Development in anti-vibration tools is able to reduce or even eliminate problematic vibrations. By Rafi Ravoach, Iscar ISO turn product manager

Chesterfield, UK: Stefan Steenstrup has been appointed the new president of global cutting tool manufacturer Dormer Pramet.

Cutting aluminium requires a range of machinery depending on the end-use application that vary from aircraft to window blinds with techniques that rely on higher speeds and lower cutting forces compared to metals like steel to ensure optimum cutting geometry. By Stephanie Riegel-Stolzer, member of the Kasto management board.

Sandviken, Sweden: Cutting tool provider Sandvik Coromant has entered an agreement to become a premium partner of machine tool manufacturer DMG Mori.

Ohio, USA: 5ME acquired 51 patents in four patent families from Creare, an innovator in cryogenic systems and fluid dynamics. The acquisition gives 5ME control of the intellectual property related to cryogenic machining – specifically, the process of transmitting liquid nitrogen at -197 deg C through the spindle/turret and tool body, directly to a cutting tool’s edge.

The Hypermill Maxx Machining performance package by Open Mind, developers of CAM solutions for machine and controller-independent programming, offers strategies for roughing, finishing and drilling.

Mr Reinhard Banasch, the global CEO of the Hoffmann Group shares his thoughts with Syed Shah on the developments and milestones since his appointment to the role in 2014.

Closely monitoring all tools used in the manufacturing process; checking tool life and carrying out tool changes at just the right time with the touch of a button.  Gan Shu Lim, marketing manager Southeast Asia, Walter shows us how.

Constantly changing factors such as unstable oil prices, ever more demanding environmental protection legislations and the evolution of more efficient technologies ensures a continually changing global automotive market place. These factors also increase the ongoing competition between carmakers and OEMs and dictate today's automotive industry manufacturing trends. By Oleg Eliezer, Iscar's automotive industry manager.

Aluminium is one of the most important materials in the aerospace industry. Furthermore, typical components are extremely machining-intensive and therefore require long production times. Tools designed to precisely suit these requirements, such as the M2131 ramping cutter from Walter AG, help to reduce machining times and costs. Lim Ganshu, Walter marketing, explains

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