June 3, 2019

Understanding Indexable Milling Tools on MachiningCloud

Mills or milling cutters on MachiningCloud can be sorted into two high-level categories, solid or indexable. What makes a mill “indexable” is the use of inserts that operate as the actual cutting edge of the tool. Any contact with the work piece occurs exclusively at the insert. The main advantage of indexable mills is that… Read More »

May 1, 2019

Tool Tip #3 Quickly Find Thread Mill Tooling for Your Next Job

CAM programmers searching for thread milling tools are often faced with a time consuming task, having to sort and research numerous tooling combinations across major brands for their job requirements. MachiningCloud puts thread milling product information to work for you, providing up-to-date, accurate manufacturer data and 3D models at your fingertips so that you can… Read More »

April 2, 2019

Choosing a Turning Insert on MachiningCloud

When searching for the correct turning insert on MachiningCloud, a number of considerations come into play. Turning inserts are a single point tool used to machine rotational parts by removing excess material. Common turning operations that use turning inserts include O.D. (outer diameter) and I.D. (inner diameter) turning, grooving, and profiling. Typically employed in lathes… Read More »

March 1, 2019

Tool Tip #2: Search Reaming Tools for Precision Hole Finishing

Instantly locate reaming tools across a wide range of manufacturer catalogs – all in one place and based on your job requirements with MachiningCloud. Reaming tools are rotary cutting tools that are capable of enlarging and finishing machined holes with accurate, extremely tight tolerances and very smooth surfaces. There are an array of reaming tools… Read More »

February 1, 2019

Searching for End Mill Cutting Tools

End mills are available in a wide range of geometries and types, making it a preferred cutting tool for everyday milling applications. This rotating, multi-edge cutting tool is typically used to make non-axially symmetric features along the workpiece as well as holes, slots, pockets and contours. An end mill is a cylindrical cutting tool, resembling… Read More »

January 2, 2019

Tool Tip #1: Search for Turning Inserts by Geometry

Turning insert geometry is one of an array of filtering options available on MachiningCloud, letting you quickly search tooling catalogs from major manufacturers while saving time and money. Tooling product specifications such as insert geometry plays a significant role in optimizing machine performance, efficient material removal and overall part success. Increased production speeds, new alloy… Read More »

November 20, 2018

MachiningCloud’s ISO Plus cutting tool data connects programmers and manufacturers together for greater efficiency and cost savings

Digital manufacturing solutions across the board are rapidly evolving, requiring CAM Programmers to keep pace with shop floor productivity, machine efficiency and tooling optimization. As manufacturing processes interconnect in the digital age, a key roadblock often encountered is the disparity of tooling data that flows between manufacturing stations and applications. The establishment of the ISO… Read More »

September 12, 2018

MachiningCloud’s New Tool Inventory Feature

My Inventory tab lets you easily manage inventory quantities and build assemblies with on-hand shop floor tools Machine operators can fall behind schedule due to lack of tool organization. Missing tools on the shop floor can have a negative impact on capital costs and cause production delays. Keeping track of tool inventory is a vital… Read More »

July 31, 2018

Efficient Tooling Data Sourcing Benefits Entire Workgroup

The process of machining a part from beginning to end requires consistent, up-to-date, and technically accurate tooling data. Hours of project preparation are at the mercy of traditional catalog research, resulting in a ripple effect that impacts every department, from accounting to manufacturing. Whether it’s the accountant who needs to analyze process estimations or the… Read More »

July 31, 2018

Multi-Brand Tooling Setup Done Right

Quickly search, build and export tooling assemblies with different brands   Finding and building accurate digital tooling assemblies efficiently – especially when composed of multiple brands, is part of every CNC/CAM programmer’s day at the office. In the world of 3D modelling applications, not all coordinate systems think alike. Tooling manufacturers provide their own iteration… Read More »

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