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Makers of Turning Cutting Tools Innovate in Tough Times

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Makers of cutting tools for turning applications are having to innovate and improve their products amid tough times—the falloff in demand for tubing for the oil & gas industry, a key market. That means, among things, they must continue to up their game in finding ways to cut hard-to-machine materials such as Inconel and titanium while still working on tools—despite the decrease in demand—that produce better tubing that can be used to drill deeper in more isolated places. Full Article

Toolmaker Produces Drills with Additive Manufacturing

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


MAPAL Inc. (Aalen, Germany; Port Huron, MI) is a manufacturer of precision tools for applications in metalworking, including precision drilling, reaming, milling, and turning for the automotive, mechanical, tool, and plant engineering industries. At EMO 2015, MAPAL exhibited its QTD cutting insert drill that was produced by additive manufacturing for 8–12-mm diameters. Previously QTD insert drills smaller than 13-mm diameter were not available because they were difficult to produce with the required smaller coolant channels through the tool. Central coolant supply weakened the core of the drill and as the cooling channels get smaller, the flow of coolant to the insert is reduced. Full Article

SGS Tool Company Acquired by Kyocera of Kyoto, Japan

Press Release - SGS Tool Company


SGS Tool Company of Munroe Falls, OH USA a leading international manufacturer of solid carbide and stainless steel cutting tools today reported that SGS Tool Company had been acquired by Kyocera Corporation of Kyoto, Japan, a leading producer of advanced ceramics. SGS Tool Company and its subsidiaries will be owned by Kyocera Corporation. SGS headquarters will remain in Munroe Falls with manufacturing located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio & Columbia City, Indiana as well as the UK. Full Article

Emuge Introduces High Precision Milling, Drilling Chucks

Press Release - Emuge Corp.


Emuge Corp., a leading manufacturer of taps, thread mills, drills, toolholders, clamping devices and other rotary cutting tools, in partnership with Albrecht Precision Chucks, has introduced high precision/ performance Emuge FPC Mill/ Drill Chucks that provide unprecedented rigidity, vibration dampening, concentricity, machining speed and tool life versus conventional chuck technologies for milling and drilling applications. Full Article

DESTACO Pulls all Sub-Brands Under One Umbrella

By Executive Editor James D. Sawyer


DESTACO (Auburn Hills, MI) is bringing the sub-brands in its product line under the DESTACO brand name. The intent is to allow the enterprise to develop the creative custom solutions that “help customers improve manufacturing precision and productivity across all market segments” DESTACO operates in, according to a press release. Full Article

New CoroMill 390 With Size 07 Inserts Introduced

PRESS RELEASE--Sandvik Coromant


Available immediately, Sandvik Coromant offers a new end mill for small diameters. The CoroMill® 390 with size 07 inserts is a versatile cutter that is ideal for shoulder milling, deep shoulder milling, edging, linear and helical ramping, plunge milling, slot milling and face milling. Full Article

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