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Bruce Thom, founder of BAT Machine Co., with one of his machine tools running a Rego-Fix powRgrip toolholder.

Precision Toolholding Delivers Shooting Accuracy

June 3, 2020
For the highest levels of competitive benchrest and extreme long-range (ELR) shooting, feats of precision manufacturing and machining are required for success. Like Formula 1 racing cars or PGA golfers’ clubs, world-class competition rifles are made with highly engineered precision parts.
By BAT Machine Co. Inc.
Weingärtner designed the MPMC machining center to the customer’s requirements for complete machining of iron rolls.

Customized Machine, Tools for Heavy-Duty Machining

June 2, 2020
The push to modernize technology-intensive sectors in Asia—such as automotive, aerospace and general engineering—is constantly stretching machine tool builders in the region to their limits. The demand is not just for standard machines.
By Weingärtner Maschinenbau

Seco Tools Acquires Cutting Tool Division of QCT in Mexico

June 2, 2020
Seco has completed the acquisition of the cutting tool division of Quimmco Centro Tecnológico (QCT), a subsidiary of the Quimmco Group. The cutting tool division acquired from QCT has three locations in Mexico to support customers and is a leading solid-carbide tooling manufacturer, specializing in custom products and reconditioning.
By Seco Tools
Seco’s Series 520 indexable insert drill.

Toolmakers Respond to New Holemaking Demands

May 27, 2020
One of mankind’s oldest manufacturing methods—making a hole—is now challenged by rapid advances, including new and harder materials, increased part complexity, ever smaller component parts, and the need for shorter cycle times.
By Frank Burke Contributing Editor, SME Media
Aaron Eberhard Multi-Axis, Holemaking and Probing Product Manager CNC Software Inc.

Practical Holemaking Automation In CAM Software

May 26, 2020
Holemaking. A layperson might think, “what could be simpler?” But a machinist knows better because there’s a lot to consider when creating a streamlined toolpath.
Aaron Eberhard Multi-Axis, Holemaking and Probing Product Manager CNC Software Inc.
By Aaron Eberhard Multi-Axis, Holemaking and Probing Product Manager, CNC Software Inc.
Axel Wagner of Allied Machine & Engineering using a tool balancing machine.

The Essentials of Tool Balancing

May 25, 2020
Balanced toolholding assemblies, with even weight distribution, operate better. Unbalanced assemblies may experience vibration and shorter tool life, which are amplified by high machining speeds.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
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