Entries by Tom Pyle

Multi-Axis Finishers: The Key to Amazing Surface Finish

A Key to Improving Surface Finish In today’s Manufacturing Industry, part finish and machining efficiency are key to a successful machine shop. It’s no surprise, therefore, that the popularity Multi-Axis Finishers has never been greater. Helical Solutions is a leader in the manufacturing of Multi-Axis Finishers, and its customers utilize this impressive tool when faced […]

Spot Drilling: The First Step to Precision Drilling

Drilling an ultra-precise hole can be tough. Material behavior, surface irregularities, and drill point geometry can all be factors leading to inaccurate holes. A Spot Drill, if used properly, will eliminate the chance of drill walking and will help to ensure a more accurate final product. Choosing a Spot Drill Ideally, the center of a […]

Tackling Titanium: A Guide to Machining Titanium and Its Alloys

In today’s manufacturing industry, titanium and its alloys have become staples in aerospace, medical, automotive, and firearm applications. This popular metal is resistant to rust and chemicals, is recyclable, and is extremely strong for its weight. However, there are several challenges that must be considered when machining titanium and selecting the appropriate tools and parameters […]

Increase Productivity With Tapered End Mills

In today’s manufacturing industry, the reach necessary for many complex parts is pushing the boundaries of plausibility. Deep cavities and complex side milling operations are typical to the mold, tool, and die industry but are also quite common in many machining applications requiring angled walls. Fortunately, many long reach applications include angled walls extending into […]