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  • When providing a quote for a new part with complex shape and geometric detailing, care must be taken to come up with a proposal that will be cost-competitive yet still profitable. Part of that assessment consists of a decision on your tooling capabilities. Will off-the-shelf......

  • The fourth industrial revolution, otherwise known as Industry 4.0, refers to the transition to cyber-physical systems (CPS) that autonomously utilise and exchange big data through cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT). While Industry 3.0 introduced the use of information technology and automation to......

  • Controlling costs as a manufacturer is essential to remaining competitive in any market. One of the key areas in which cost reductions can be achieved is in regards to tool life. PCD tools are versatile cutters that can dramatically decrease tooling costs and deliver better......

  • The way tools and equipment are handled and stored may be an afterthought to many manufacturers – more so when the real driver of a company’s success relies on the productivity and efficiency of its processes. However, improper tool handling can impact both those key......

  • Identifying the most suitable cutting tool for the job is a crucial process. Cutting tools can be made from a number of materials such as high-speed steel, cemented carbide, ceramic, or diamond. In modern, high-volume, constant-output machining a common choice is PCD vs carbide tools.......

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