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The Makro-Grip Ultra is a modular workholding system designed to accommodate large components.

Fixturing Help is Within Your Grasp

May 15, 2023
The latest workholding offerings are designed for all the facets and demands of modern machining.
By SME Media Staff
A technology cycle is a conversational or dialog-guided control option designed to simplify advanced programming for operations such as gear skiving.

Machine OEMs Meet the Moment

May 12, 2023
Artificial intelligence and automation help modernize machining.
By SME Media Staff
Zoller Inc. held a three-day open house at its Ann Arbor, Mich., facility.

Zoller Reaches Out to Customers at Open House

May 11, 2023
Zoller Inc. used a three-day open house this week (May 9-11) to reach out to customers, demonstrate the company’s capabilities, and discuss boosting efficiency.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
Chuck Birkle

Considerations for a Wise Machine Tool Purchase

May 11, 2023
As with most major purchases, research, reflection, and preparation are prerequisites to making a wise machine tool purchase.
Chuck Birkle
By Chuck Birkle Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Mazak Corp.
Emuge EF-Series of high-penetration include a line of sub-micro grain carbide coolant-fed micro drills. The tools are ideal for aerospace, medical and precision automotive applications designed for producing very deep holes.

Getting to Know the Drill on Drilling

May 10, 2023
Considerations include hole depth, material, accuracy, application, and tapping.
Marlon Blandon
By Marlon Blandon Product Manager – Drills, Thread Milling, Emuge-Franken USA
CoroTurn Y-axis turning is a three-axis simultaneous turning method in which the tool rotates around its own center. The insert is positioned for machining in the Y-Z plane and the milling spindle axis interpolates during turning. As a result, a complex shape or a pocket can be machined with a single tool.

Tooling Up with Indexable Cutters

May 8, 2023
Indexable insert cutting tools continue to evolve from predominantly roughing applications to finish machining and are becoming available in smaller-diameter tools.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
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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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