Worry Free: Antipullout toolholders reduce scrap, increase tool life and eliminate anxiety while milling

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In the winter of 1918, Carl A. Bergstrom opened the Weldon Tool Co. in Cleveland. Working from his shop atop the Blackstone Building, he developed a new kind of endmill, one with a 30° helical flute. The thing cut like crazy. Yet Bergstrom quickly realized that his toolholder lacked the gripping power to hang onto […]

Patented Pockets: CAM systems generate innovative toolpaths to quickly remove large amounts of material when endmilling

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Whether hogging out a prototype engine block for Chrysler’s next-generation K-car, or machining a mold cavity for the newest Barbie doll, staying competitive often equates to fast chipmaking. High-quality cutting tools and advanced CNC equipment help in this endeavor, but equally important is a machining strategy that best fits a shop’s processes. With unprecedented ease […]