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Right Number of End Mill Flutes Equals Machining Wins

October 31, 2019
When it comes to the number of flutes on an end mill, the right choice always depends on machine tool capabilities, material properties and part design. Shops that select the wrong number of flutes—or use a tool simply because they own it—may be disappointed to find that their part quality, tool life or both will suffer.
By Jay Ball Product Manager, Seco Tools LLC

Achieving the ‘Impossible’ is All in a Day’s Work for Optical Product Manufacturer

October 29, 2019
Precision Tool Technologies Inc., Brainerd, Minn., is a manufacturer and distributor of high quality products and services for wholesale optical laboratories and retail optical industries.
By Precision Tool Technologies

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Using Advanced Cutting Tool Technology to Improve Productivity

November 13, 2019
Cutting tool technology continues to advance, and manufacturers can take advantage of a wide range of new cutting tool products. In this episode, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Tim Easton, National Sales Manager for NTK Cutting Tools.
Alan Rooks
By Alan Rooks Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering

Tsugami/Rem Sales Continues to Support Wounded Warrior Project

November 12, 2019
Tsugami/Rem Sales, the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami machine tools, announced today that it is committed to support our nation’s wounded warriors through Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and the nonprofit’s free programs and services.
By Tsugami/Rem Sales Press Release
Horn held its Technology Days 2019 at its headquarters in Tübingen, Germany

50 Years Strong: Paul Horn GmbH Honors Past, Looks to Future at 2019 Technology Days

November 8, 2019
Horn Technology Days, hosted by Paul Horn GmbH every two years, is a celebration of manufacturing and what is possible with modern cutting tool technology. This year’s event coincided with the company's 50 year anniversary and featured three days of technical sessions, factory tours and practical demonstrations of the company’s manufacturing products.
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By Chris Mahar Associate Editor, SME Media

New Sandvik Coromant Center to Open in the Heartland of Manufacturing Innovation and Technology

November 4, 2019
Fair Lawn, NJ. Sean Holt, head of Sales Area Americas for Sandvik Coromant, announced a new Sandvik Coromant Center will open in Mebane, NC, a geography heavy with aerospace and automotive manufacturing and a strong culture of innovation.
By Sandvik Coromant Press Release

Workholding Advances with Collet Chucks

November 4, 2019
As parts and materials have advanced, tools and methods that were once standard have been replaced by better, more advanced technologies. It is important to recognize the advancements essential to your operation.
By Michael Larson Marketing Director, HAINBUCH America Corp.

Right Number of End Mill Flutes Equals Machining Wins

October 31, 2019
When it comes to the number of flutes on an end mill, the right choice always depends on machine tool capabilities, material properties and part design. Shops that select the wrong number of flutes—or use a tool simply because they own it—may be disappointed to find that their part quality, tool life or both will suffer.
By Jay Ball Product Manager, Seco Tools LLC
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UPCOMING EVENT: FABTECH 2019

FABTECH brings a wealth of innovation and technology solutions to Chicago from November 11-14, 2019. More than 35,000 attendees and over 1,500 exhibiting companies are expected to gather once again to celebrate metal manufacturing at its best.
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    Putting Machinery on a Strong Fitness Plan Starts with Real-Time Monitoring

    August 16, 2019
    Having a plan for maintaining and improving the performance and reliability of every machine on a shop floor is vital to manufacturing operations. Reliable machines make short-notice production runs possible. And the more flexible manufacturers are, the more new customers they’ll attract.
    By Louis Columbus, IQMS, Michael Buchli, Dassault Systèmes
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    Change and Continuity in Manufacturing

    June 1, 2018
    On May 9, I took a whirlwind tour of change in manufacturing by visiting several open house events. First up was BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. in Hoffman Estates, IL, where Matt Tegelman, applications manager and product manager Kaiser, talked about the Industrial Internet of Things.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    How Factory Intelligence is Evolving

    May 11, 2018
    Intelligent factories have existed since manufacturing’s historical inception, but intelligence—defined as the acquisition and application of manufacturing knowledge—resided only with the factory’s staff.
    By Larry Maggiano - Senior Systems Analyst, Mitutoyo America Corp.

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