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Optimize Process for Best Performance

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Planning for successful machining of titanium starts where machining of any material begins—with a capable machine tool, appropriate spindle power, tooling connection, cutting tool geometry, and secure workholding. Machining titanium and heat resistant super alloys (HRSA) is complicated by the very characteristics of the materials that make them highly desirable for aerospace components—high strength-to-weight ratio and high heat resistance. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Andretti Corners Indy Racing with Innovative Tooling

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Andretti Autosport, based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, boasts four IndyCar Series championships, two Indy Lights titles, one Pro Mazda championship, one USF2000 championship and has won the Indianapolis 500 three times—including its victory in 2014. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Tooling Partnership Wins Races with Performance

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Roush Yates Engines (RYE; Mooresville, NC) is a 10-year-old company that was founded by Jack Roush, Robert Yates, and Doug Yates to be the sole factory-supported engine building facility for the Ford FR9. All of the Ford FR9 engines that are used in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, and Camping World Truck Series are built by Roush Yates Engines. Full Article

Walter Titex X•treme Pilot 180 Solid Carbide Pilot Drill

Press Release - Walter USA


Walter has extended its range of pilot drills with addition of the X•treme Pilot 180.Deep holes nearly always require a pilot or start hole, and this is where the Walter Titex X•treme Pilot 180 comes in. It’s a versatile, high-performance solid carbide drill for drilling depths from approximately 2 x D. Full Article

Workholding Innovations Proliferate for the Oil Patch

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


Demand for oil-field components, and the machines that produce them, has been humming along nicely for the past few years. With strong growth in natural-gas hydrofracking and shale-oil production, manufacturers that build oil-field pipeline gear have turned to the latest advanced manufacturing equipment that includes multitasking machines (MTM) for milling and turning applications requiring state-of-the-art, modular workholding to handle workpieces used in oil-country applications. Full Article

The Heat Is On Difficult-to-Machine Metals

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Cutting tool manufacturers call on a lot of tribal knowledge to help their customers find the most productive machining solutions for processing difficult-to-machine materials. Manufacturers in industries that are big users of titanium, stainless steels, Inconels, and other high-temperature heat-resistant superalloys (HRSA) are increasingly seeking machining solutions that extend tool life, improve productivity, deliver consistent part quality, and take advantage of the latest advances in machine tool technology—all at the same time. Full Article

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