Anyone who’s worked with wind turbine blades or just seen one up close can attest to the massive size of these clean-energy workhorses. Ever thought about what happens to that costly, high-tech material once the blade reaches the end of its lifespan in 20 years or so?
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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.
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.
Mar-Bal Inc. has merged its AltraSet Composite Technologies company with Lattice Composites, Riverside, Calif.
End mills, traditionally made with two to four flutes, are used in one of the oldest mechanized machining processes—milling.
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.
Bicycles are one of the oldest modes of transportation, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t evolved with the times.
The management team of Okuma America Corp. has announced that BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc., Hoffman Estates, Illinois, recently joined the Partners in THINC network.
Recycling equipment manufacturer Harris Equipment Co., Cordele, Ga., saved 50 percent per job tapping Hardox 450 steel wear plates by switching to taps from Emuge Corp., West Boylston, Mass.
RAD Torque Systems has launched what it calls its most advanced battery tool, the B-RAD BL S. The new torque wrench is an addition to the battery-operated series known as the B-RAD.