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Boring Tools Get Smart, Go Deep

It’s said that holemaking is the most commonly performed of all machining operations. And it stands to reason that most of those holes must be reamed or most likely bored after drilling. For as long as machinists have been boring holes, however, they’ve struggled with a variety of problems.

Taiyo Koki Introduces Latest Technology to Speedgrip Chuck Co.

Speedgrip Chuck Co., an Elkhart, Ind. Based workholding equipment manufacturer, has become the first U.S. customer of Taiyo Koki’s CVG-6T grinding machine. Taiyo Koki, a DMG Mori owned grinding machine manufacturer founded in 1986, “moves beyond the conventional concept of the traditional grinding,” the company said in a statement.

Arundel Machine Tool LLC acquired by ARCH Global Precision

ARCH Global Precision, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., on Jan. 21 acquired Arundel Machine Tool, located in Arundel, Maine. Arundel manufactures high-precision components and assemblies primarily for the aerospace and defense market, as well as the semiconductor and oil and gas industries.

Best-Selling Machining Books of 2019

Practical Machinist wanted to simplify your quest by providing you with a list of the best-selling machining books of 2019 according to our community. All the books in this list are a must-have, so we strongly encourage you to add them to your machine shop library, if you don’t have them already.

Hang On Tight

Smart chucks and zero-point locating systems, quick-change vises and modular workholding are good examples of advanced workholding systems, but you might be thinking, “Who needs it? Give me a 6" machinist’s vise, a three-jaw power chuck, some toe straps and a few T-nuts and I’ll make whatever parts you send my way.”

Walter Acquires Melin Tool Co.

Walter has reached an agreement to acquire the Melin Tool Co., a privately-owned, Cleveland-based company and manufacturer of solid-carbide and HSS end mills, drills and countersinks.

Two Roads to Toolpath Evolution

The evolution of toolpath development has taken two routes, according to Ben Mund, senior market analyst for CNC Software Inc., Tolland, Conn.