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Deep Hole Drilling Demands Precise Coolant Control

Today’s deep hole drilling systems control coolant much the same as they would a machine’s spindle or axes. Careful management of coolant pressure, filtration, temperature and flow rate is key to optimizing deep hole drilling.

Drill Choice: Solid-Carbide or Replaceable-Insert?

Selecting the best type of cutting tool for holemaking jobs is not always clear. It is best to have a drill that caters to the workpiece material, produces the specs required, and provides the most profit for the job at hand. Considering the variety of jobs and parts manufactured in machine shops, there is no “one-drill-fits-all.”

Stratasys, DyeMansion Form Alliance

Stratasys Ltd. and DyeMansion, announced a strategic alliance to create the first reference architecture for production scale additive manufacturing.

3D Systems Announces Expansion

3D Systems announced an expansion in Denver to support its health care solutions business and expand application development capabilities for its Application Innovation Group.

U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Rise on Monthly Basis in February

February 2021 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $149.5 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 3.3 percent from January's $144.8 million and down 17.1 percent when compared with the $180.3 million reported for February 2020.

Swiss-Style Machines Simplified

Stressed out at the thought of programming, operating, or owning a Swiss-style CNC lathe? Chill out. It’s easier than you think.