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Multifunctional Step Tools

Posted by Steven Oszust Jr. on April 16, 2020

Multifunctional Step Tools

Your business makes its money when your machine is making parts.  For jobs that require multiple operations, changing tools can take time away from that manufacturing process.  This is where multifunctional, step tools can make all the difference.  Combining multiple operations into one tool enables a shop to purchase fewer tools, improve production efficiency by reducing cycle time, and gets products to market faster, all impacting the bottom line.

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Topics: Tool Tips, cutting tools, tool tip, multifunctional step tools, step tools, multifunctional tools

Chip Thinning - Saws

Posted by Steven Oszust Jr. on May 16, 2019

Have you noticed Fullerton’s Saw feeds are much greater than other saw manufacturers?  The reason is radial chip thinning.  Radial chip thinning is all the buzz in newer advanced tool paths associated with high efficiency machining, but Fullerton has been employing these techniques for years in our 2450 Ferrous Saws and our new 2455 Non-Ferrous Saws. 

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Topics: Tool Tips, tool tip, chip thinning, saw, saws

Tool Tip - Know Your Reamer

Posted by Steven Oszust Jr. on July 12, 2018
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Topics: tool tip, reamer, reamers, straight flute, straight flutes, right-hand spiral flute, right-hand spiral flutes, left-hand spiral flute, left-hand spiral flutes, bore, ream

Machining Aluminum - Why It's Not So Simple

Posted by John Winebrenner on April 12, 2018

When it comes to machining aluminum, it’s not a simple task.  There are many grades of aluminum, all of which have different recommended machining techniques.  This tool tip helps break down some of the different grades of aluminum and our recommendations for tooling and surface feet per minute.

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Topics: Advanced Performance End Mills, End Mills, high speed machining, tool tip, effective feed rates, high performance, high performance end mills, advanced performance, aluminum, 2024 grade aluminum, 6061 aluminum, 7050 aluminum, 1100 grade aluminum, 7075 aluminum, cast aluminum

Effective Feed Rates, Chip Thinning using a Ball Nose and Understanding Angle of Attack

Posted by Beth Bauer on July 13, 2017

This Tool Tip features useful information on effective feed rates, chip thinning using a Ball Nose and understanding angle of attack (AoA).  Check out our Tool Tip below.

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Topics: Tool Tips, tool tip, chip thinning, angle of attack, ball nose, ball end type, effective feed rates, aoa

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