Metal Cutting Certification
Here at BlackHawk Industrial, we know firsthand that new cutting tools keep popping up on the market and machines are becoming more high-tech.
How do you drill through stainless steel and titanium?
OSG has added 8D sizes to its EXOCARB ADO-SUS series, the premium line of solid carbide high-performance drills. The highly popular drills feature coolant technology and engineered designs to work with difficult-to-machine materials such as titanium and stainless steels.
Running Smooth: Industrial Lubricants
How do you keep your machinery in tip-top shape, year after year? To borrow a line from a musical, grease is the word. So is oil, silicone, powder and coolant.
What is a CNC machine?
A CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine is technically any machine that uses computer programming to create an object.
The Kindest Cut: Solid, Tipped and Indexable Cutting Tools
Tour any tool-and-die facility or machine shop and chances are that you’ll find solid-end, tipped and indexable cutting tools at work.
Metalworking Fluids Safety Basics
Metalworking is both a unique craft as well as a hazardous one.
Band Saw Blades: The right tools for the job
As most of you know, a band saw is primarily used to smoothly cut irregular shapes and to turn lumber into thinner slabs.
Bar Pullers: A Cost-Saving Alternative to Feeders
When it comes to increasing machine production, automating a CNC lathe is the way to go.
Intro to Carbide Cutting Tools
We introduce carbide cutting tools and the variety of products that we sell here at BlackHawk.
Simple Steps for Cutting Pipe
Pipe is one of the chief materials used in construction, plumbing, irrigation and fluid transfer systems.
The Skinny on Sheet Metal
As humans developed more efficient ways to form metals, processes evolved into what we know as the modern automated assembly line.
Workplace Safety for Aluminum Cutting, Grinding and Finishing
Aluminum has long been used in everything from kitchen gadgets and window frames to beer kegs and airplane parts.
How to choose an abrasive wheel: Grinding and Cut-off Wheels
Abrasive wheels are used for cutting, grinding, sharpening, surface removal, finishing and polishing operations.
Safety Rules for Metal Lathe Operation
Here is a list of practices that employers can put into place to minimize the risk of injury in the use of a metal lathe.
4 Reasons to Recycle Scrap Metal
A scrap metal recycling program is a smart way to help your business operate sustainably and more profitably.
Aerospace Manufacturing: Save Money and Improve Machine Performance with Metalworking Fluid
Produced by QualiChem, XTREME CUT 290 is a high performance semi-synthetic fluid formulated specifically for aerospace materials.
How Carbide Recycling Helps Your Bottom Line
The value of reclaimed carbide from industrial waste can result in significant cost savings for manufacturers.
Gorilla Mill Chimpbreakers
No primates were hurt in the making of Chimpbreakers.
WIDIA TDMX Modular Drills Lower Heat Exchanger Component Costs
Heat exchangers are used wherever temperature transfer is required between two separate fluids
OSG: Shaping Your Dreams
On the scene since 1968, OSG USA is one of the leading manufacturers of taps, end mills, drills, and indexable cutting tools. Their extensive line of tools are made for numerous industries including automotive, die mold, aerospace, energy, heavy industry and dental.
Tiny Titans: Seco Mini Mills for Micro Machining
Seco, one of the world’s largest providers of comprehensive metalcutting solutions, offers innovative mini mills to handle micro machining applications.
Grinding Wheel Tests Ensure Optimal Results
Weiler Abrasives offers tips for measuring the performance of different grinding products.
Kennametal’s New KenTIP FS Saves Money and Time
Kennametal’s new Ken TIP FS modular drill series is the best of solid carbide with the cost-effectiveness of indexable drilling tools. Save money and time.
3M Recommendations for Abrasives
A leader in tools, 3M produces an impressive line of metalworking abrasives. BlackHawk Industrial offers some tips on choosing the best 3M tool for the job
Learn About the Best End Mill for High Hardness Steel
Branded as a new evolution in cutting tool technology, OSG’s A Brand follows other OSG end mills in yielding excellent quality work.
Learn How the New 3M Pneumatic Grinders Can Save You time and Money
The new 3M pneumatic grinders are at the top of their class for horsepower, durability, and ease of use.
How to Get the Best Cost-Per-Hole
The stability and reliability of the WIDIA TDMX saves you money by giving you the best cost-per-hole.