Cutting Tools http://americanmachinist.com/taxonomy/term/6644/more en 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 Fourth Straight Monthly Drop for U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/fourth-straight-monthly-drop-us-cutting-tool-consumption <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturers’ consumption of cutting tools declined 1.6% from September to October, and 4.7% from October 2015, ending the month at $168.99 million. Through 10 months of 2016, U.S. cutting tool consumption totals $1.698 billion, -6.9% compared with the January-October 2015 figure.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/fourth-straight-monthly-drop-us-cutting-tool-consumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/fourth-straight-monthly-drop-us-cutting-tool-consumption#comments Cutting Tools News Thu, 15 Dec 2016 04:46:00 +0000 41471 at http://americanmachinist.com Retooled Face Milling Triggers ‘Ripple Effect’ http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/retooled-face-milling-triggers-ripple-effect <div class="node-body article-body">The Ingersoll Gold-Quad F facemill seemed an unlikely choice for large mold machining, with high-feed cutting for fast, shallow passes. Yet, it is excelling at depths of cut approaching 0.100 in. Other shops are running this high-feed facemill as deep as 0.075 in. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/retooled-face-milling-triggers-ripple-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/retooled-face-milling-triggers-ripple-effect#comments Cutting Tools Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:48:00 +0000 40481 at http://americanmachinist.com 10 New Technologies for Machine Shop Performance and Convenience http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/10-new-technologies-machine-shop-performance-and-convenience <div class="node-body gallery-body">Manufacturing technology never stops being complex: machine shop operators, managers, programmers, and leaders (sometimes, they’re all the same person!) want answers, options, and opportunities — products and processes that will help them do their work with fewer obstacles, better results, and maybe even more revenue.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/10-new-technologies-machine-shop-performance-and-convenience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/10-new-technologies-machine-shop-performance-and-convenience#comments Automation CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:55:00 +0000 39361 at http://americanmachinist.com 10 Difference-Making Ideas for Specialty Machining http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/10-difference-making-ideas-specialty-machining <div class="node-body gallery-body">Every machine shop needs an “edge” — something that differentiates it from the others, and makes manufacturing customers locate — and select, and prefer — that expertise. In many cases that differentiators will be low production costs or high product quality. In other cases, it may be a particular machining or forming process or capability. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/10-difference-making-ideas-specialty-machining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/10-difference-making-ideas-specialty-machining#comments Automation Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:45:00 +0000 37681 at http://americanmachinist.com 10 New Machine Shop Ideas Emphasize Speed, Efficiency http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/10-new-machine-shop-ideas-emphasize-speed-efficiency <div class="node-body gallery-body">Speed is important in cutting, turning, and grinding, of course, but it’s also a decisive factor in machine set-up, programming, order processing, customer-response, and so many other aspects of the work that machine shop owners, operators, programmers, and others do every minute of every working day. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/10-new-machine-shop-ideas-emphasize-speed-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/10-new-machine-shop-ideas-emphasize-speed-efficiency#comments CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:28:00 +0000 35991 at http://americanmachinist.com Cutting Tool Consumption Fell in September for Third Straight Month http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-fell-september-third-straight-month <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. machine shops’ and other manufacturers’ consumption of cutting tools declined in September for the third consecutive month, totaling $171.09 million, down 2.3% from the August total, but nearly even (-0.1%) with the September 2015 result. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-fell-september-third-straight-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-fell-september-third-straight-month#comments Cutting Tools Thu, 10 Nov 2016 02:41:00 +0000 35961 at http://americanmachinist.com New Machine Shop Ideas Emphasize Productivity, Flexibility, Connectivity http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/new-machine-shop-ideas-emphasize-productivity-flexibility-connectivity <div class="node-body gallery-body">Productivity, flexibility, and connectivity have simple meanings and big implications for machine shop operators and machine tool programmers: setting up a job and walking away is more than a persuasive selling point: it’s something of a necessity for time- and resource-strapped operations striving to stay on target and in competition. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/new-machine-shop-ideas-emphasize-productivity-flexibility-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/new-machine-shop-ideas-emphasize-productivity-flexibility-connectivity#comments Automation Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:49:00 +0000 35411 at http://americanmachinist.com Defining, Refining Technologies for Next-Generation Machine Shops http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/defining-refining-technologies-next-generation-machine-shops <div class="node-body gallery-body">Every machine shop needs to cut, turn, and finish faster – with faster set-ups and longer tool life. There are other, less obvious needs: 3D model testing, quick program access and editing, and more process design options. Add these to the inevitable need for more compact operations, more efficient cutting-tool materials and design, and you begin to see the scope of activities and objectives for the machine shops of the future.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/defining-refining-technologies-next-generation-machine-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/defining-refining-technologies-next-generation-machine-shops#comments CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:38:00 +0000 34881 at http://americanmachinist.com