When is pCBN Tooling an Appropriate Choice?

Let’s Take a Look at The Options. When it comes to machining hard materials, traditional tooling materials such as carbide can quickly wear out and fail to provide the necessary precision and accuracy. This is where polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (pCBN) tools comes into play. pCBN is an extremely hard material that is ideal for […]

Benefits of Variable Helix Angles in Thread Milling

Lets Analyze The Benefits When it comes to thread milling, the helix angle of the tool can have a significant impact on the quality of the finished product. A variable helix angle, in particular, can offer a range of benefits that make it a popular choice among machinists. In this blog, we’ll explore some of […]

Solid Ring Gauges vs Split Ring Gauges

Lets Analyze The Benefits When it comes to measuring external threads, one of the primary tools used is a thread ring gauge. These gauges are used to verify the pitch diameter and the functional size of threaded components. However, there are two types of thread ring gauges: solid and split ring gauges. While both can […]

Benefits of Using Threading Dies over Single Point Threading

Threading Die Uses in Modern Manufacturing Applications When it comes to creating threads in a workpiece, there are two primary methods: single point threading and thread cutting dies. While both methods have their own unique advantages and disadvantages, there are situations where thread cutting dies are more beneficial to a manufacturing process than single point […]

Benefits of Laser Cut PCD vs EDM Cut… How Are They Manufacturing Your PCD Tooling?

What is the difference and what does that mean for your tooling? In the world of manufacturing, cutting tools are a critical component in the production process. When it comes to cutting tools made of polycrystalline diamond (PCD), there are two primary methods of fabrication: laser cutting and electrical discharge machining (EDM). Both methods have […]

Advantages of Left-Hand Spiral / Right-Hand Cutting Thread Mills

What are the benefits of utilizing a Left-Hand Spiral / Right-Hand Cutting Thread Mill? When it comes to creating threads in a variety of materials, the type of cutting tool you use can make all the difference. One popular option is left-hand spiral/right-hand cutting thread milling, a cutting tool that offers several benefits over other […]

Which Reverse Counterboring System to Use?

How to Determine the Most Cost Effective Way To Reverse Machine A Workpiece There are 3 main reverse counterboring systems available to the marketplace at the moment. There is automatic back counterboring (often times referred to as a “flip-open” style tool), manual back counterboring tools and offset entry style back counterboring tools. Each system offers […]

Steiner Technologies Stocking Manual Back Counterbore Tools

Fairport, NY: Steiner Technologies partners with German manufacturer, Hermann Bilz to fill the void left by the discontinuation of the main provider of manual back counterbore tools in North America Steiner Technologies is stocking HSS manual back counterboring heads from 10mm-76mm ⇒ Offset entry back counterboring tools are also being stocked in solid carbide and […]

Are Capital Expenditures on The Rise in Manufacturing?

A few months ago, a friend of mine in plastics manufacturing shared that his firm was experiencing a substantial uptick in production. He went on to mention that to handle the surge in productivity, his company was investing into a custom tool that would automate portions of the production process. Earlier in the year, I […]


Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are common in manufacturing – in fact, according to OSHA, they are among the most frequently reported causes of lost or restricted work time. MSDs, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, epicondylitis and several other types of muscle strains account for 33% of reported worker injury and illness cases. Is your […]