until recently, were performed overseas. The company is also eliminating charges for some commodity parts, as well as offering same-day services.
Azure MicroDynamics Inc., Lake Forest, Calif., is a manufacturing, machining and assembly facility specializing in small and micro components with tolerances as tight as 0.0002" for medical devices and other products. Incorporating micromachining processes that include multi-axis milling and turning, Azure is capable of producing low-volume prototype quantities as well as high-volume production, according to the company. 
Tungaloy Corp. completed an additional production building at its headquarters in Iwaki, Japan. The new facility is added on to the existing manufacturing complex, which opened in 2011, and will help meet growing demand for cemented carbide inserts, milling tools, and indexable drills, according to the company.
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc., Hoffman Estates, Ill., is hosting the Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (GCAMP) Open House on April 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. An event directed toward area students and parents, it will explain what advanced manufacturing means in today's economy. The agenda includes presentations, technology demonstrations and opportunities to talk to college representatives and professionals in the field. 
Toolmaker Dormer Pramet's new line of indexable tooling, including internal and external turning, milling cutters and indexable drills with carbide inserts, becomes available to North American customers April 1 following the publication of a new catalog featuring the Pramet- tool line, consisting of turning, milling and drilling inserts and holders.
Harvey Tool announced the release of its 30th Anniversary Spring 2015 Catalog. The Rowley, Mass.-based toolmaker will introduce over 1,100 new tools, including eight new products in its variable helix, plastic cutting, undercutting, chamfering and thread milling lines. In addition, new sizes and coating options have been added to over 40 different products, according to the company. 
Toolmaker OSG USA, INC., Glendale Heights, Ill, has introduced the OSG PHOENIX® Vol.4 catalog in print and digital versions. The catalog is over 150 pages and features new products and expansions to existing lines of indexable milling and drilling products. Notable additions to the milling lineup includes 45° face milling cutters, screw fit endmills and replaceable head endmills. Indexable drills and replaceable head drills have been added to the drilling offering.  
Industrial distributor Fastenal, Winona, Minn., has partnered with The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) to provide maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) supplies to government entities nationwide. TCPN's lead government agency, Region 4 Education Service Center, uses a competitive solicitation process consistent with applicable procurement laws and regulations.  
Toolmaker NAP GLADU has expanded its diamond cutting tool servicing capabilities with the installation of additional equipment at its Statesville, N.C., service center, serving North Carolina and surrounding states. "This expansion improves our ability to provide our customers fast, high-quality sharpening and repair service on their diamond cutting tools," said Glenn McClain, service center manager, east. "Adding equipment and investing in jobs at our Statesville center reinforces our commitment to fast turnaround times and the local community." 
FLP Tooling's Applitec brand has launched its 2015-2017 product catalog with three new product lines added: Top-Watch, Trio-Line and Micro-Line. Top-Watch is a line of inserts and holders for micro machining ultrasmall parts, developed in collaboration with Swiss watchmakers. The Trio-Line boasts 3-sided inserts, including a set of grooving inserts for circlips, adhering to DIN 6799 and DIN 471 standards.
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc., Hoffman Estates, Ill., celebrates 25 years of North American operations in 2015. Incorporated in the spring of 1990 under the name Kaiser Precision Tooling (KPT), the subsidiary of Heinz Kaiser AG, Oberbüren, Switzerland, provided the North American market access to Kaiser's boring tools and modular boring systems. 
OSG Tap & Die Inc., a Glendale Heights, Ill.-based manufacturer of taps, drills, endmills, dies and indexable cutting tools, has changed its name to OSG USA Inc. The corporate name change was made to better reflect the products and services OSG markets domestically, according to the company. 

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Drew Strauchen, GWS Tool Group's executive vice president of marketing and business development, covers a wide variety of products for turning, threading, custom tooling, PCD tools, milling, custom inserts, holemaking and more.
With variable index and unique flute geometry, the OSG HY-PRO® CARB VGM series features unequal flute spacing which reduces vibration during machining by altering the timing of each flute engaging in the workpiece.
ARCH Cutting Tools offers a video overview of its Patriot high-performance boring bars, which offer tunable internal damping technology to deliver optimal dynamic stability and yield significant increases in machining performance.
Gorilla Mill President and Owner Kevin Cranker offers Cutting Tool Engineering a quick tour of the company's booth at EASTEC 2021, highlighting two new Gorilla Mill lines: the Arsenal' lines during Cutting Tool Engineering's EASTEC 2021 booth visit. Cranker begins the tour by featuring the company's new Arsenal line of Picatinny cutters along with a new line of Lemur chamfering mills.
For Cutting Tool Engineering's EASTEC 2021 booth visit with Mikron Tool, Regional Sales Manager Clive Komlenic talks about the company's new CrazyMill Cool Plunge & Slot square and corner radius mill as well as its new line of small diameter micro mills (0.2 to 0.9 mm three-flute and 0.4 to 0.9 mm four-flute).
Video highlights the IMCO enDURO M5 Series endmills for titanium and stainless steels.
Designed for CNC machining, Heule’s BSF (Back Spot Facer) tool is an economical backwards spotfacing and counterboring tool that allows machining of large spotfaces and counterbores up to 2.3xd without turning the work piece over.
Check out the newly released Hurrimill AT4 end mill. This all terrain 4 flute end mill is perfect for slotting and profiling, ramping, plunging, high speed milling, and roughing and finishing.
The DeBurr-Z is said to eliminate the need for tedious hand work by deburring parts quickly and consistently on a CNC machine.
YG-1 USA's new FM10 PNMU face milling platform, which is featured in this brief video demonstration, combines multi-corner face milling performance with high-feed capabilities.
The MonsterMill FRP CR has patent-pending geometry that delivers compression across the entire cutting length resulting in the prevention of projecting fibers, multiple use option, and economical programming of the machine.
Overlapping inserts allow Ingersoll’s NuMaxILock to produce smooth chip formation at high-feed rates while high axial shear provides smooth chip formation. Tangentially mounted inserts with dovetailed seating provide greater cutter reliability and insert stability.
Designed for extreme drilling in steels, Guhring’s RT100 XF drill family delivers. The carbide grade developed for the RT100 XF balances hardness and toughness.
Greenleaf’s XSYTIN®-360 ceramic end mills combine Greenleaf’s phase-toughened XSYTIN®-1 substrate with a unique cutting geometry that offers ten times higher productivity and tremendous cost savings.
Tungaloy’s TungFeed-Blade is an extremely rigid modular blade series for grooving and parting applications. TungFeed-Blade consists of a triangular CHGP style modular blade with three insert pockets which holds a CHTBR/L robust style tool block. Intended for high feed grooving and parting, the TungFeed-Blade system extends insert life, improves surface finish, and part straightness, while significantly reducing cycle time.
CNC Software Inc., Helical Solutions LLC and Makino Inc. — a software developer, cutting tool maker and machine builder, respectively — share the results of their joint R&D project that began with an email introducing a new high-efficiency six-flute endmill with a chipbreaker. This report is a video supplement to the Get With The Program column in the August 2021 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine.
Tungaloy’s TungCut series of grooving and parting tools now offers TungFeed-Blade, an extremely rigid modular blade series for grooving and parting applications.
Video highlights the IMCO Streakers M2 Series, which includes the M223 second generation Streaker end mill for machining aluminum alloys and the M233 roughers that plow through aluminum alloys while using 20% less power. 
OSG USA Inc. announces the release of the HY-Pro Carb VGM endmill series. VGM endmills feature variable geometry for dynamic milling of steel and stainless steel.
Millstar’s EIV5 series revitalizes conventional practices for modern machine shops. The EIV5 provides a unique combination of radial grind, variable helix, variable pitch and radius preparation for maximum versatility and surgical precision.
Video demonstrates WTX-HFDS Solid Carbide Drills with applications including grey cast iron with spheroidal graphite and at tolerances of H7.
Tungaloy America Inc. demonstrates the hard turning capabilities of its T-CBN, AH8000 and LX11 insert grades in a two-minute video that runs through a series of turning operations. The video also provides recommendations for which insert grades to use for continuous, light interrupted and heavy interrupted turning applications.
Abrasive Technology Inc. discusses how superabrasive grinding wheels and tools with electroplated bonds are able to maintain tight-tolerance forms, provide freer cutting, and hold form or profile from the first cut to the last. In addition, the tools can be stripped and replated.
OSG USA Inc. focuses on its AE-VML long flute, anti-vibration carbide endmill in a detailed video replete with cutting demonstrations captured during a live event. The report is one of several "live" videos produced for OSG's YouTube channel that are intended to demonstrate new tools and answer customer questions.
ARCH Cutting Tools, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, recently visited with Quality Machine & Repair Inc., Hartville, Ohio, to learn more about the company's decision to use Patriot High Performance™ endmills for a small run of complex parts made of a flame-hardened 4140 steel with a crust in the 50 Rockwell range. The company ordered 16 endmills for the job, but only needed two.
With its GCX Linear machine, ANCA CNC Machines brings a complete solution for manufacturing and sharpening skiving cutters as part of a comprehensive gear cutting tool package.
Tungaloy's TungEight-Mill face milling cutter is for extremely light cutting with low power consumption, perfect for low rigidity and low horsepower machines with a BT-30 connection. TungEight-Mill incorporates single-sided positive inserts with eight economical cutting edges for heavy roughing to mirror finishing of various material faces.
Kyocera Precision Tools Inc. has released a milling line for high-speed aluminum applications. The MEAS series is engineered with unique grooved insert pockets for added stability when machining at high speeds.
Presented as a video supplement to Cutting Tool Engineering's July 2020 article that addresses the need for part manufacturers to work with toolmakers to learn about the wide range of tool options available today, "Illuminating Aluminum" offers two machining demonstrations from LMT Onsrud LP, Waukegan, Illinois, and RobbJack Corp., Lincoln, California.
Tungaloy’s CVD grades in the T9200 series offer outstanding performance in steel turning. This new generation of grades features Tungaloy’s innovative PremiumTec post surface treatment technology making T9200 hard to break.

ARCH Cutting Tools continues to focus on their commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Backed by a talented line up of experienced engineers to assist you in creating personalized custom tool solutions and fueled with an ever increasing standard, stocked high performance offering of cutting tools and holders.
The Walter Cut MX grooving and parting tool improves accuracy, stability and process reliability by improving on proven technology.
Tungaloy has expanded its T9200 CVD grade insert series to include T9205 and T9235 grades as well as the -TSF and -TM style chipbreakers.
This corporate video offers an overview of Tungaloy Corp.'s origins and growth since its inception in 1929.
The video proves the point—YG-1’s ONLY ONE end mill provides superior cutting performance to cut where others can’t. Watch how coated carbide breaks down halfway through the cut and witness how HSS CO8 can’t stand the heat and stops dead in its tracks. And when it comes to unstable cutting conditions, the coated PM 60 ONLY ONE, stands up where brittle carbide breaks down. Need a tool to handle tough materials—see how the ONLY ONE can be your best investment at up to 30% less than the cost of carbide.

The operations at Alliance Broach & Tool run smoothly using Realtrac Performance ERP.
Searching for skilled labor and ways to increase overall efficiency and productivity has just gotten much easier with Okuma’s automation solutions.
Terry Iverson, author of Finding America's Greatest Champion, discusses manufacturing careers with a millennial who attended the Fall 2019 meeting of the United States Cutting Tool Institute.
Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) is Citizen’s widely applicable cutting technology designed to avoid the problem of spiraling chips, entanglement of chips and built-up edges.
Shorter cycle times are key for manufacturers to remain competitive and profitable.
Kennametal debuts two new PCBN insert grades with double-sided inserts for materials up to 65 HRC. The KBH10B and KBH20B PCBN grades are said to deliver high productivity and long tool life when turning tool steels and other hardened materials.
Kennametal's five-flute, high-velocity aluminum roughing solid-carbide endmill — the KOR 5 — is said to increase table feed rates up to 66% compared to commonly used three-flute tools.
Kennametal's latest addition to its HARVI line of high-performance solid endmills, the HARVI I TE 4-flute solid-carbide endmill features a radical new design.
DoTriple-Mill is Tungaloy’s face milling cutter featuring a dovetail clamping system that dramatically reduces insert lift up and excessive shear force imposed on the screws during heavy duty milling.
BallRoughNose - New line of indexable ball nose end mills, designed to provide maximum reliability during roughing and semi-finishing.
Jordan Wade, a machinist at MC Molds, says Hurco's 3D Import feature “blows his mind” in regards to its ability to generate the program or the cutter path so easily when he just picks a surface.
The Okuma V920EX vertical lathe increases productivity by providing stable machining of thin and odd-shaped workpieces
Leading manufacturers in the cutting tool industry know there are many factors that contribute to producing superior quality tools.
Watch the video to see how ToolRoom RN34 can help you design and manufacture complex tool geometries and getting them balanced perfectly for optimal cutting conditions.
Jordan Wade, the machinist at MC Molds says the capabilities of 3D import “blows his mind” in regards to its ability to generate the program or the cutter path so easily when he just picks a surface.
The VGrind 360, VOLLMER’s latest tool grinding machine, is equipped with enhanced travel distances in order to machine carbide tools up to a diameter of 100 millimeters.
The Mazak HQR-250MSY Multi-Tasking turning center features a highly productive twin-spindle, twin-turret configuration for unequaled part processing opportunities and high-volume throughput.
Tungaloy expands its DoForce-Tri line of square shoulder milling cutters to include a size 07 insert, with 6 cutting edges for precision milling and insert economy.
Components for the aerospace, power and heavy equipment sectors require high material removal rates and extended machining hours.
Video highlights special features of the IMCO POW•R•PATH AP5 Series, including a revolutionary 5-flute design for HEM tool paths in aluminum alloys, and a solid core and extra durable coating for maximum tool life. Available with CMS for maximum chip control, the POW•R•PATH AP5 Series also offers high metal removal rates for extreme productivity.
Here, Drew Strauchen of the GWS Tool Group walks us through the company's PYSTL endmill series, which is designed specifically for gummy, exotic material.
We've got aluminum on the run! The best cutter in aluminum just got BETTER.
Greenleaf Corporation has been transforming industries with its metalcutting tools & systems and technical ceramics since 1945.
NTK's Shaper Duo tools are effective alternatives to traditional approaches for socket machining
Iscar's latest addition in the PENTA series introduces a new 5-cornered insert for machining miniature parts.
ARCH Cutting Tools is a leader in standard cutting tools for manufacturing, providing a multitude of industries with the most trusted cutting tools in this competitive environment.
Precision Cutting Tools has improved it’s 360 series endmill for 2019. The design consists of the eccentric OD, a sharp corner, a larger gullet and a ground 1° radial land.
KenTIP FS is suitable for many challenging operations. Chain hole drilling in steel is one of them.
Go from "solid to part" seamlessly. Eliminate extra steps. The newest control feature for both three and five axis machines from Hurco is the skills gap buster shops need.
M4000 is the universal system for all users who want to have as many options as possible when milling. The M4000 range can master all machining tasks with one type of indexable insert.
T9215 CVD grade provides unparalleled wear and fracture resistance for turning ISO P15 materials.
Deublin AutoSense™ seal technology can handle nearly all through spindle media. The sealing technology automatically changes between closed seal and controlled leakage operation to prevent dry running. To learn more about AutoSense seal technology and other sealing technologies Deublin offers, visit www.deublin.com.
At Hurco, our mission is to help shops be more productive and more profitable by manufacturing rigid and reliable CNC machines equipped with meaningful control technology that’s user-friendly. Everything we’ve accomplished is due to the loyal customers who have believed in us these past 50 years!
Sandvik Coromant's new grades CB7105 and CB7115 break new ground in hard part turning. The new grades are based on the newest generation Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN) material. This material enhances crater wear resistance and fracture resistance at high cutting speeds in case hardened and induction hardened material.
Brian Norris, president of The Americas for Dormer Pramet, spent a few minutes during IMTS 2018 to guide Cutting Tool Engineering Publisher Dennis Spaeth through a number of product highlights from Precision Twist Drill, Union Butterfield, Dormer and Pramet.
During a brief interview at IMTS 2018, Steve Howard, marketing and engineering manager for NTK Cutting Tools, discussed the significance of the company's patented BIDEMICS material, calling it "the first real improvement in ceramics in 20 or 30 years."
Our latest breakthrough technologies and turnkey manufacturing solutions are designed to improve your overall machining productivity. From doubling your metal removal rate to reducing insert wear, you can expect to achieve more with cutting tools from Seco.
Double your feed rates with the Stabilizer 2.0 from Niagara Cutter. This family of end mills raises the bar in high performance milling by incorporating a patented continuously varying asymmetrical geometry which helps create a smooth, chatter free milling condition.
Learn how to achieve good chip control when drilling with indexable drills. Effective chip control is the most important factor in indexable insert drilling operations and is essential for quality hole making. Poor chip evacuation can result in poor surface finish and can lead to tool breakage and damaged components.
Curious about Dynamic Milling? DAPRA’s American-made Helical Roughing End Mills are a great option for modern applications. Watch a 3/4” dia. end mill create a .850” deep pocket and outside contour in a 1018 steel block, with a total cycle time of just 4 min. 17 sec. No-risk Guaranteed Test Orders are available.
Cutting tool innovation often starts with collaborative problem solving at the spindle. Breakthroughs in cutting tool proficiency occur when the ARCH cutting tool group works in close collaboration with its customers.
Bob Warfield of the CNCCookbook.com analyzes the impact of tool deflection in the fourth episode of The CNC Chef, a video series from Cutting Tool Engineering.
Bob Warfield of the CNCCookbook.com addresses tool life issues when micromachining in the third episode of The CNC Chef, a new video series from Cutting Tool Engineering. In this episode, Warfield takes a close look at tool runout, which he says is the No. 1 issue for tool life problems when micromachining. 
U.S. Union Tool captures slow motion video of its UDCB tool at work. Action filmed with a high-speed camera.
Well-intentioned conservatism can actually be very bad for tool life, according to the second episode of The CNC Chef, a new monthly video series from Cutting Tool Engineering and Bob Warfield from CNCCookbook. While the first episode focused on the risk of tool rubbing by turning down the feedrate too much, the second episode cautions against cutting back cut width or stepover too much, which causes chip thinning.
In the debut episode of The CNC Chef, Bob Warfield from CNCCookbook.com cautions against slowing down your feed rate to avoid tool rubbing. A new monthly video series from Cutting Tool Engineering, The CNC Chef will address a variety of machining challenges in the coming months.
Todd Cox, field sales engineer with Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., discusses the changes in the holemaking technologies for the automotive industry during this 8-minute video podcast.
Using its Crazy Drill Cool SST-Inox, Mikron Corp. Monroe demonstrates fast drilling in stainless steel, heat-resistant superalloys and more.
Cutting Tool Engineering visited with G.W. Schultz Tool during IMTS 2016. Tomas Roman, inside sales manager for G.W. Schultz Tool, provides the play-by-play for a demonstration of the company's Alumigator roughing and ramping endmill.
Chris Merlin, director of portfolio commercialization for the WIDIA Products Group, visited with Cutting Tool Engineering Publisher Don Nelson during IMTS 2016 to discuss the company's 90-year milestone and latest technology, including the VariMill Modular System, the VariTap and the features of the NOVO app.
Todd Miller, manager, product marketing, Seco Tools LLC, covers the unique features of the company's Highfeed 6 cutter at IMTS 2016.
Seco Tools LLC introduced the Niagara Cutter Stabilizer 2.0 during IMTS 2016. Jay Ball, Seco Tools product manager, Niagara Cutter Solid Endmills, covers the new aspects of the Stabilizer 2.0 in this brief video report.
Cutting Tool Engineering visited with Abel Rodrigues, sales engineer, Somma Tool Co., during IMTS 2016 as he provided the play-by-play for a video demonstration of external and internal rotary broaching.
When the Fullerton Tool Co., Saginaw, Mich., says it is "a growing industry leader in quality solid carbide cutting tools," the claim isn't just poetic prose from a public relations agency. The privately owned business, which has been located in Saginaw for almost 75 years, recently opened a second plant—Fullerton West—located in Thomas Township in the Great Lakes Technology Park.
Manufacturing Marvels, which airs on The FOX Business Network, recently featured Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., Dover, Ohio. Manufacturing Marvels, which is produced by the Marvel Production Group LLC, Dallas, Texas, are 2-minute video reports spotlighting American manufacturers, their products, processes and customers.
Looking for a way to reduce grinding cycle times and improve cutting tool quality in order to satisfy customer requirements, Myles most recently invested in an ANCA MX7 Linear CNC tool grinder with linear motors. The LinX Linear Motor consists of a shaft containing magnets and a forcer containing wound copper coils. The symmetric design results in zero attractive forces between the forcer and shaft, greatly reducing the loading requirement on support bearings.
Milling metals hardened to 52 HRC and harder with solid-carbide cutters doesn’t require a heavy-duty, high-performance machine tool when a machinist employs trochoidal milling and applies cutting tools with an appropriate substrate, coating and geometries.
While rotating counterclockwise, the cutting wing on the Erix Tool automatic back spotfacing tool folds in as it cuts a hole, then opens automatically when the spindle passes through the material and begins to rotate clockwise to begin spotfacing.
GMN USA video report offers insight into spindle repair.
A video tutorial on lasers from Ronald D. Schaeffer, Ph.D., the chief executive officer of PhotoMachining Inc. Schaeffer provides the history and future of laser technology and its importance in micromanufacturing.
Fastenal offers an overview of its newest vending technology at IMTS 2014.
Seco Tools offers overview of its recently upgraded SMG system.
Interview with THINBIT Kaiser Tool Co. at IMTS 2014.
KOMET Service North America, a partnership between KOMET of America and a variety of independent companies to service the KOMET brand of tools, welcomed Grinding Technology LLC to its list of partners at a special ceremony held during IMTS 2014. The Houston, Texas, company became the seventh partner to sign on with KOMET Service since the launch of the service partnership at IMTS 2012.
Heule Tools Corp., which celebrated its 25th anniversary at IMTS 2014, introduced two new products at the semi-annual trade show event. Gary Brown, president of Heule Tools Corp., North America, describes a new drilling line and the company's new counterbore tool said to be capable of creating back spot faces of more than 2x diameter.

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The 180°-point angle makes the DC118 Supreme ideal for plunging into inclined or round surfaces because the drill is guided quickly on the margins and centered accurately. At the same time, burr formation remains extremely low. The protective corner chamfer on the cutting edges protects against rapid wear, which significantly increases tool life compared to drills without a protective chamfer. The excellent rigidity of the drill is a third feature which sets it apart from the competition.
The series is now introducing TCS18 and TCL18 inserts designed for left-hand cuts, expanding the product lines that, up to now, has offered right-hand inserts only. Grooving and parting tools commonly used in most of the operations performed in conventional CNC lathes and Swiss machines are right-handed. As highly advanced multitasking machines with multiple spindles and turrets are gaining popularity to maximize productivity, the needs for left-hand tools are increasing as well, which enable simultaneous machining on the right and left-hand spindles of such machines.
BallFinishNose is an effective tool in finishing and semi-finishing, particularly on geometric surfaces and complex 3D contours common to die-mold or aerospace applications. The insert features a unique asymmetric shape. This design allows users to use the same side of the insert always facing the same direction when set in the tool body, providing the tool with high repeatable accuracy and reliability, surface quality and predictable tool life.
The VAPOR platform has unique elements in body design and TRI-X2 insert geometry for higher metal removal rates and extended tool life. VAPOR is ideal for extreme machining with modern machine tool technology.
This machine is built on the success of the Rollomatic LaserSmart® series of machines and particularly addresses the profile cutting and ablation of diamond tooling in the larger diameter range as well as tools with a Monoblock adaptor. The ideal and typical application fields for this machine are the woodworking, automotive and aerospace industries.
The DMH drill head features a fracture resistant design that is suitable for applications that involve drilling holes through thin-walled sections of workpieces. In normal circumstances, thin walls tend to spring back on the drill after the drill pierces through and exits the hole. In the process, uncut material shifts and forms exit burrs that impose extra burdens on the drill edge. These problems inflict damage on drill corners, shortening tool life. The DMH drill head’s geometry protects drill corners from fracture damage, providing extended tool life and reduced downtime.
DrillMeister drill sleeves are available in 16, 25, and 32 millimeters in diameters for metric sizes and 3/4 inches and one inch for imperial sizes that fit the drill holders of the same sizes equipped in Swiss lathes. All drill sleeves have a threaded connecting port on the sleeve end for easy coolant hose connection.
These WXN15 grade coated inserts are all introduced with a highly positive shaped geometry, which is particularly effective in machining ISO N materials. When used in advanced cutter bodies like the new Xtra·tec® XT M5468 button insert milling cutter, with G88 geometry, this also increases productivity when performing machining operations on deep shoulders with excellent chip removal.
A significant increase in marking speed and marking quality on previously insufficiently markable materials are the main benefits of FOBA’s green laser. Affected materials include special plastics like UHMWPE, HDPE or PMMA for which additives might no longer be necessary, as well as glass or shiny substrates. Compared to other laser types like UV or fiber, the green laser shows better marking results while achieving superior marking speeds.
Beyond shoulder and face milling, the end mills can also be used for pocket milling, helical interpolation, ramping and slot milling. The CoroMill 316 is part of the Sandvik Coromant Optimized Solutions offering in the company’s solid round tools range.
Packed with versatility, one High Feed SP tool handles a complete range of high feed milling operations and materials. The tool optimizes such operations as copy milling, ramping, pocketing, face milling and plunging to further reduce tooling inventories. Users optimize milling performance while eliminating the need to switch among numerous tools to implement various machining strategies and part materials.
GN 742.5 Fluid/Fill Drain Plugs, GN 738.5 magnetic plugs and GN 7440 fluid sight glasses are made of AISI 316L (A4) stainless steel. Winco offers the premium sight glass in standard sizes from M16 to M42 and G⅜ to G1¼. Other thread diameters are available on request. Naturally, the same applies to the threaded plugs GN 742.5 and GN 738.5.
The machining improvements are achieved by a special cutting drill contour with an added rear contour configuration that acts like a guide pad while the drill remains in the bushing, keeping the tool on location.  Once the drill is in the cut, these guide pads continue to force the tool to cut a straight path for the remainder of operation.
CoroTurn Prime B-type inserts are available for external and internal turning in a range of high-performing grades, including the new steel turning grades GC4415 and GC4425. Programming support is available in the most common CAM platforms and with CoroPlus Tool Path for PrimeTurning.
Norton for Aluminum wheels have a range of features and benefits including a 5/8"- 11" hub for quick, tool-free wheel changes. Helping to keep metal surfaces clean for defect-free, corrosion-free welding, the new wheels have a contaminate-free bond which does not need any waxes or lubricants. Also, a double coarse layer construction adds versatility and life on applications such as back-grinding and notching. Norton for Aluminum wheels construction is strong and safe, exceeding all the strictest Norton American ANSI and international safety standards.
The system handles axial grooves from dia. 2.362-in (60 mm), cutting depths up to 1.299-in (33 mm), with insert width of 0.197-in (5 mm). The new system delivers maximum productivity and cutting parameters due to optimal cooling, strength and controlled chip breaking, along with high cost-efficiency due to two cutting edges. Axial grooving is effective when the groove depth is 1.5 times greater than the groove width, but to be successful axial grooving requires dedicated tooling and a dedicated chip control insert.
Based on a technology platform similar to the existing CoroMill® 345, this new milling concept offers a 40 percent lighter cutter body with shim protection and a high number of inserts for secure and stable machining, even in vibration-prone overhang applications. The 89.5-degree approach angle enables the multi-edge cutter to work close to the fixture, which not only greatly improves machine utilization, but also ensures a longer tool life with less scrap.
What makes the CoroMill Dura stand out compared to the former versatile concept and competitor end mills is its WhisperKut technology. The CoroMill Dura is available from two to seven flutes with 1-4×D cutting length, with and without a chip divider. The end mills can be reconditioned up to three times to original specifications.
Built for difficult applications involving ISO P, M, K and S materials, the cutters offer application-specific sub- family designs featuring left or right-hand helixes, half- or full-effective teeth options, two front insert and many radii choices for long tool life and maximum chip evacuation. Reliable and user-friendly, the Helical SN8-13 also eliminates incorrect indexing of front and helix inserts, reducing operator error.
The TC620 Supreme thread milling cutters utilize patent-pending Walter DeVibe technology with an anti-vibration land to effectively suppress vibrations and allow higher cutting parameters, while contributing to other TC620 Supreme advantages like a high level of process reliability and easy handling due to extremely infrequent radius correction.
The line of high-precision ball splines is ideal for high-speed operation in compact spaces such as laboratory automation or semiconductor pick-and-place assembly. They can automate functions that a human might otherwise perform, like opening the cover of a sample jar and pouring it in a test tube. And they are especially cost-effective in industrial robotic applications that require high-speed, precise integration of rotary and linear motion without the wide freedom of movement of robots.
The cartridge replaces the traditional 5-piece consumable stackup with a perfectly aligned part that lasts longer and delivers extended high-definition cut quality. It makes consumable management and assembly much easier, and eliminates errors caused by incorrect handling or installation.
Like other SmartSYNC torches, these new torches automatically set the correct amperage, air pressure, and operating mode upon installation of the consumable cartridge and allow the operator to change the cartridge without returning to the power supply.  The torches also come with Hypertherm’s FastConnect™ feature to make switching between torches fast and easy.
In a field study on an aluminum cylinder head, the application of the extended drill was able to achieve a tool life of 2,000 parts per drill when machining holes of 8 mm diameter at 5,000 RPM in the cut and a feed rate of 1200mm/minute. Prior to the deep hole gundrill operation, there were two twist drill passes with the gundrill connecting the center portion of this feature in the head.
Tungaloy has expanded its economical, double-sided negative insert line with the -28 chipbreaker. Featuring a pressed-in chipbreaker geometry with a large inclination angle on the sharp cutting edge, the -28 generates free cutting action with superior chip control. In addition, a negative insert design provides the cutting edge with strength and reliability when machining parts with heavy cutting conditions at varying D.O.C.
Milling heads mount to a variety of available shank lengths for even greater versatility, with short and long- reach capability for a variety of overhang lengths. Head changes only require a simple turn of a wrench, eliminating the need to remove the holder from the machine to change the cutter. Users also eliminate the need to reset tool lengths thanks to a secure and reliable connection that provides exchange accuracies within 50 microns.
The drills are coolant-through, straight flute (G-drills), with emulsion or oil and coolant pressure of 145-580 PSI (10-40 bar). They are offered in cylindrical shank configuration and have a 120° point angle with tolerance of m7. They are also offered in L/D ratio of 5 x Dc as standard, with options for shorter and longer drills to be ordered and specials through Walter’s signature Xpress quotation program.
The unique PVD coating that is standard on all Greenleaf-360 end mills provides added productivity and performance. The coating offers a very low coefficient of friction with an extremely high service temperature range. This combination results in high wear resistance and allows for higher speed capabilities, especially in heat-resistant alloys.
SpeedTaps are meant to be driven by an impact gun along with an impact socket, for through-hole applications allowing the user to quickly move the tap through the material as the impact gun does its work. The taps are designed with an aggressive starting pitch to catch and start cutting faster than traditional taps.
A patent-pending, highly textured, multi-layered MT-TiCN layer increases toughness and reduces flank face wear, resulting in lower cost per cutting edge. The inserts’ highly textured Al2O3 layer also minimizes crater wear, and the gold-colored top layer improves wear detection. The gradient carbide substrate boosts wear resistance and toughness. In addition, Walter provides its signature multi-stage post-treatment. This produces an unusually smooth rake face, reducing friction and also increasing toughness.
The multifunctional turning-boring-milling center is designed for complete machining of complex chuck and shaft parts up to 670 mm swing over bed. Turning, milling, drilling, hobbing, shaping, gun drilling as well as ID machining can be performed under any angle of the tool. The interpolation of up to 5 axes makes machining of any geometrical profile possible. Large safety windows provide the best possible overview of the working area.
KYHK15B provides excellent edge stability, high chipping resistance, and a PVD gold coating makes wear progression identification very easy. From smooth and varying depths of cut to heavy depths of cut, KYHK15B can be an economic alternative to PcBN inserts.
This grade is now capable of longer tool life, greater reliability, and approximately 30 percent greater performance in stainless steels (ISO M) and heat-resistant super alloys (ISO S), and up to 75 percent greater performance in steels (ISO P) than comparable grades. With the launch phase now complete, the PVD grade WSP45G Tiger·tec® Gold can be used universally in all standard Walter milling cutters.
FixRMill uses round inserts for machining dies and molds, especially complex male-female main parts such as cavities and projections. The round inserts feature anti-rotation notches on the insert clearance side and matching locations on the pocket seats. These notches not only prevent the insert from rotating under heavy load but also help the operator to get a true, distinct index every time he/she goes for a new edge, allowing all of the insert to be utilized.
These new vibration-free tools provide finish machining of precise bores (IT6–IT8) up to 6 × D, with high surface quality and are up to three times more reliable and flexible than comparable models. Their flexibility is boosted by the fact that the new Walter boring tools employ modular components such as cartridge holders and extensions, which are matched to the system, utilize an extensive range of indexable inserts suited for precision boring, and can be used for all material groups.
Tungaloy continuously expands the advantages of its AddMeisterDrill exchangeable-head drill solution into a smaller diameter range. Ten new DMC precision drill heads have been added to the line for diameters ranging from 4.0 mm (.157″) to 4.9 mm (.192″), expanding the entire range from 4.0 mm (.157″) up to 5.9 mm (.232″).
With the TC630 Supreme, users can benefit from a range of advantages. A high level of process reliability for unstable machining operations, for example on lathes with driven tools or for long overhangs. Areas of application include medical engineering, precision engineering, the aerospace sector as well as electronics and general metalworking.
Tungaloy has expanded its AddInternalCut groove turning tool series to include new TCIG12 inserts as well as additional TCIG10 inserts that allow a maximum groove width of 3.0 millimeters (.118 inches) in bores as small as 10.5 millimeter (.413 inch) diameter.
The FISCHER D27 milling head is specifically designed for the most powerful, as well as long-tooled, milling applications. With the high power and torque output, the D27 milling head still maintains its sleek symmetric outline while being dynamic and robust. To ensure accuracy and repeatability, the unit incorporates direct optical encoders, dual motors and dual clamps on the A-axis. The D27 milling head is intentionally designed to utilize the maximum power and torque capacity of our FISCHER 275mm spindles for the highest chip removal rate.
EMUGE-FRANKEN 1:16 Tapered Carbide End Mills work well in a full range of materials from aluminum, carbon steels, stainless steels, and exotic nickel alloys. They are made of a premium micro-grain carbide substrate with TIALN-T21 coating which resists heat, edge wear and chipping. Corner radii further prevent wear or chipping while prolonging tool life. Tools are four-fluted, feature standard US length and straight inch shank (h6), and are available in three sizes: 3/8", 1/2" and 3/4".
Walter has introduced the Xtra·tec® XT M5460, a new profile milling cutter that delivers maximum precision, tool life, and surface quality in precise machining of freeform surfaces and deep cavities.
All Beyond Evolution insert styles feature the Triple-V Seating: Tight grip on the back (1) and top & bottom (2) provides maximum stability, especially when operating multidirectional turning and profiling.
The PI motorized optical mounts are suited for laser applications and are available for ambient and vacuum conditions. Motorized kinematic mirror mounts provide a means to control the pitch and yaw axes of a mirror, usually to direct or deflect a laser beam. To achieve large angles up to 16 degrees while keeping the dimensions as small as possible, the N-480 series kinematic motorized optical mirror mounts are equipped with long travel, high resolution piezo motors.
DoTriple-Mill and DoQuad-Mill face milling cutters now offer AH3225 grade inserts with Tungaloy’s latest coating technology. The nano-multilayer structure, strong coating-substrate adherence, and super-hard coating surface, engineered, the coating provide the grade with superior wear and fracture resistance. Combined with dedicated tough carbide substrate with superior thermal shock resistance, AH3225 prevents thermal cracks on the cutting edge from developing to catastrophic failure, while ensuring reliability and exceptionally long tool life in all steel machining operations.
Platinum Tooling, the importer and distributor of live tools, angle heads, marking tools, Swiss tools and multi-spindle tools manufactured by various global suppliers, is now the North American importer of the QUICK® knurling and marking tools from Hommel & Keller.
For proper material preparation The KBC Pneumatic Hand Chamfering Tool allows you to remove burrs easily and quickly to create a uniform edge with repeatable accuracy up to almost 1mm depth, prepare metal for welding jobs and clean them up after, and a host of other needs in the machine shop or on site.  The bearing runs along the edge of the surface while two carbide inserts chamfer the edge for smooth results.  (Replacement standard triangular tip carbide inserts, TCMT-09T3, are available.)
Squich HNM (High Number of Mating) inserts are designed to maximize ease of use while minimizing maintenance downtime. These rectangular inserts feature special contacts with galvanic high-performance gold plating and lubrication, which allow up to 10,000 mechanical mating cycles when installed in compatible HNM enclosures. In addition, the Squich spring clamp technology with actuator buttons provides not only fast & reliable wiring but also high resistance to vibration from industrial applications.
KCK20B and KCKP10 are suitable for wet or dry cuts. These include rotor hubs used in windmills, pump housings, steering knuckles and gear housings for heavy equipment, and automotive components like crankshafts and cylinder heads. While KCK20B delivers higher productivity in roughing and semi-finishing operations, KCKP10 is applicable for finishing operations, but also works exceptionally well when profiling and copy milling cast iron and steels up to 45HRC.
The special profile of EMUGE SELF-LOCK threads allows an even distribution of stress over the entire thread length, eliminating slippage. Compared with standard threads, EMUGE SELF-LOCK internal threads show constant, maximum holding power under dynamic stress. Functions remain in good operation even with repeated loosening and re-tightening of the thread connection. The locking effect is caused by the ramp-shaped surface integrated into the thread profile,
Now you can cut through mild steel up to 4 times faster, without heat build up or burrs…and less secondary re-work with KBC and Evolution’s Circular Saws and Magnetic Drills. Accessories available for Evolutions Magnetic Drills include: step drills, countersinks, mini cutters, annular cutters, and carbide tipped annular cutters.
Turning threads on hardened parts can be a challenge when using coated cemented carbide inserts: the cutting edge rapidly wears out before finishing the entire thread profiles, inhibiting greater feed rates and D.O.Cs. to be applied for increased productivity. Of all Tungaloy CBN grades, BX330 provides the cutting edge with the most balanced combination of wear and fracture resistance, making the grade suitable for withstanding continuous and heavy cutting loads inherent in the thread turning method for hardened parts.
These indexable turning inserts are designed for applications where a soft cut and high precision is required.  Long tool life is achieved through the WEP10C coated cermet grade with multilayer PVD TiCN TiAlN coating and extra fine cermet substrate grain. Walter's combination of edge preparation and grade also ensures dimensional stability. Primary applications include energy, automotive, and general metalworking.
hi-feed milling performance for machining of miniature components and smaller part features. NanoFeed is a 20° hi-feed indexable insert design that will replace smaller diameter solid carbide end mills in many applications and offer great economy! Inserts have been designed with pressed-in coolant channels, directing coolant or air directly to the cutting edge for maximizing tool life! Inserts also have backdraft side clearance for straight-wall milling capability.
Spyral saw blades cut in all directions, even sideways and backwards. They will cut in the direction of the feed pressure, which can make a significant difference when cutting without rigid fixturing. While other wire blades are limited to cutting only certain types of foam or require machinery that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, our Spyral saw blade can cut a greater assortment of materials including foams as well as wood and many metals without requiring costly specialized CNC machinery.
The WNN15 grade delivers outstanding process reliability and long tool life, even at extremely high cutting speeds. This means that it makes indexable insert drilling more cost-effective than comparable PCD tools with immediate effect. The indexable insert drills offer the advantage of multiple indexing which means that the tool can be used again immediately and with comparably lower costs and less time required. Worn indexable inserts can be replaced quickly and easily.
AddForceBarrel uses inserts whose cutting edges have a large-radius arc of either 20 mm (.787″) or 30 mm (1.181″), designed for semi-finish profiling of 3D surfaces. Just like the TungMeister’s barrel milling heads, AddForceBarrel provides much greater engagement area between the cutting edge and workpiece when compared with conventional ballnose end mills. Greater engagement area enables larger stepovers, which improves metal removal rates for reduced number of cutter passes and cycle times.
The coarse pitch cutters retain a prominent feature of TungForce-Rec that provides maximum tool rigidity during demanding operations. In addition, flutes on the cutter body are designed with large chip space to promote smooth evacuation, preventing chips from clogging during operations.
ANCA has designed a special dental drill loading kit including tailored RoboMate pallets for FX machines using a Fanuc 200iD robot loader. The pallet top allows a reduction of the insertion depth of the shank with an 8mm pocket depth, so that drills with only 10mm of available shank length can be loaded. The robot grippers have also been modified for the reduced thickness of medical tools. The medical gripper can accommodate Ø2-10mm x 100mm with a maximum head diameter of 14mm.
The MP060 face milling cutter with a great number of teeth (z) between 10 and 22, and with diameters from 40 mm, can be used for roughing and finishing large surfaces and flat shoulders. The MP160 (z = 3–4) and MP260 (z = 2–3) shoulder and slot milling cutters, with either cylindrical shank or ScrewFit adaption and diameters of 16–40 mm and 4–20 mm respectively, are suitable for smaller flat surfaces, for plunging (MP260) and full slotting, as well as, in the case of the MP160, ramping, drilling and re-drilling work. All three milling cutters are equipped with internal coolant supply and can be used with emulsions and minimum quantity lubrication.
348 inserts added to stainless steel turning grade series of AH6225, AH6235, and T6215. AH6225 is a first-choice grade designed to provide excellent machining performance in general stainless steel turning operations, extending from continuous to light interrupted cuts. AH6235 is another PVD-coated grade that boasts exceptional fracture resistance. T6215 is a latest CVD-coated grade, designed to ensure superior cutting performance during high speed, continuous cuts of stainless steel.
The drill features a new grade, with an improved multi-layer physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating. The results are enhanced wear resistance, better tool life and an overall increase in productivity and thereby reduced cost-per-component.
In addition to the cooling and geometry, Walter's new WJ30RZ and WJ30RY grades also boost performance because their highly wear-resistant TiAlSiN-based layer applied using HIPIMS coating technology takes the form of a complete coating for 3 and 5xDc (WJ30RZ grade) and a point coating for 8×Dc (WJ30RY grade). The 8×Dc version also features a polished flute for deep drilling. The result is a very smooth surface which ensures optimum chip evacuation and minimizes built-up edges. The ability to recondition the drills boosts the cost effectiveness three times, paired with its long tool life, also further boosts cost-effectiveness.
Versatile Turbo 16 square shoulder milling cutters deliver outstanding results and process security with exceptional ramping capability. Optimized insert pocket angles enhance the cut and deliver outstanding surface finishes. With a high helix angle for smoother workpiece entry and exit, these cutters also feature efficient Next-generation Helical Turbo 16 milling cutters combine top performance with ease of use, benefiting from a comprehensive range of Seco insert grades and geometries for exceptional material removal rates (MRR) and extended tool life.
Machining three diameters in one operation, the stator bore tool ensures the alignment and concentricity of the machined surfaces whilst reducing the cycle time significantly. The lightweight 3D printed combination tool enables a faster tool change and spin-up even on less powerful machines. The surface specifications and component tolerances are achieved without constraints.
For applications where stock aluminum, stainless steel or PVDF won’t work, other material options such as CPVC or glass filled PEEK thermoplastic have been used. Special marking requirements for tying knives to specific machines or critical processes can be accommodated. Unique shapes and profiles, such as double sided or curved Air Knives, can also be the solution to certain specialized processes.
The WCE platform includes four-flute, square-end and ball nose end mills with both straight and Weldon shanks and is available in both metric and inch dimensions. The WCE5 five-flute geometry will be released later in 2022. Orders for the WCE4 end mill, as well as other WIDIA metal cutting tooling, can be placed through WIDIA authorized distribution partners.
The arm provides an optimal leverage position with a consistent application of force. It also offers more clearance over the table for broaching and pressing large items. It is counterweighted for rapid handle return. The rugged steel ram, driven by a machined pinion, is reversable  with one end solid and the other end has a hole and magnet to hold bits and tools.
To prevent insert waste and easily detect wear, the gold-colored TiN outer layer of the Dragonskin multilayer CVD Ti(C,N)/Al2O3/TiN coating acts as an indicator. It not only enables users to clearly identify insert wear and index before a breakage, but also prevents sharp cutting edges from going unused and the insert being inadvertently discarded. Plus, a mechanical post-coating treatment produces beneficial residual stress in the coating that results in increased process security, especially important in the large-volume production situations typically associated with turning ISO-P steels.
The DMH drill head geometry is designed to protect drill corners and provide effective chip evacuation, making the drill head suited for applications that involve drilling holes through thin plates. The increased cutting edge strength resists thin-plate snapback and wear from exit burrs, preventing drill edges from fracture damage during machining for minimum machine downtime. The strong cutting edge also makes the DMH drill head suitable for drilling extremely hard metals.
NS chipbreaker features a three-dimensional chipbreaker that is directly engraved on the PCD tip using the latest technology. This allows the generation of short chips during the machining of gummy metals such as aluminum and copper alloys, significantly reducing machine downtime due to chip associated troubles.
TungCut CBN-tipped STH inserts provide the solution to these challenges with a completely new turning concept. In the shape of TungCut grooving insert, the new STH inserts perform finish-turning by feeding the insert sideways on the worked surface. Its CBN cutting edge features a unique wiper geometry: the frontal edge features an arc wiper of large radius. This generates superior surface finish in straight-line turning applications, while also allowing increased feed rates of up to 1.5 mm (.060″) per revolution with up to 0.1 mm (.004″) d.o.c.
The primary application of the Tiger·tec Gold inserts is steels with various tensile strengths that can be machined. These indexable inserts are ideal for use in the automotive, energy, and general metalworking industries, where the inserts can significantly help reduce the cost per component. Walter is offering Tiger·tec Gold indexable insert grades with its signature geometries starting with finishing (FP5), medium machining (MP3, MP5, MU5) all the way to roughing (RP7, HU5), etc. along with some other niche geometries for specialist troubleshooting purposes.
Additional improvement in surface quality and stability can be realized with advanced wiper geometry option. Walter offers the new WBH30 CBN grade in inserts with and without MW wiper geometry, and with a negative T-land chamfer for excellent strength in interrupted cuts.
DrillMeister is a super productive, accurate, and cost efficient exchangeable-head drill series. Its DMF counterboring drill head line now includes diameters from 20.0 mm to 25.9 mm, increasing the entire standard range from 6.0 mm to 25.9 mm (from .236″ to 1.020″).
Featuring superior cutting performance of solid carbide drills and the ease-of-use of the DrillMeister exchangeable head drill series, AddMeisterDrill small-diameter exchangeable head drills allow quick and secure exchanges of extremely small drill heads thanks to its dedicated key. In addition, unique coolant outlets furnished on the drill body provides an increased ratio of through-coolant supply for improved chip evacuation and process security.
This milling cutter can be used universally for steel, stainless steels, cast iron and difficult-to-machine materials, in face, shoulder, ramping, pocket, and circular interpolation milling operations. Available in diameters of 32-100 mm, a maximum depth of cut of 5 or 8 mm), with Weldon shank  or shell mill mount interface.
The new LNMU0303UER inserts are designed to provide a smaller approach angle than existing LNMU0303ZER inserts when set on the cutter body so that the insert generates thin chips. This chip thinning effect reduces cutting loads, minimizing damage on the cutting edges during machining of exotic materials for longer insert tool life. Also, a small approach angle directs the cutting forces in the axial direction towards the spindle.
New parting inserts are offered in the JXPS style : a 0.6 mm (.024″) width insert is designed for maximum parting diameter (CUTDIA) of 6 mm (.236″) and a 0.8 mm (.031″) width insert for 12 mm (.472″) CUTDIA, both furnished with pressed chipbreaker. This intricate chipbreaker creates optimally compressed and curled chips, allowing excellent chip evacuation and superior surface finish.
The MiniForce-Turn series offers innovative double-sided turning inserts with positive rake cutting edges on both sides. These proven inserts are capable of soft cutting action similar to that of positive inserts with an added advantage of double cutting edges.
There are two indexable insert sizes with facet—SDMX0904ZDR-E27 and SDMX1205ZDR-E27. The M4002 cutter provides a depth of cut of 1.5 or 2.0 mm and is available in diameters of 25-125 mm or 1-4 in. and is ideal for high-speed milling in steel and cast iron, stainless steel and materials with difficult cutting properties. And for demanding machining in mold and die making and general machining.
The anti-friction coating reduces radial distortion helping improve run-out. Parlec P3 ER collets have a repeatably accuracy of 0.0001” and are sealed for coolant pressures up to 2,000 PSI due to a special slotting design. Parlec P3 ER collets are available in ER11, 16, 20, 25, 32 and 40 in inch and metric sizes and are meant to be used with on-size tooling.
AH3225 consists of the latest nano multi-layer coating technology with three major properties with excellent coating substrate adhesion for a high level of wear and fracture resistance. Integrating a dedicated carbide substrate with excellent thermal property provides the grade with increased thermal shock resistance and hardness reducing thermal crack generation on the cutting edge. This prevents unpredictable insert failure, significantly extending tool life and reliability for steel machining.
Utilizing an innovative PVD coating combined with a proprietary sub-micron substrate, G-9610 provides added productivity for turning titanium-based alloys. The smooth and lubricious coating is wear-resistant and chemically-stable, which helps to protect the heat-resistant substrate and allows for higher speeds and extended tool life in continuous cuts.
The small size-04 inserts also allow TungForce-Rec04 to have a higher teeth density than conventional shoulder cutters of the same size, boasting two teeth for an 8 mm diameter cutter and three for a 10 mm. This allows TungForce-Rec04 to run higher feed speed than competitors when being fed at the same rate per tooth, enabling increased productivity.
For job shops that are mass-producing small parts with Swiss lathes, minimizing material waste in the part-off process can be an extremely effective solution for cost savings. The 1.2 mm-wide (.047″-wide) grooving inserts can reduce the material waste produced by parting-off by up to 40% when compared with using 2.0 mm-wide (.079″-wide) insert. This translates to, after 2,500 cuts, the saving of a 2,000 mm-long (78.74″ long) bar stock. 
The TOP-Cut VAR line is now available in 4,5, and 6-flute configurations, with or without corner radius, and ball nose, stub, standard and long lengths in inch sizes, over 300 SKU’s in total. In addition, EMUGE-FRANKEN USA can provide custom variations or tool modifications of TOP-Cut VAR mills.  
For job shops that are mass-producing small parts with Swiss lathes, minimizing material waste in the part-off process can be an extremely effective solution for cost savings. The 1.2 mm-wide (.047″-wide) grooving inserts can reduce the material waste produced by parting-off by up to 40% when compared with using 2.0 mm-wide (.079″-wide) insert. This translates to, after 2,500 cuts, the saving of a 2,000 mm-long (78.74″ long) bar stock. 
A unique tool for numerous applications: Milling of holes, ramps, pockets, grooves and sides. Seemingly without resistance, the milling cutter plunges into the materials that are difficult to machine. It cuts powerfully with high precision, stability and excellent cutting parameters, even into the solid - effortlessly. Behind this perfection is a sophisticated technology composed of a multitude of factors. 
Individually, the CoroDrill 462 offers high performance hole making up to 3.00 mm. Ideal for drilling both blind and through holes, the drill is capable of machining a variety of ISO materials, including ISO P, M, K, N, S, O and H. With a drill depth of 6xD, the CoroDrill 462 offers manufacturers a versatile drilling solution.
Individually, the CoroDrill 462 offers high performance hole making up to 3.00 mm. Ideal for drilling both blind and through holes, the drill is capable of machining a variety of ISO materials, including ISO P, M, K, N, S, O and H. With a drill depth of 6xD, the CoroDrill 462 offers manufacturers a versatile drilling solution.
The Xtra·tec XT M5009 face milling cutter has a 45° approach angle, is available in diameters of 25-160 mm (1-6 in.) and provides a depth of cut of 5 or 6.5 mm. It features three pitches for different applications (tools with wide and medium pitch for insert size SN X1205 are designed with carbide shim), and either ScrewFit or shell mill mount interfaces.
The tangential design of the FIX8 insert features a rigid clamping system that pulls the insert securely into the pocket seat, offering superior stability that enables the insert to withstand large cutting forces and vibrations for optimal performance. The insert is also supported by a replaceable carbide shim, protecting the pocket against deformation and damage.
NC4+ Blue systems use Renishaw's non-contact tool setting software package, which continues to evolve to ensure rapid, robust and reliable measurement even in wet conditions. Auto-optimization technology within the software automatically adjusts the movement of the tool in and out of the beam to minimize any wasted movement and therefore cycle time. While features such as a dual measurement mode, where the tool is measured as it exits the laser beam and an advanced tool cleaning option, help ensure the tool is free from debris and coolant during measurement. Further enhancements to tool run-out and profile measurement cycles deliver increased functionality and reliability to advanced users.
 20 inserts in HP-style chipbreaker are now available in WavyJoint style; namely, 4QS-CNGG1204..-HP, 4QS-DNGG1504..-HP, 6QS-TNGG1604..-HP, and 4QS-VNGG1604..-HP inserts. Conventionally, CBN cutting tips are brazed onto the seats ground, usually on one side, on a cemented carbide insert body to form a CBN insert. The WavyJoint technology further enhances the bond of CBN cutting tips on negative inserts with 160% increased brazing surface between the CBN tip and carbide insert body. Also, the technology uses 200% larger volume CBN tips for improved insert reliability and tool life. In addition, CNGG1204..-HP inserts are also available in wiper geometry, increasing surface finishing quality.  
CoroCut QI is divided into internal grooving and face grooving application areas, and is an upgrade of the T-max Q-Cut® 151.3 program. The improved design allows for greater chip control, a 10% productivity increase, 20% improved tool life aided by tighter edge-rounding tolerances and internal coolant for both internal and face grooving tools.
Ramping down, the cutter first bottom-cuts the surface with the leading insert, then further cuts the same surface with its trailing insert. DoFeedTri inserts are designed with a long “inner” cutting edge that can bottom-cut more material than conventional milling inserts when trailing the leading insert during ramp down operations. This makes DoFeedTri a perfect tool for productive ramp down operations. 
Positive with four cutting edges, it can be used on both sides, thus combining long tool life and high metal removal rates with greater cost-efficiency. The polished rake face improves chip removal, and the extremely sharp cutting edge creates a softer cutting action, important factors in the insert's positive reception by the market. The softer cutting action enables successful machining of unstable components and components with long overhangs. 
DeepTri-Drill now offers wear-resistant AH9130 insert grade for its LOGT and TOHT inserts. AH9130 is the latest PVD technology specifically engineered for hole making applications. The grade consists of the latest PVD coating layer optimized for hole making applications combined with a dedicated carbide substrate and demonstrates superior wear resistance during deep drilling of steel, stainless steel, and cast iron, providing long and stable tool life.
The machine’s repeatability and top quality result from a pure atmosphere during printing, a consistently low-oxygen environment with fewer than 25 parts per million. This solution ensures excellent microstructures, very high material density and stable mechanical properties.
As with all of GF Machining Solutions’ LASER machines, the LASER P 400 series offers repeatable high performance, consistent accuracy and unvarying quality. Fully digitized texturing makes it easy to texture, mark, engrave and add functional surfaces to parts, molds and dies, even when dealing with complex 3D parts.

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