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Single Milling Cutter Improves Machining of Aluminum The automotive industry faces a weight dilemma. Light duty vehicles manufactured in the United States have not always lived up to their name. New components and technologies add weight to vehicles, yet environmental concerns also demand that manufacturers make them lighter. As a lighter material, aluminum can address this, but also presents milling and machining challenges. Here, Eduardo Debone, Global Segment Manager -- Automotive at Sandvik Coromant, explores how a single milling cutter might hold the solution. Full Article
Cutting Force Testing May Revolutionize Turning Systems Cutting tool manufacturer Ceratizit recently teamed with measurement technology experts at Kistler to conduct an extensive series of tests to record the forces acting on the cutting edge. The results helped develop an innovative system in which users can manufacture complex geometries with just one tool. Full Article
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