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Purchasing Cutting Tools in the Digital Age

You don’t have to spend too much time looking to be overwhelmed with useful information from distributors and cutting tool manufacturers about solutions that yield lowest cost per part, per hole, or per tool.

U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Up 10.2% In October from September

October 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $216.1 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 up 10.2 percent from September's $196 million

Tackling Downtime and Inefficiencies with Software

Turning to software over paper reports does more than just save trees. Chris Mahar, Associate Editor of Manufacturing Engineering, talks with David McPhail, President and CEO of Memex Inc., about how manufacturers can utilize technology to improve efficiency, reduce downtime and boost productivity and profits across their business.

Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing Stay informed with the latest insights, news, resources and products in Smart Manufacturing to improve your manufacturing career and operations. smart manufacturing, smart mfg

Tooling & Workholding

Tooling & Workholding Stay informed with the latest insights, news, resources and products in Tooling & Workholding to improve your manufacturing career and operations. tooling and

Breakthroughs Expand Turning Tool Performance Envelope

Advances in turning insert technology that promise faster processing, longer tool life and reduced cycle time are always promoted with great fanfare by suppliers and welcomed by manufacturers looking for a competitive edge.

Who’s Afraid of Five-Axis Machining?

According to McNamara, director of sales for Doosan Machine Tools America (Pine Brook, NJ), the most important tools in getting customers to move into five-axis machining are features within the control that make it simple to create, understand and prove out machining programs.

Custom Cutting Tools Create a Competitive Edge

For certain machining applications, off-the-shelf cutters come up short. Here’s how to increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve part quality with a custom cutting tool solution.