3 Tips to Accelerate Production on Swiss Lathes with Micro Tools

Low RPM lathes can cause tool breakage and prevent you from achieving proper SFM, but live tooling can provide an economical solution for these problems that can accelerate production.


Selecting a Thread Mill That Matches Your Needs

Threading tools with the flexibility to thread a broad variety of holes provide the agility many shops need to stay competitive. They may be the only solution for many difficult materials.


How Automation Boosts Output in High-Mix Environments

Machine shops of almost any size and production mix can automate machining operations. The key is selecting the right technology to fit the need and working with a reliable supplier to deliver planned performance. The result will be more opportunities for your shop to increase capacity, revenue, and profit.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Automation Solutions, Multitasking Machines Take Center Stage at Machine Fest 2023

Methods Machine Tools' Chicago-area Machine Fest saw over 15 live demos and more than 20 industry vendors over its two days, with a noticeable presence of automation solutions and multitasking machines.

Air Turbine Tools' Alarm System Protects Work in Progress

The tool breakage detector system monitors air flow for deviation from a sensitive baseline record of compressed air consumption.

Milling Tools

IMCO Carbide Tool Inc. End Mills Provide Faster Part Cycles

The M936 Pow-R-Feed series is designed to make various toolpath moves without slowing down, providing faster cycle times and more production.

DigiFabster Partners With Dassault 3DExperience Make on Quoting Platform

The partnership expands the number of providers able to offer instant pricing quotes to marketplace users.


Kaiser Manufacturing's Tool Caddy Safely Stores Cutting Tools

The Tool Caddy makes it convenient for the operator to grab toolholders without any risk of cuts.

A Higbee Thread Milling Custom Macro

Higbee threads provide a full thread form at the very start of the thread. The sharp edge is removed during the machining process.


Dillon's Extruded Aluminum Pie Jaws Maximize Contact Area

Eastec 2023: The company’s full-grip pie jaws are machined from aluminum barstock, meaning they have none of the porosity inherent with castings.