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Portable machine tool picture round-up Q1 2018

Posted by Alan Hillier on Apr 9, 2018 12:00:00 PM

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These featured photos include the most popular in-situ machining photographs and illustrations posted on our social media channels from January through to the end of March 2018. Shown here are hot tapping, the building of flange facers and diamond wire saws, and an illustration showing the workings of one of our heavy duty portable band saws.

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Topics: hot tapping, diamond wire saw, flange facing, portable machine tools

Understanding Cutting Tool Geometry

Posted by Alan Hillier on Mar 27, 2018 8:15:00 AM

 

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No matter how robust and powerful your on-site machining equipment is, if the tool bit isn’t appropriate your results will suffer. Not only should the tool be sharp and inserted securely, the basic geometry should be right for the job..

If you’re an experienced machinist, then no doubt you'll have this covered. But for those new of you to the profession, this YouTube video created by Learn Engineering gives a clear explanation of how the geometry of a single point cutting tool works when removing material.

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Topics: portable machine tools

Portable machine tool insight: How carbide inserts are made

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jan 30, 2018 2:35:45 PM

 

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You might have decades of field machining experience and an impressive inventory of in-situ machining equipment, but if the carbide inserts you are using are damaged or simply not fit for purpose, your end results will suffer.

Carbide inserts are the unsung heroes of the in-situ machining world, they are designed to withstand extreme heat and force and are made from some of the hardest materials in the world.

So how exactly are they made?  Find out by watching the video created by Sandvik Coromant, or read the summary below.

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Topics: portable machine tools

In-situ machining photo roundup - July to September 2017

Posted by Alan Hillier on Sep 27, 2017 3:27:07 PM

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These featured photos include the 5 most popular in-situ machining images posted on our social media channels from July through to September. Machine types include; orbital milling, hot tapping, manipulator diamond wire saw, flange facing and a band saw.

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Topics: hot tapping, diamond wire saw, flange facing, portable machine tools

In-situ machining photo roundup - April to June 2017

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jun 27, 2017 11:01:45 AM

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This time, our featured photos include the most popular images posted on our social media channels from April through to June. Topics include subsea milling, creating an ASME flange suraface finish, hot tapping and pipe beveling.

Take look and share this page with any co-workers who may be interested. As always, you're also welcome to find out more about machine applications by downloading our case study packs.

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Topics: hot tapping, milling, flange facing, portable machine tools

   

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