The history of cutting tools goes back a ways—a long, long way. Our prehistoric ancestors were pretty good at making stone tools, and the technology has improved from there. I saw how much on a February visit to the Deutsches Museum in Munich, which has an exhibit on the history of machining.
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Not long ago, the mention of workholding might call to mind the traditional vise or three-jaw chuck. The integral nature of proper fixturing to successful machining has forever changed that paradigm and made workholding as critical to the manufacturing process as any of the machines or systems of which it is a part.
When weighing the choice of replaceable-tip mills and drills or solid-carbide tools, consider this succinct statement from one industry expert: carbide equals cost.
Manufacturing companies in Greater Fort Lauderdale benefit from the region’s skilled workforce, convenient air, sea and land shipping services and professional support services.
YG-1 has launched four new solid-carbide fiberglass routers for CNC or hand routers to handle machining processes for fiberglass and other high-performance fibers. The new routers are optimized in composition, cutting angles, flute strength and stability for longer life and lower cost per part, according to the company.
One thing that’s certain in developing the most cost-effective solutions for part-off and grooving applications is that there is not just one way to approach the problem and meet basic process requirements for chip evacuation, tool life and surface finish.
December 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $187.2 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
Customers and partners of BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling teamed up to generate a $7,283 donation to benefit the National Robotics League (NRL). The amount is nearly 10 percent more than last year and the fourth year-over-year increase in NRL funding from BIG Kaiser.
Machining gears is still regarded by many machine tool operators as a true challenge and a realm reserved exclusively for specialists.
ARCH Cutting Tools announced that Brian Barlow has been named general manager, ARCH Cutting Tools Rhode Island, based in Smithfield. He is responsible for the overall business and production operations at the ARCH Cutting Tools Smithfield manufacturing facility.