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YG-1 Introduces i-ONE Drill Inserts and Tool Steel Holders

YG-1 Introduces i-ONE Drill Inserts and Tool Steel Holders

January 15, 2021
The new i-ONE system of exchangeable micrograin carbide drill inserts and premium tool steel holders with coolant channels is based on coating advances and optimized designs for higher tool life and changeover speed, according to tool manufacturer YG-1.
By YG-1 Press Release
GWS Tool Group Acquires Taurus Tool & Engineering

GWS Tool Group Acquires Taurus Tool & Engineering

January 12, 2021
GWS Tool Group has acquired Taurus Tool & Engineering. Taurus, based in Batavia, Illinois. It is the first acquisition in 2021 for GWS Tool Group, following three previous acquisitions in 2020.
By GWS Tool Group Press Release
With Sandvik Coromant’s Machining Insights, CNC machines can connect through Ethernet and transmit information in higher volumes.

Choose Digital, Choose the Right Drill

January 11, 2021
The Industry 4.0 & Smart Manufacturing Adoption Report by IoT Analytics suggests that Industry 4.0 technology uptake is still low among manufacturers.
By James Thorpe Global Product Manager, Sandvik Coromant
Zac Findlay, manufacturing engineering manager (left) and Bailey Cupp, senior manufacturing engineer, Armstrong International, with the company’s Tsugami B0326-III Swiss-style CNC lathe.

First Time’s the Charm

January 6, 2021
All shops want to be more productive and reduce downtime. For some, this means an investment in a high-end CNC machine tool. Others give quick-change toolholders a try, or pursue an IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) machining strategy.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
This self-centering vise from SMW Autoblok has an extra-large clamping range and is available with basic and premium top-jaw versions.

The Modular Future for Workholding

December 28, 2020
For as long as people have been machining parts, they’ve been devising ever-more ingenious ways to grip them.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
Seco MDT Tooling controls chips in cut-off operations through the Jetstream Tooling internal coolant system, which directs coolant to the cutting edge.

Turning Inserts Face New Challenges

December 21, 2020
Originally marketed for their proficiency in heavy metal removal applications while delivering longer tool life and multi-point efficiency, turning inserts have grown more sophisticated in response to advances in materials, machines, methods, and even social factors.
By Frank Burke Contributing Editor, SME Media
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