MMT ZONE: Cutting Tools

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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Technology Tuesday: A Closer Look at IMTS 2016
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Yesterday I blogged about IMTS, providing an overarching summary of the manufacturing technologies featured there. Today, being Technology Tuesday, I thought I’d share a few snapshots from the show floor.

‘The Future of Manufacturing is Now.’
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Coming off six days at IMTS, plus a weekend, I’m still absorbing all that I observed while walking the miles and miles of aisles at McCormick Place in Chicago.

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, Cutting Tools and Machining, Part 2
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IMTS is less than a week away! Today’s IMTS Exhibitor Product Showcase features yet more highlights about the cutting tool and machining technologies that will be on display across McCormick Place in Chicago.

5ME and Star SU Sign Licensing Agreement
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The companies join forces to enable STAR SU to produce and sell BlueZone cryogenic tooling.

Throwback Thursday: Jig Grinding, EDM or High-Speed Milling?
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By examining the advantages, limitations, features and applications jig grinding has compared to EDM and high-speed milling, you will arm yourself with the information you need to make the right decision when it comes to purchasing your next machine tool.

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Cutting Tools

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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New Products

Slip-Proof Clamping System Eases Tool Change-Out
REGO-FIX Tool Corp. 8/30/2016
Plunge Mills Produce Flat-Bottom Cuts
Ingersoll Cutting Tools 8/25/2016
Hard-Milling Tools Cut Longer in Hard Materials
RobbJack Corporation 8/10/2016
Double-Sided Round Inserts Designed for Stable Cutting
Iscar Metals, Inc. 8/9/2016
Tool Line Includes Single-, Double-Sided Inserts
KOMET of America, Inc. 7/29/2016
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