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Weekly Update 07/26/2007

July 31, 2007
July 26, 2007 NEWSLETTER SPONSOR Makino Makino— a leading manufacturer of horizontal and vertical machining centers and EDM machines — has announced a new series of online ...
July 26, 2007
Makino— a leading manufacturer of horizontal and vertical machining centers and EDM machines — has announced a new series of online Webinars. Designed for shops of all types and sizes, the seminars are free to anyone who registers. The planned seminars are intended for shops in the automotive, aerospace, medical product and die and mold industries. In addition to metal cutting and die/mold, the seminars will cover new technologies, such as micromachining. Mark Rentschler, marketing manager, says, "Online seminars allow anyone with an Internet connection to attend without losing a day of work." The seminars concentrate on shop efficiency, lean manufacturing, asset utilization, machine tool integration and automation, machine tool technologies, and metal cutting processes. Makino's application engineers, product managers and guest speakers will give presentations. Click here for more info on upcoming seminars and registration information.
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.
Balancing Machines
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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American Machinist Sponsors Machine Shop Workshop 2007
Register before Sept, 7, 2007 and save 10% off the regular price. When: November 7 - 9, 2007 Where: Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center Join hundreds of machine shop owners and top managers in exploring strategies and tactics that can help improve your business. AM's Machine Shop Workshop delivers content that is 100% relevant, in nearly 30 sessions. AM's Machine Shop Workshop empowers you to evaluate your shop performance and learn a systematic approach to identify and prioritize opportunities to improve operations. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your business. Register TODAY. Click here for more information.
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