Entries by Jeff Rauseo

Harvey Performance Company’s Jeff Davis Interviewed in Advanced Manufacturing Article

Harvey Performance Company Vice President of Engineering Jeff Davis was interviewed in Advanced Manufacturing’s May 2, 2017 article entitled “Coatings Expand Cutting Tool Capabilities, Reach New Markets,” in which he discusses the proper use of tool coatings. As the lead engineer for the Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions brands, Davis is well versed in the […]

Overcoming Composite Holemaking Challenges

Harvey Tool’s Miniature High Performance Composite Drills are specifically designed with point geometry optimized for the unique properties of composite materials. Our Double Angle style is engineered to overcome common problems in layered composites and our Brad Point style is built to avoid the issues frequently experienced in fibrous composites.

Your Guide to Thin Wall Milling

Milling part features with thin wall characteristics, while also maintaining dimensional accuracy and straightness, can be difficult at best. Although multiple factors contribute, some key components are discussed below and can help to increase your thin wall milling accuracy. Use Proper Tooling Long length tooling with a long length of cut can spell trouble in […]

Helical Solutions Engineers Featured in Strausak Video

Helical Solutions Director of Engineering Brian McKahan and Senior Manufacturing Engineer Forrest Thurston were featured in an April 2, 2017 Strausak video entitled “Stäubli robots at Strausak, to improve machine autonomy,” in which Helical’s use of this robot arm and its production benefits are discussed. “We just picked up the Strausak machine in October specifically for […]

How to Tackle Deep Cavity Milling the Right Way

Deep cavity milling is a common yet demanding milling operation. In this style, the tool has a large amount of overhang – or how far a cutting tool is sticking out from its tool holder. The most common challenges of deep cavity milling include tool deflection, chip evacuation, and tool reach. Avoid Tool Deflection Excess […]

How To Combat Chip Thinning

The following is just one of several blog posts relevant to High Efficiency Milling. To achieve a full understanding of this popular machining method, view any of the additional HEM posts below! Introduction to High Efficiency Milling I High Speed Machining vs. HEM I Diving into Depth of Cut I How to Avoid 4 Major […]

Harvey Tool Voted #1 Top End Mill Brand

Rowley, MA – Harvey Tool is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year, it has been voted #1 Most Popular End Mill Brand by participants of the 2016 CNC Cookbook End Mill Survey, a questionnaire meant to gauge machinists’ most preferred manufacturers. Of the nearly 1,300 votes cast for more than 90 different […]

Harvey Tool Company Earns Position in Inc. 5000

Rowley, MA – Harvey Tool Company is proud to announce that it has earned a spot on the 2016 Inc. 5000, a very exclusive club of America’s fastest-growing 5,000 private companies. According to Inc.com, their list is a grouping of the 5,000 “superheroes of the U.S. economy.” This is the first time that Harvey Tool […]

Helical Solutions Showcased in United Grind Magazine

Featured in United Grind Magazine’s 2016 IMTS issue, the Helical Solutions team takes you behind the scenes for the process of how a cutting tool is developed, from the origination of its design to the grinding process. Materials such as Inconel, Hastelloy, and Waspalloy are valuable to the Aerospace Industry due to their great strength […]

Helical Solutions Recognized for “Exceeding Expectations” in Boeing-Hosted 2015 Industry Challenge II

Rotherham, ENGLAND – Helical Solutions Vice President of Sales Scott Tiehen, Engineering Manager James Graham and Northwest Sales Manager Rick Woods are proud to announce a top tier finish in the 2015 Boeing Industry Challenge II, a multi-month invitational tournament meant to gage the world’s strongest and highest-performing milling tools in 6AL4V, a material common […]