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

May 5, 2021
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.
By USCTI, AMT Press Release
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How Advanced Computing Improves Machining

May 3, 2021
In this podcast, Scott Walker chairman of Mitsui Seki USA and Bruce Morey Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering magazine discuss the most important technical trend affecting machining and manufacturing today—the rapid advance of computing.
Bruce Morey
By Bruce Morey Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
A SynchroFlex II SFT50 performing synchronized tapping with M8 on a CNC lathe with live tooling uses a self-reversing tapping attachment at 2,500 rpm to tap ten M8 holes in 11 seconds.

New Tech Offers Improved Drilling Productivity for Steel, Cast Iron

April 28, 2021
Holemaking in steel and cast iron up to one inch in diameter is one of the most widely used metalworking processes. What is driving drilling and tapping performance are advances in substrate, coatings, three-flute designs, and combination tools. Just as important are advances in coolant delivery, using different size holes and shapes to facilitate chip evacuation.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
Spade (aka replaceable-tip) and solid-carbide drills each offer a unique set of benefits in holemaking applications, depending on the application. Pictured here are Allied Machine’s Superion solid-carbide drills and the T-A series of replaceable-insert drills.

Drill Choice: Solid-Carbide or Replaceable-Insert?

April 27, 2021
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.”
Rob Brown
By Rob Brown Engineering Trainer, Allied Machine & Engineering Corp.
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Deep Hole Drilling Demands Precise Coolant Control

April 26, 2021
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.
Anthony Fettig
By Anthony Fettig CEO, UNISIG
EMAG Group acquires Samputensili Machine Tools and Samputensili CLC. The two companies will be legally integrated into the newly founded EMAG technology company, EMAG SU Srl. (Provided by EMAG Group)

EMAG Group Acquisition: Samputensili Machine Tools

April 13, 2021
EMAG Group Acquisition: Samputensili Machine Tools and Samputensili CLC have become EMAG SU.
By EMAG Group Press Release
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