21 July 2016

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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12 July 2016

Customers always look forward to procuring parts and devices from manufacturers that are reliable in providing quality products that achieve output that does minimal to affect the delivery schedule. Staffan Lundström, product management, parting & grooving, and Bimal Mazumdar, product manager, Sandvik Coromant, explain what it takes to achieve such a status.

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18 May 2016

One of the most common tools found in the ATC stations of machining centres and multi-tasking machines is the light cutting shoulder mill. This is because, apart from shoulder milling being one of the most prevalent machining operation, the cutters are versatile enough to be used for face milling, slot milling, ramping and more. Contributed by Sandvik Coromant.

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18 May 2016

Hard material coatings improve the performance and service life of cutting and metalforming tools. However, these gains are contingent upon good coating adhesion to the substrate and this, in turn, is critically dependent on proper cleaning of the tools. By Doris Schulz.

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05 March 2016

In today’s ever evolving industrial needs, the evolution of the carbide insert determines the cutting edge advantage. Contributed by Andrei Petrilin, technical manager of indexable milling, and Marcel Elkouby, material science engineer manager, material & coating development, Iscar.

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04 February 2016

Automobile manufacturers are familiar with the problems associated with the microfinishing of crankshafts: The surface roughness results on the bearings differ from those on the transition radii, the bearing profile cannot always be adhered to, roundness improvements on the pin bearings differ from those of the main bearings, and smaller crankshafts deform as a result of machining forces and workpiece oscillation. By Wolfgang Riedle

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29 January 2016

Ricky Payling, application specialist at Dormer Pramet, outlines the growth of stainless steel, how the cutting tool industry has evolved to machine the material, as well as providing a summary of some of its most common grades.

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20 November 2015

The world medical market is strong for several reasons, including the fact that it has an aging population and this presents a business opportunity for the manufacturing sector. Contributed by Tornos

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05 October 2015

In the aerospace industry, precision is key to not just durability, but also other considerations such as safety and cost efficiency. Andrei Petrilin, Technical Manager Indexable Products and Gaby Zehavi, Tefen & Industry Manager Blades & Blisks for Aerospace, Tefen share their expertise with APMEN.

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23 July 2015

Good toolholding systems and planning can improve ROI on new machines. Contributed by Erica Lee, marketing communications & Andrew Sim, engineering (machine investment), Sandvik Coromant

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