Cutting Tools http://americanmachinist.com/taxonomy/term/6644/more en US Cutting Tool Consumption Dropped 16% in April http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/us-cutting-tool-consumption-dropped-16-april <div class="node-body article-body">Machine shops and other domestic manufacturers consumed $168.03 million worth of cutting tools during April, 16% less than the comparable total for March and 3.6% less than the April 2016 figure.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/us-cutting-tool-consumption-dropped-16-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/us-cutting-tool-consumption-dropped-16-april#comments Cutting Tools News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 03:11:00 +0000 63981 at http://americanmachinist.com Tougher Tooling Handles Hard Forgings http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/tougher-tooling-handles-hard-forgings <div class="node-body article-body">At a Houston machine shop, switching from an Ingersoll face mill to an indexable high-feed mill achieves deep cuts on dense, hard forgings, with speed and reliability.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/tougher-tooling-handles-hard-forgings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/tougher-tooling-handles-hard-forgings#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:01:00 +0000 63461 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>A 4-in. Ingersoll Hi-QuadXXX facemill takes off more than 0.300 in. per pass to fully penetrate the heavy oxide crust in a 4140 steel forging. As a result, the tool edges last through a complete roughing sequence for a part, involving 6-8 passes. A previously selected tool needed indexing before completing even one pass.</p> Ingersoll Cutting Tools US Cutting Tool Consumption Rose Again in March http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/us-cutting-tool-consumption-rose-again-march <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. machine shops and other manufacturers consumed $200.05 million worth of cutting tools during March, the fourth straight monthly increase in an index of current manufacturing demand.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/us-cutting-tool-consumption-rose-again-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/us-cutting-tool-consumption-rose-again-march#comments Cutting Tools Fri, 12 May 2017 03:54:00 +0000 61391 at http://americanmachinist.com New Manufacturing Technology at EASTEC 2017 http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/new-manufacturing-technology-eastec-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Trade shows should offer something for everybody – everybody involved in the commercial activity under consideration — and EASTEC 2017 will do that for machine shops, component parts and systems manufacturers, product designers, and automation and network technology experts. Ahead of the event, May 16-18 in West Springfield, Mass., we reviewed several equipment and technology developers’ presentation plans. Here are some of the best we found … </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/new-manufacturing-technology-eastec-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/new-manufacturing-technology-eastec-2017#comments CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Thu, 11 May 2017 14:37:00 +0000 61321 at http://americanmachinist.com Skills Shortage is a ‘Crisis’ for Tool-and-Die Makers, OEMs http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/skills-shortage-crisis-tool-and-die-makers-oems <div class="field-byline"> Laura Putre | IndustryWeek </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The skilled workers who make the molds and tools used in automotive parts manufacturing and assembly are on the fast track to extinction. “When talent is in short supply in tooling, it’s in short supply in manufacturing,” according to one industry analyst.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/skills-shortage-crisis-tool-and-die-makers-oems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/skills-shortage-crisis-tool-and-die-makers-oems#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Gold Wed, 03 May 2017 19:06:00 +0000 60501 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The U.S. endured a 36% drop in the number of tool and die shops between 1998 and 2010. Those that remain, like Fiat Chrysler Automotive&rsquo;s tooling subsidiary, Autodie, have worked to adapt to the cyclical nature of the automotive business by diversifying their services.</p> 11 Tools and Technologies to Boost Machine Shop Performance http://americanmachinist.com/automation/11-tools-and-technologies-boost-machine-shop-performance <div class="node-body gallery-body">Every machine shop is open to the idea that something can be done better: faster, more precisely, at a lower cost per finished part. Here’s a list of new technologies, new functions, and options and applications that will help shops operate with better information, faster responses, improved data connectivity, and more optimal workflow. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/automation/11-tools-and-technologies-boost-machine-shop-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/automation/11-tools-and-technologies-boost-machine-shop-performance#comments Automation Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:48:00 +0000 59391 at http://americanmachinist.com Cutting Tool Consumption Rose Again in February http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-rose-again-february <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. machining operations consumed $174.98 million worth of cutting tools during February, according to the Cutting Tool Market Report, indicating a steady rise in manufacturing activity. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-rose-again-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-rose-again-february#comments Cutting Tools News Thu, 13 Apr 2017 02:18:00 +0000 58461 at http://americanmachinist.com A Deeper Look at ‘Precision’ Toolholders http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/deeper-look-precision-toolholders <div class="node-body article-body">Although toolholders are known as critical elements in the precision machining process, the details that differentiate a “standard” toolholder from one designed for more precise, high-speed work can be subtle. Precision toolholders are machined to exacting tolerances to create the optimal fit within the spindle, concentricity, and balance. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/deeper-look-precision-toolholders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/deeper-look-precision-toolholders#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:48:00 +0000 56471 at http://americanmachinist.com High-Precision, High-Efficiency Ideas for Machine Shops http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/high-precision-high-efficiency-ideas-machine-shops <div class="node-body gallery-body">Precision is at the core of every effort in every machine shop, not simply to complete turning, grinding, milling, etc. with exceptional accuracy and finish quality — but to get every task, every problem, every idea or inquiry addressed effectively, efficiently and profitably. No wasted steps, no missed opportunities.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/high-precision-high-efficiency-ideas-machine-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/high-precision-high-efficiency-ideas-machine-shops#comments Automation Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:07:00 +0000 53621 at http://americanmachinist.com January Cutting Tool Consumption Fuels Optimism http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/january-cutting-tool-consumption-fuels-optimism <div class="node-body article-body">Machine shops and other U.S. manufacturers consumed $173.05 million worth of cutting tools during January, an increase of 8.7% from December total ($159.17 million) and from January 2016 ($159.22 million.) </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/january-cutting-tool-consumption-fuels-optimism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/january-cutting-tool-consumption-fuels-optimism#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting News Thu, 09 Mar 2017 02:50:00 +0000 53571 at http://americanmachinist.com