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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.


The Right Tools for Micro Grooves

Mack Tool and Engineering used modified inserts to create micro-grooves, but they were prone to breaking. After switching to Thinbit Groove ‘N Turn tools from Kaiser Tool, the company experienced increased tool life.


Custom Hobbing Tool Enables 45-Degree Angles

To machine helical gears at 45-degree angles, Gurecky installed a customized multifunctional machine from DMG Mori Ellison Technologies with a hobbing tool from Heimatec.


Cutting Insert Triples Machining Rate, Doubles Edge Life

Ingersoll CNMX Gold Duty indexable coated carbide inserts helped reduced valve bonnet production time from 1 ¾ or 2 hours to about 45 minutes while increasing tool life and chip control.


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.


Shaving Seconds with Faster Quick-Change Tool Systems

Modern tooling is reducing tool change time, taking tooling changes from minutes down to seconds.


Outsourced Job Moves In House to Save Money

Up against a tight deadline and down to a single insert to run an entire batch of hardened steel components, Metalmite turned to Sandvik Coromant to help overcome a tough threading operation and take an expensive outsourced job in-house for a fracti...


Diamond Tool Enables Company to Overcome Production Stop

Sometimes the most experienced technicians or skilled toolmakers need to look to outside specialists when it comes to solving critical service problems. 


Continuous Improvement Efforts Lead to New Tooling

G&G Machine’s continuous improvement journey led it to adopt a lean philosophy as well as add new MultiTap tools from Emuge to reduce tooling inventory.


Coolant-Fed Live Tools Increase Life in High-Cycle Operations

Using coolant-fed live tools from Planet Products helps shops increase productivity in high-capacity CNC turning applications.


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