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If you are coming to EASTEC 2017, be sure to stop by our
Destiny Tool booth 5667.
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Destiny Tool will be at the Eastern States Exposition in booth 5667!
EASTEC, New England’s premier manufacturing exposition, returns May 16-18, 2017. With more than 500 exhibitors, complimentary conference sessions, industry keynotes and much more.
EASTEC is an event dedicated to keeping northeast manufacturers competitive. It’s where manufacturing ideas, processes and products that make an impact in the northeast region, are highlighted through exhibits, education and networking events. The event offers a unique chance to connect with resources that can solve your company’s most pressing problems, improve productivity and increase profits.
by Bernard Martin, Managing Director Sales & Marketing, Destiny Tool
For anyone who has been using carbide end mills for a while you have undoubtedly heard the term "Transverse Rupture Strength" or "TRS." Transverse rupture strength (TRS) or "bending strength" testing is the simplest and most common way of determining the mechanical strength of carbide end mills.
Transverse rupture strength (TRS) also known as "modulus of rupture", "bend strength", or "flexural strength". It's a material property, defined as the stress in a material just before it yields in a TRS test. Simply put, It's the point just before it breaks and shatters. If you have every had an end mill break in half, you have exceeded the TRS value.
Why TRS is important
How you increase the Transverse Rupture Strength
Carbide end mills are a form of powdered metal. In simple terms, Carbide rod is created by mixing Tungsten Carbide powder (WC) with a binder, Cobalt (Co). It is extruded into a carbide rod and then, under heat and pressure, sintered into end mill rod stock. By increasing the cobalt content, you will increase the TRS value and "toughness" of the tool. e.g. it will 'bend" more, but it will also dramatically reduce the wear resistance of the carbide. Cobalt is just not as wear resistant as carbide. That's why cobalt end mills wear out quicker than carbide end mills.
The TRS reaches a maximum at cobalt content of about 15% (by weight) and a medium to coarse Tungsten Carbide WC grain size. Typically, the cobalt content of an end mill ranges between 8-12% (by weight) of the carbide in most end mills.
It's important to know that the cobalt content of a carbide end mill is measure by weight and NOT volume.
Think about mixing up a cake. You pour your milk into a measuring cup based upon the VOLUME of milk you need. In contrast, when mixing carbide rod, you MEASURE THE WEIGHT of the carbide and the WEIGHT of the cobalt on scale for the proper mix.
Carbide weighs A LOT more than Cobalt! To see this for yourself hold a cobalt end mill in one hand and a carbide end mill in the other. Because Cobalt weighs much less than Carbide it takes up MORE VOLUME: It's a bigger pile as you increase the percentage of cobalt.
It bears repeating, Carbide substrate is measured by weight.
If you where to measure the VOLUME of the cobalt in a 12% Cobalt (by weight) carbide end mill, that volume may be as high as 24-28% (depending on the grain size of the carbide). That's the reason for the reduced wear resistance of the higher cobalt content but also the reason that those end mills have a higher TRS value and greater "toughness"
For a much more detailed breakdown of carbide substrates and how carbide is made please take a look at our technical section at this link: CARBIDE SUBSTRATE.
Area 419 has been posting some great images and application information on their facebook page on how they are using our Destiny End mills. Here's some really excellent footage of the Raptor DVH in action!
Ripping on some 4140 today for a new rigid chamber reamer block. If you haven't tried Destiny Tool Raptor DVH end mills yet, you are missing out! I had to crank my feed up to 170% to get it where it wanted to be. 0.3" depth, 0.1" width, 80ipm or so.
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AREA 419 offers complete custom rifle builds, innovative products, sales of various brands of products, and unmatched service at every turn. Employing a blend of state of the art CNC machines and good old fashioned precision hand work, we are proud to boast precision and attention to detail like few other custom rifle shops in the world.
If you've been following @DestinyTool on Instagram you already know that the #DestinyTool hashtag is very busy with over 1750 posts!
We've been reposting some video's and images that have cutting data for quite some time now to help you understand how other machine shops are running our tools. We've compiled some of them here in one post so you can click through the videos. We hope they put you in the holiday spirit!
All the tools running on the Matsuura MX850 5 axis VMC at the IMTS 2016 show where using Destiny Tool End Mills.
Check out the video and be sure to give @matsuurausa a follow on Instagram!
Harry Moser from the Reshoring Initiative stopped by our IMTS 2016 booth to talk about the progress of reshoring manufacturing to North American shores.
Reshoring is the practice of bringing manufacturing and services back to the U.S. from overseas. It’s a fast and efficient way to strengthen the U.S. economy because it helps balance the trade and budget deficits, reduces unemployment by creating good, well-paying manufacturing jobs, and fosters a skilled workforce. Reshoring also benefits manufacturing companies by reducing the total cost of their products, improving balance sheets, and making product innovations more effective.
The Reshoring Initiative is focused on helping companies shift collective thinking from “offshoring is cheaper” to “local reduces the total cost of ownership.”
Harry explained how small contract manufacturing shops can use his Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator, for free, to convince their customers to keep the existing machining on our shores. He suggested asking your customers:
"Is there anything you are thinking about moving off shore, or better yet, is there anything you are getting from off-shore where you are having delivery issues, quality issues, intellectual property issues, travel, too much late night telephone calls, anything that is causing you pain,... and how can we take away the pain?"
We also talked about how small machine shops can innovate more as more machining business reshores. At Destiny Tool we believe that reshoring stimulates even more new innovation and, candidly, helps us innovate new products and solutions because of our customers feedback about machining.
Here's the video below. We hope you find it helpful in growing your business.
Harry Moser & The Reshoring Initiative
Harry Moser founded the Reshoring Initiative in 2010 to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Prior to the starting the Initiative, he held leadership positions at GF Machining Solutions, formerly known as GF AgieCharmilles, where he began in 1985 as the company’s president and retired in 2010 as Chairman Emeritus.
Harry's reshoring efforts have been widely recognized. In 2010, he was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame and was named Quality Magazine’s Quality Professional of the year in 2012.
Harry has actively participated in President Obama’s Insourcing Forum at the White House in January 2012. He also won The Economist debate in January 2013 on outsourcing and offshoring, and received the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Industry Advocacy Award in 2014.
"Diamondback ran for 6 weeks and still feels sharp!"
Brent Biestel from Byce Tool, introduced his new double station vise at the IMTS 2016 show at the Doosan booth.
About the Byce Tool Workholding Vise
This article originally appeared in CNC West, June-July 2016 issue,
"Driven to Perform: Odenthal Manufacturing" written by Sean Burr
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is not really on anyone’s radar as being a hotbed of manufacturing, but it should be. This lakeside resort community is a jewel in the Idaho panhandle with skiing and boating the main attractions. In a city of 60,000 people Forbes lists it inside their top twenty plac- es for small business and careers. It’s also where David Oden- thal grew up, started racing, and built his machining business.
Odenthal Manufacturing came about through David’s love of racing go karts and his dad’s automotive machining back- ground. “Growing up my brother and I raced karts,” explains David. “Dad had an automotive machining business in the local area and spent every penny he made putting my brother and I through racing. He wasn’t married so it was what we did together. We traveled all over the country on what was considered to be a small racing budget.”
After graduating high school in 1986 David attended Northern Idaho College’s two year vocational machine tech program. After graduating in 1988 he got a job with MSM Design making various types of film equipment including IMAX cameras. That is where he got his first shot at designing. “Marty Mueller was my mentor and gave me a shot at designing a brand new film magazine” said David. He had a skill and love for both racing and making things, so in 1992 Keith Odenthal sold his automotive machine shop, teamed up with David, and Odenthal Manufacturing was born. Their first product was the Odenthal Racing Products engine mount for go karts.
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