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Most maintenance cleaners and water soluble coolants mix with water without much fuss. There are some that don’t mix well, like straight solvents or emulsions, but most do.
Added by Doug Benish on July 27, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
The best way to keep waste problems down is to not make as much waste in the first place. Here are two good ways to keep waste water down to a minimum:
Added by Doug Benish on July 18, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
If you want to clean out a machine tool sump so you can recharge with fresh metalworking fluid, then this blog is for you.
It would be really easy to clean out machine sumps – except for all those parts that are so hard to reach. You can’t use heat, you can’t use really aggressive chemicals, and you can’t scrub parts you can’t…Continue
Added by Doug Benish on July 9, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments
The financial argument for using Parlec presetters is compelling. They work quickly to produce tool measurements that are exceptionally accurate and consistent. In fact, they can make those measurements better than your expensive machining center…Continue
Added by Doug Benish on June 27, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
MULTI-MASTER is a family of tools with shanks and unique interchangeable heads for a variety of milling applications including ball nose, straight shoulder and slitting and slotting applications. Indexing is fast and convenient due to the threaded connection.…Continue
Added by Doug Benish on June 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Data Flute’s heritage stretches back to its humble beginnings as a specialty grinding and re-sharpening house. Over the years it has advanced into a premiere manufacturer of performance and application-specific, solid carbide round tools. Throughout their history and growth, they haven't never strayed from, or lost sight of their primary mission: to provide the finest quality performance and application specific end mills in the…Continue
Added by Doug Benish on May 9, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
If you’re running a pallet workholding system or doing Just-In-Time manufacturing on a horizontal machining center, Chick’s Multi-Lok tombstone style vise workholding system is worth a look.
Each side of the solid, unibody column can be set up with dual-station machinable jaws, single station machinable jaws, or a machinable faceplate. All jaws incorporate Chick’s QwikChange interface for fast changeovers and die cut round and diamond pins for relocating precision. These are key…Continue
Added by Doug Benish on April 27, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Iscar makes Blocks and DO-GRIP Adapters to make enable your Lathes to use Modern Cut-off technology!
ISCAR has developed replacement blocks and DO-GRIP adapters for "Modern Machine Tool Company" cut-off machines equipped with Manchester tools. An ISCAR adapter can be mounted on the Manchester block as well.
You already know that ISCAR…Continue
Added by Doug Benish on April 14, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Here's a great white paper from our friends at Gagemaker called "Back to the Basics:Thread Diameters"
We often get questions about the differences between all the various diameters of threads, so here's a quick overview of some of the more common terms:…Continue
Added by Doug Benish on March 19, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Metrology & Threads
The most important factors when threaded parts must meet engineering specifications, are accuracy and consistency. I realize that many of you are already familiar with threads and thread measurement but thought it might be helpful to get some quick reference diagrams and a few definitions here on our blog. It's a quick cheat sheet.Continue
Added by Doug Benish on March 7, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Just a quick note if we haven't talked to you about it yet or in case you forgot.
Mahr Federal has a special promotion going on until March 31 on a number of specially priced items
Added by Doug Benish on February 29, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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Machine Shops in Pennsylvania are a little bit different than shops in other areas of the country. We know that the first day of Buck Season is practically a legal holiday. Every year we get to see pictures of who bagged what but haven't been able to share those pictures with other hunters. So for this year, we decided that the best way to share your hunting pics is have a contest!…Continue
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ISCAR has introduced the SUMOCHAM drill family, the next evolution of the very successful CHAMDRILL family. The SUMOCHAM drills have features similar to the CHAMDRILL and CHAMDRILLJET, with improved head and pocket design, together with no setup time, fast metal removal and economy indexing.Continue
Added by Doug Benish on September 1, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
The Drill Tap machine is a new design for a drilling/threading machine with movable arms moved manually in order to position the work tool without handling the part being worked on. Purchasing a Drill Tap machine is an excellent…Continue
Added by Brooke Adams on August 4, 2011 at 9:20am — No Comments
A new family of innovative turning tools from ISCAR raises the threshold for process security in difficult railroad-wheel reconditioning work. Customers report reliably longer tool life by 66 to 250% when re-turning hardened alloy steel railroad wheels, even on cracked rim areas that can wreck ordinary tools. They also report uniformly smaller, more manageable chips. …
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Parlec, Inc. has announced the official launch of its new small diameter boring system. The enhanced tooling package, which is replacing Parlec’s original small diameter boring system, offers users increased accuracy and efficiency. The product is also being offered in both inch and metric graduations.Continue
Added by Christi Cole on August 3, 2011 at 11:39am — No Comments