tooling

Tour de force

21/05/2018

Every five years, or so, tooling giant ISCAR unveils a major package of developments, revealed via a number of global roadshows fronted by company president Jacob Harpaz. Andrew Allcock was in the audience and reports ...

Smarter cuts

29/03/2018

The combined development of new cutting techniques, cutting tools and supporting CADCAM/CNC software cycles saw an uptick in activity last year. Andrew Allcock reviews the developments, highlighting the benefits claimed ...

Roll out the barrel to slash cycle times by 90%

21/12/2017

High efficiency milling using conical barrel tools can slash cycle times by up to 90%, when machining surfaces. Tooling supplier WNT and CADCAM specialist Open Mind Technologies UK got together to underscore this ...

EMO 2017 - Industry 4.0 gains momentum

02/08/2017

This year’s edition of biennial show EMO returns to Europe’s manufacturing technology heartland, Germany, with the six-day event kicking off on 18 September at its usual home, the Hanover show ground. Andrew Allcock ...

Gühring UK - geared up for growth

28/06/2017

Ahead of its official opening on June 9, Andrew Allcock paid a visit to Gühring’s new home in Birmingham. A picture of modern manufacturing is what he found

Sandvik Coromant - Software is the solution

06/06/2017

Electronics and combined software-hardware packages for turning dominated a March press event held at tooling company Sandvik Coromant’s Sandviken, Sweden, technical centre. Will Dalrymple was there

TDM Systems - Online digital tool service

20/04/2017

Cloud-hosted toolholder/tool 3D models for CAM system use are already available from services such as Machining Cloud and Tools United, but tool management expert TDM Systems has thrown its hat into the ring, as Andrew ...

The web tutor

05/04/2017

Sandvik Coromant's metalcutting e-learning programme provides an introduction to production engineering.

Aero challenge - extended feature

06/03/2017

Kyocera SGS Precision Tools Europe hosted one of its first UK events since being bought by the Japanese industrial conglomerate Kyocera last year. Key themes were technical collaboration and superalloys, Will Dalrymple ...

Mazak new machines and industry 4.0 news

30/01/2017

The traditional Open House event at Yamazaki Mazak’s European Technology Centre in Worcester in November 2016 launched two new machines among more than 20 displayed, and revealed several software-related developments ...

Solid v. indexable tooling

12/01/2017

A back to basics look at the relative merits of single-piece solid and insert-based rotary cutting tools, and their materials, by Dormer Pramet (www.dormerpramet.com) product managers Ricky Payling and Lukas Pavlis. ...