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Metal machining video: Chip formation in indexable drilling




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This video is brought to you by kind permission by Sandvik Coromant. As a leading manufacturer of carbide inserts, they're well placed to

Video Round-up: July to September 2018

They say a picture paints a thousand words, but videos take this to the next level.

In the engineering world there's no substitute for a product video to show how things work and how they fit together. In the 3 month period from July to September

What are portable milling machines used for?


Portable milling machines can be used for a wide range of applications in the oil & gas, power generation and many other sectors. Fixing methods include a gantry frame, which converts a 2-axis milling rail into a 3-axis machine, chain clamps, switch

Portable Bandsaw Blade Essentials


What type of blade should be used with a portable band saw? 

When cutting metals with a Mirage portable band saw, an M42 Cobalt bi-metal blade is the way to go. Blades if this type incorporate a high speed edge material that’s welded to a fatigue

Metal Machining Insight: Avoiding built up edge

What is built up edge?

Built up edge (BUE),  is a problem you can face when machining ‘sticky’ metals such as low carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium. BUE is material from the work piece that builds up against the rake face of the cutting

Portable band saw blade speeds for cutting metal pipelines


Portable band saws are designed to be robust and simple to use. If you use them correctly you’ll experience hours of trouble-free cutting with plenty of use from each band saw blade.

With Mirage Portable Band Saws, you get an M42 carbide tipped

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