Don’t Let Interruptions Slow You Down
Published February 21, 2022
Interrupted cutting in turning is subjective. While some operators may look at a part with a keyway and a small depth of cut as a heavy interruption, another operator may classify heavy interruptions only as multiple interruptions with a larger depth of cut. The workpiece material, part configuration and features, and depth of cut will all come into play when determining how the interruption will affect the overall process.
Cutting Tools For All Occasions
Published February 14, 2022
Whenever a discussion turns to standard tools (catalog) vs. specials (custom-designed tools), some interesting distinctions arise. For end users, the distinctions are straightforward. OEMs, job shops, and manufacturers up and down the supply chain—whether in automotive, aerospace or general engineering—want to know what, how soon and how much.
Cutter Considerations for Turning Titanium
Published February 10, 2022
Greenleaf’s G-9610 is a PVD-coated carbide grade designed for turning titanium-based alloys. The wear-resistant, chemically stable and lubricious coating is said to protect the heat-resistant, submicron substrate and enable higher speeds and extended tool life in continuous cuts.
Published February 4, 2022
Maintaining a happy, healthy, and productive workforce is always top of mind for business leaders; but in today’s environment with more than 11 million job openings, and unemployment at record lows, this must be your primary focus.
Rake Angles Make or Break Facemilling
Published January 18, 2022
There are two types of rake angles. The axial rake angle is the angle between the cutting edge and the axis of the cutter. This angle affects the facemilling process in several ways. It directs chip flow and impacts cutting-edge strength. In addition, toolmakers use the axial rake angle to control power consumption, said Nate Peters, senior tool design engineer at Greenleaf Corp. in Saegertown, Pennsylvania.