Article - 11 Oct 2001
Surface treatments available for tool steels are numerous. Implementing a surface coating enables longer life cycles for the machine tool combined with improved accuracy and performance. Processes...
Article - 16 Feb 2002
Tungsten was one of the first alloying elements added to steel. It enhances hardness, cutting efficiency and speed of tools and toughness over a wide temperature range with the main application being...
Article - 19 Mar 2002
Machining of titanium is not as simple as some other metals, mainly due to thermal effects. Suggestions for milling, boring, turning, drilling, tapping, grinding, cutting, electrochemical machining,...
Article - 22 Nov 2008
Key factors for successful machining are proper machining speeds and coolant. Macor machinable glass ceramic can be machined with high speed tools, but carbide tools are strongly recommended for...
Article - 20 Dec 2016
In this interview, Jeff Roblee, VP of Technology, and Ed Freyenhagen, Director of Engineering, talk about key applications for ultra precision machining in the automotive industry and the enabling...
Article - 30 May 2019
By using advanced PCD round tool blanks,new geometries are possible which allow the development of aerospace design and the improvement of productivity.
Article - 19 May 2005
Apart from the commercial reasons for choosing stainless steel as a material, like heat and corrosion resistance, another advantage is its fabrication properties. Fabrication techniques, handling and...
Article - 13 Feb 2002
Titanium can be fabricated in much the same way as stainless steel and nickel-based alloys provided allowances are made for its properties. Some operations covered include welding, resistance welding,...
Article - 17 Mar 2015
Ralf Dupont, President at Levicron GmbH, talks to AZoM about how their air bearing spindles are bridging the gap between conventional machining and ultra-precision machining.
Article - 20 Sep 2005
In general, PVD-TiN coated High Speed Steel endmills used to machine carbon steels can perform better at high cutting speeds compared with uncoated tools resulting in better surface finish and longer...