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Tooling Up for Challenging Cuts
To maximize quality and repeatability, you need the right cutting tools, especially in challenging applications. Here’s a guide for selecting tools for high-speed tool paths, tight areas, straight walls and graphite cutting. more (+)

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MOST RECENT CONTENT: Cutting Tools

Micro Carbide End Mills Available in Range of Styles
MoldMaking Technology

D.W. Sales will showcase Melin Tool’s line of micro carbide end mills, suited for titanium and aluminum alloys, graphite, steel, and stainless alloys of hardness less than 40 HRC.

Jan Andersson Named Global Manager, Tech Team and Marketing for Greenleaf Corporation
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Greenleaf Corporation has appointed Jan Andersson to the position of Global Manager, Tech Team and Marketing.

Indexable Ballnose End Mills Produce Precise Finishes
MoldMaking Technology

OSG will showcase a variety of tools, including the Phoenix PFB indexable ballnose end mill, which offers radius tolerance of 6 microns for high precision, surface finish and tool life in finishing operations.

High Performance Machining Solution for Shank Tool Applications
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Video highlights an innovative toolholder design that integrates special drive keys in the chuck and grooves in the tool shank to completely eliminate the creep and pull out of cutting tools typically associated with hard to machine materials.

Balancing Act
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Consider elements of the entire tooling assembly, including the tool, holder and holder components, to optimize productivity.

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OVERVIEW:
Cutting Tools

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Cutting tools are used on machine tools to cut metal, and are one component of the overall mold machining process to consider when looking to improve speeds, feeds, wear and surface finish. Technologies include end mills, drills, inserts, spindles, toolholders, fluids and coatings. There are many styles, substrates and coatings to consider during selection.
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