Cutting Tools http://americanmachinist.com/taxonomy/term/6644/more en 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 US Cutting Tool Consumption Fell 4.3% in 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/us-cutting-tool-consumption-fell-43-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturers consumed $176.04 million worth of cutting tools during December 2016, +4.4% from November, +12.5% than December 2015, and bringing total 2016 consumption to $2.042 billion, 4.3% lower than the 12-month total for 2015.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/us-cutting-tool-consumption-fell-43-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/us-cutting-tool-consumption-fell-43-2016#comments Cutting Tools News Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:37:00 +0000 51011 at http://americanmachinist.com Breakthrough In Fine-Finish Aluminum Face Milling http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/breakthrough-fine-finish-aluminum-face-milling <div class="node-body article-body">In one of its first U.S. high-volume applications outside the automotive industry, Ingersoll’s breakthrough PCD cartridge-type facemill has dramatically improved rough and finish milling for aluminum castings at Continental Motors.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/breakthrough-fine-finish-aluminum-face-milling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/breakthrough-fine-finish-aluminum-face-milling#comments Industry Perspectives Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Gold Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:13:00 +0000 48411 at http://americanmachinist.com 2017’s First New Technologies for Machine Shops http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/2017-s-first-new-technologies-machine-shops <div class="node-body gallery-body">For machine shops seeking new capabilities to make their manufacturing processes faster, more efficient, more profitable, and more competitive, there is no wrong time to evaluate new technology.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/2017-s-first-new-technologies-machine-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/2017-s-first-new-technologies-machine-shops#comments Automation CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:08:00 +0000 45961 at http://americanmachinist.com Cutting Tool Consumption Dropped Again in November http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-dropped-again-november <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic manufacturers consumed $168.69 million worth of cutting tools during November 2016, slightly less (-0.2%) than during October but 9.3% more than the November 2015 figure. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-dropped-again-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-dropped-again-november#comments Cutting Tools Fri, 13 Jan 2017 02:18:00 +0000 45091 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>&ldquo;Since the November elections, the cutting tool industry has been following the economic indicators and the growing optimism for an improving manufacturing market,&rdquo; according to AMT&rsquo;s Brad Lawton.</p> 10 New Technologies for Machine Shop Precision and Performance http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/10-new-technologies-machine-shop-precision-and-performance <div class="node-body gallery-body">Competition among machine shops is always about cost – but not just cost. Making component parts is a chance for machine shops to show their creativity and flexibility, as well as their commitment to precision. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/10-new-technologies-machine-shop-precision-and-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/10-new-technologies-machine-shop-precision-and-performance#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:21:00 +0000 43081 at http://americanmachinist.com