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HYBRID GEOMETRIES
2014-08-18 - Article From: MoldMaking Technology, Chris Mummaw, Senior Applications Engineer from Millstar, a div

Why purchase redundant tooling and risk losing control of your manufacturing costs? Hybrid cutting tool geometries allow you to perform multiple machining applications with one tool.


QUAD FORCE MACHINING TOOLING SYSTEMS: 4-IN-1 PERFORMANCE VERSATILITY
2014-08-18 - Millstar

Millstar's most versatile tooling to date.


MACHINING DOESN’T HAVE TO BE ALL WET
2014-02-18 - By Clare Goldsberry

Heat is a big concern when machining metal


RB-T TOOLING SYSTEMS
2014-02-14

Ball Nose Inserts Produce a Superior Finish Right off the Machine


BUTTON CUTTERS REINVENTED
2014-02-10 - By Peter Begin

Button cutters still offer a competitive edge in many manufacturing processes, despite claims they are being phased out.


USING HIGH-FEED MACHINING STRATEGIES TO GET TO NET SHAPE
2014-02-10 - By Chris Mummaw

High-feed tooling and high-feed machining could be the key factor in maximizing your shop’s roughing efficiency.


LOWERING TOOLING COST BY USING LOW-FRICTION COATINGS
2014-02-10 - By Chris Mummaw

There are many components to the mold manufacturing process, but from a cost benefit approach to productivity, tooling technology is going to yield the biggest return, and coating technology is key.


HIGH SPEED MACHINING OF DIES AND MOLDS (REVISITED)
2011-11-01 - By Ron Field, Millstar

A new machine may not be needed - just changes in the process.


HIGH SPEED MACHINING: DIE/MOLD THE LEADTIME CHALLENGE
2011-09-01 - Source: Millstar (Warren, Michigan)

Cutter Strategies


BETTER PRODUCTION
2011-08-01 - Source: MMS Online

Better Production: Indexable Cutters Prove Versatile Choice For Contoured Surfaces


HIGH SPEED MACHINING OF DIES AND MOLDS
2011-07-01 - By Ron Field, Application Engineer Makino, Mason, Ohio and Tom Beard, Editor

These tips from an experienced pro will help shops take some of the mystery out of the process of high speed machining.


HORIZONTAL MACHINING OF MOLDS
2011-06-01 - By Ron Field Head Milling Applications Engineer Makino

Machining a mold in the upright position departs from tradition, but the advantages are considerable - especially if a shop takes a systems approach.