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Published: 5/1/2017

Retooling for More Effective Hard Milling
For Sarco Precision, Ingersoll's Hi-Feed Midi cutters solved problems with chatter and frequent tool breakage when milling hard materials on a 40-taper machine.

Published: 5/1/2017

Cutting Tools Enable Team Penske to Perform More Aggressive Roughing
Team Penske's cutting tools caused extended cycle times in roughing performance racing parts. Tungaloy's DoFeed and TungMeister cutters reduced cycle times, the predictable tool wear easing unattended machining.

Published: 4/3/2017

Overcoming the Challenges of Threading Hardened Parts
Threading hardened parts resulted in long cycle times and fast tool wear for one shop. Seco's Secomax CBN200 insert grade reduced threading cycle time by a third.

Published: 1/1/2017

Toolholding for Heavy-Duty Machining
Heller Machine Tools needed to improve metal removal rates during roughing and heavy-duty machining. Haimer's Safe-Lock system enabled high-feed slotting of up to 2 times diameter in difficult materials.

Published: 12/1/2016

New Workholding Setup, Machining Orientation Enable Lights-Out Production
For Idex Health and Science, manufacturing glass components was time-consuming on a VMC. Switching to an HMC with a Cluster Tower vise with DoveLock jaws from Kurt Manufacturing enabled more stable, lights-out machining.

Published: 12/1/2016

Retooling Improves Rough-Milling Operation, Saves Money
McGill Machine Works' rough-milling operation was destroying its cutting inserts. Ingersoll's Di-Pos Hexa high-performance face mill improved tool life and throughput.

Published: 11/17/2016

Ceramic End Mills Helps Shop Meet Delivery Date
Stellar delivered the parts on time with zero scrap and is now quoting a second, even larger order.

Published: 10/3/2016

Rethinking Standards for One-Offs
Orchard Lake Machining's standard mill used to rupture 10 minutes into the cut. Ingersoll's Di-Pos Tetra mill increased tool life and operator productivity.

Published: 5/1/2016

Technology Investments Help Young Company Start Strong
Wolfram Manufacturing Inc. was experiencing poor tool life and inconsistent performance when machining gray cast iron. By changing its tooling to CVD-coated GC3205 turning inserts from Sandvik Coromant Co., the company could run the job lights-out.

Published: 12/1/2015

Difficult Materials Are No Match for Ceramic Inserts
TNG Energy Services Inc. was experiencing inconsistent carbide insert life in valve grooving applications. Greenleaf's Ring Max and face grooving tooling helped to reduce production time and increase reliability.

ERIX tool saves up to 90% of the manufacturing time on back spotfacing and chamfering operations.