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Tool Geometry: Cut and Spiral

Every week we have conversations with customers about how to customizetool designs to help achieve...

Benefits of Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Coating

When applied to cutting tools, a coating can prolong tool life and improve performance. Several...

Benefits of Titanium Nitride Coating

Friction has a big impact on the cutting process, and its worst outcome shows as tool wear. If you...

Benefits of Titanium Carbo-Nitride Coating

A protective coating is a common application on cutting tools used in the manufacturing industry....

Benefits of Aluminum Titanium Nitride Coating

With the right coating applied, your cutting tools can last longer, perform better, and save you...

Understanding Machine Shop Numbers and Values

It’s not that those math classes you took were wrong; they weren’t. It’s just that in a machine...

Selecting a Cutting Tool Manufacturer

Your customers have specifications to meet, problems to solve, end users to satisfy, and timelines...

Acronyms and Term Definitions for Grinding Carbide Tools

Precision machining with carbide cutting tools is a world of exact language and acronyms. This list...

Selecting an Undercutting End Mill

Undercutting is considered one of the more challenging operations a machinist will face, and that...

Achieving Tight Tolerances with a Micro Reamer

A well-designed micro reamer can produce finished holes with a tolerance as tight as 0.0002 in. The...