A close view of a cutter with the chiplocking arrangement
Sales of cutting tool products tracked the more general results of durable goods shipments for much of the past two years but took a sharper decline a the end of 2013
PMCColinet uses the customangle head on a Monarch VMC to produce keyways in the bore on oilfield pipe typically 6 inches in diameter and 12 inches long  On one part PMC documented a savings of 184 hours in setup and machining time as the result of the head design supplied by Heimatec
ldquoAnalysis of cutting tool consumption is a leading indicator of both upturns and downturns in US manufacturing activity as it is a true measure of actual production levelsrdquo offered the reportrsquos sources
Sales of cutting tools rebounded from a dip in September and achieved the highest volume since April but the yeartodate total continues to trail the 2012 pace
Durable goods shipments have taken a wavering course through 2012 but the trend in cutting tool shipments has been mostly declining during the second and third quarters
Quickchange tooling increases productivity for machining Solidfix is a modular quickchange collet system that helps machine operators to perform setups and changeovers in 15 seconds or less
A close view of highfeed milling in process Ingersollrsquos highfeed Powerfeed Plus tool feeds faster and cuts lighter to accelerate metal removal and protect Wemcorsquos lightframe CNC machines
Cutting Tool Consumption Rose Slightly in August
Kennametal Paying $605 Million for ATI’s Tungsten Materials