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CTMA Virtual Cutting Tool Tradeshow

May 27, 2021 | By Maryam Farag

The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) held its Virtual Cutting Tool Tradeshow, featuring presentations from six cutting tool companies.

Matthew Haid, application Specialist, introduced some tooling from Dormer Pramet, showcasing the latest economical solutions for cost-effective milling and turning applications. Haid also presented Dormer Pramet’s latest drilling and threading products, “designed to achieve reduced cycle times while improving cost-per-hole.”

Tim Griebno, technical support specialist, Greenfield Industries, discussed techniques to incorporate “high performance milling tools into the process,” and explored ideas and tips “to take milling applications to the next level.”

Jim Garfield, regional sales manager, Horn USA Inc., presented a made-to-order tooling solution, designed to enhance the ability to manufacture components and “not be a deterrent.” Attendees learned how a methodical approach to made-to-order tooling can benefit their process and ensure an on-time delivery.


Jeff Stoesser, application coordinator, Iscar Tools, took an in-depth look at full process tooling proposals. This service focuses on how to increase efficiency and decrease cycle time. According to Stoesser, these processes are created within the Canadian ISCAR office, “resulting in rapid turnaround times.” Stoesser went through the complete documents included within the proposals, exploring and covering each of their features and benefits.

Alyssa O’Brien, product engineer, OSG, presented a technical discussion on thread milling. She addressed the issues and concerns inherent to the application of these tools and provided “straight-forward solutions”, including where to apply them, managing cycle time concerns and how to control pitch diameter.

John Winter, product manager, Sandvik Coromant, gave a presentation on efficiency in steel turning and how it can be reached by reducing scrap and component rejections and by getting more out of existing machining set-ups. According to Winter, “the new GC4415 and GC4425 keep machines running securely with good chip control while reducing cost per part.”




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