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New Toric Carbide Endmill from Mikron

March 23, 2022
Mikron Tool expands its CrazyMill Cool P&S milling cutter family
By Mikron Tool
Andrew Honeycutt, PhD

Workforce Engineering—How to Solve the Skills Gap

March 8, 2022
The best way to solve the skills gap is to ignite the already existing and yet dormant fuel of curiosity inside of young minds.
Andrew Honeycutt, PhD
By Andrew Honeycutt, PhD Oak Ridge National Laboratory, SME Member Since 2019
The gang at Nikel Precision Group, from left: Jamie Bell, Andrew Raddell, Jesse Auger, Jacob Deschaine, Harry Roberts, Marcus Ring, Earl Heathcock and John Strautnieks. Nikel leverages production-monitoring systems from Datanomix and Caron Engineering.

Optimizing Machining and Production Performance

March 4, 2022
Nikel Precision Group also implemented solutions that optimize tool performance to improve quality, as well as production intelligence that provides real-time insights into factory performance.
By Datanomix
YG Tap Cast for cast iron and cast aluminum gives users the option for axial and radial coolant fed tools, as well as non-coolant option.

Gummy, Stringy Material Meets its Match with Cut Taps, Thread Mills

March 2, 2022
Selecting the right tool for threading aluminum begins with considering the key properties of aluminum; the pros and cons associated with the main choices of tools, cut taps or thread mills; and advances in tooling technology including coatings and coolant-through capability.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
Keith Goodrich

Give the Latest Threading Advancements a Whirl

March 1, 2022
Support for multi-start threads, tapered threads and cross centerline single-point threads give more control over complex threading processes.
Keith Goodrich
By Keith Goodrich Turning Product Owner, CNC Software

Machine Tool Mega Show TIMTOS x TMTS 2022 Opens

February 22, 2022
TIMTOS x TMTS 2022, the first co-branded machine tool mega show in Taiwan has opened. A total of 950 exhibitors in 5,100 booths has packed Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 & 2. The physical show will go for six days while the one-month online exhibition till March 21.
By Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) Press Release
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Expert Opinions

  • Expert Opinion

    The Sharpest Tool in the Box

    January 21, 2021
    The word “reconditioned” can ignite visions of worn, overworked products inferior to new ones. The reality is as long as you purchase from a reputable supplier, reconditioned cutting tools will deliver the same consistent results as they did upon initial purchase.
    By Jill Glynn - Commercial Services Manager, Sandvik Coromant
  • Expert Opinion

    How Bright is the Future of Automation?

    April 17, 2020
    In the 1955 short story “Autofac,” Philip K. Dick envisioned a world dominated by self-replicating robots that work incessantly, eventually depleting the planet’s resources.
    By Mark Howard - United States Country Manager, EU Automation
  • Expert Opinion

    Rough Boring vs. Finish Boring

    April 16, 2020
    There’s more than one way to finish a hole. The most effective option will depend on the number of parts, cycle time and tolerances. One of the most effective options is boring.
    By Jack Kerlin - Applications Engineer, BIG Kaiser—Americas

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