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Tooling Technology Past, Present and Future

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.

Innovations in Workholding

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.

New YG-1 Fiberglass Routers Designed to Machine Composites Better, Faster

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.

Parting & Grooving: Advanced Tech Delivers Quality Parts, Results

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.

Barlow Named General Manager for ARCH Cutting Tools Rhode Island

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.