Worn Tools Still Have Plenty Of Value
There is value left in carbide tools even when they are past their prime as production tools, and that value has been growing. More than ever it's worth a shop's time to start a recycling program for its worn tools, and recycling carbide tooling is a way for a shop to recoup some of the investment it puts into its tooling.
Armor For Tools
Choosing the right tool coating for an application can be a confusing and arduous task. However, selecting the right coating for tooling - based on the application - is one of the most important factors to ensure effective machining. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and the wrong choice can cut tool life and can multiply problems. The right choice can cut tooling costs per job or per piece because it can lead to reduced friction, less heat development, less cold welding, reduced cutting forces, increased feed and speed rates, improved workpiece surface quality and reduced downtime.
Balanced tool/toolholder combinations are indispensable for high quality surface finishes and cutting results. Here are new products that make balancing easier, including one that has minimal requirements with regard to space and energy, another that weighs less than 90 lb and allow balancing of almost any toolholder taper style or size and a balancing-ring system that allows standard toolholders to be upgraded to balanceable systems at any time.
Inserts For Square Shoulder Milling
If you want to improve the metal-removal rate when milling with square-shoulder endmills, a new insert geometry may be just what you need. The insert geometry for high-feed, high metal removal square-shoulder milling applications is said to offer users as much as twice the metal removal of industry standard square-shoulder endmills
New Insert Grade
A new insert grade is the toughest, most versatile grade in its family of steel turning inserts said the manufacturer. Its improved edge line security, optimized coating and substrate result in high resistance to deformation.
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