Tooling & Workholding

Exploring the: Cutting Tools Zone
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Shop Invests in Tooling Up Front, Saves Money in the Long Run

Valve supplier Vortex needed to optimize its in-house machining operations. Seco tooling helped the shop improve tool life, cycle times and finish.


Cutting Tool Helps Automotive Manufacturer Implement Design Change

Horn USA’s Mini Mill helped Machine Tool and Gear mill a flat at 90 degrees from other operations.


Face Mills Keep Shop from Making Large Capital Expenditure

By retooling its machines with Tedimill face mills from Ingersoll Cutting Tools, Ward Production Engineering was able to take on a jump in order volume without making a large capital investment.


Groove Milling Cuts Down Cycle Time for Inconel Part

When a shop tries to outsource a part, but no vendors want to take on the job, it’s time for that shop to figure out how to machine the job on its own.


Tooling Selection Keeps Big Aerospace Component In-House

Attention to the tool-up process enabled JWF Industries to launch a large-scale defense industry radar frame project, keeping production in-house and ultimately shaving weeks off of the expected production time.


Tangential Milling, Slow-Motion Video Address Slotting Bottleneck

By switching to tangential milling from Ingersoll Cutting Tools and using a slow-motion video to identify and overcome a lack of horsepower, Busche Enterprise was able to reduce cycle time and tool cost.


New Tooling Improves Machining Cell Output

By incorporating advanced tooling from Seco Tools, Thern Inc. was able to increase its machine tool capacity and reduce cutting costs.


Tooling, Technical Support Boost Machining Capacity

Technology and application support from cutting tool supplier Seco Tools has played a key role in various process improvements at this manufacturer of transmission and torque converter components.


Variable-Geometry End Mill Outguns Chatter

This shop boosted cutting speed and tool life on a troublesome tool steel application by switching to SGS Tool Company’s Z-Carb AP end mill, which features a custom geometry designed to reduce chatter.


Tooling Helps Race Shop Take the Fast Lane

Cutting tools and expertise from Sandvik Coromant help this drag racing organization stay ahead.


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