tooling

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Raising the productivity bar

03/11/2006

An automatic lathe without a barfeed is like a cart without a horse – the question is which one will gallop and which will barely trot? Machinery reviews current technology.

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Buffett backs winning culture

02/06/2006

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway investment vehicle has acquired Israeli cutting tool maker Iscar Metalworking Companies (IMC). <i>Machinery</i> asked IMC president Jacob Harpaz to explain in more detail.

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Cutting edge recycling

02/06/2006

As the world price of tungsten carbide soars, so cutting tool manufacturers are increasingly turning to recycling of carbide tips. Manufacturers are variously building recycling plants and launching customer focused ...

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Heat-shrink tightens its grip

03/02/2006

Believe it or not, it’s now over 10 years since initial heat-shrink systems became commercially available, a fact corroborated by Graham Horwood, managing director of Gewefa UK. “Since we showed our first heat-shrink ...

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Salesman or consultant?

03/02/2006

Supplying inserts is no longer the game. Process consultancy is the lead activity, explains Sandvik Coromant’s Andy Smith, senior manager – marketing

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Threading with confidence

03/02/2006

A change of tooling has slashed cycle times and allowed lights-out running for a 316 austenitic part at Peter Day Precision ngineering.

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Press-and-go in Cornwall

01/11/2005

Rigibore is a manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of both standard and special precision cutting tools. Its global distribution network functions from offices in both the UK and USA. Specialising in boring ...

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Service – secret of success

01/11/2005

Distributor, manufacturer or service provider? The perception of cutting tool supplier WNT here in the UK is probably that it is the first, but the company is majority owned by cutting tool manufacturer Ceratizit, while ...

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History begets innovation

01/08/2005

The newest name with the longest heritage; that’s the billing South Korean cutting tool maker TaeguTec likes to give itself. Why? Because Korea Tungsten Company (KTC) – TaeguTec’s ancestor – can trace its involvement ...

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Tooling rethink

01/06/2005

Based on a unique polygon connection, Coromant Capto offers exceptional rigidity and perfect angular rotation and there are now more than 25,000 machine tools around the world equipped with this Coromant solution

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Well-connected spindles

01/05/2005

While plenty has been written about the business end of toolholders – the part that actually holds the cutting tool – the other end, the spindle connection, is often overlooked, even though its impact on productivity ...

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Secret knowledge no more

01/02/2005

The number of manufacturing processes that remain the bastion of skilled operators is slowly but surely diminishing. For though technology will never be a direct replacement for knowledge and experience, the days of ...

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Borderless manufacturing

01/02/2005

It’s a far cry from a traditional engineering workshop. Unimerco’s new UK headquarters is a radical departure for an industrial plant on these shores. Custom built, it is modelled on the ‘roofed village’ concept ...

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Get into the groove

10/12/2004

Like all production cutting tools, new developments are driven by demand. If there is no interest from the marketplace for new grooving products then the tooling companies will not bother to waste valuable time and ...

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Responding to the market

10/12/2004

It’s not news that environmental or cost pressures drive business action and that developers and suppliers of underlying materials and manufacturing technology respond to businesses’ demands. But Sandvik’s annual ...