Originally marketed for their proficiency in heavy metal removal applications while delivering longer tool life and multi-point efficiency, turning inserts have grown more sophisticated in response to advances in materials, machines, methods, and even social factors.
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All shops want to be more productive and reduce downtime. For some, this means an investment in a high-end CNC machine tool. Others give quick-change toolholders a try, or pursue an IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) machining strategy.
November 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $151.3 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
End mills, traditionally made with two to four flutes, are used in one of the oldest mechanized machining processes—milling.
Bicycles are one of the oldest modes of transportation, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t evolved with the times.
A few years ago, two companies joined forces to greatly enhance productivity in heavy milling and crankshaft machining. Their combined efforts resulted in solutions to improve throughput and reduce costs by a factor of four in some cases.
Greenleaf Corporation has announced XSYTIN-360, a new line of high-performance solid ceramic end mills, to the global market.
Claudia Jarrett, U.S. country manager at automation parts supplier EU Automation, explains why robots are more than affordable for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Listen to this Smart Manufacturing magazine cover story: Twenty women making their mark in robotics & automation
Sandvik Coromant has announced a new partnership with Autodesk. The collaboration was officially announced on November 17, 2020 at Autodesk University 2020 — an online conference for design and manufacturing.