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New Cutters Enable Old Mill to Handle “Crusty” Forgings

Cyber Manufacturing receives forgings with thick and abrasive oxide "crusts" that used to slash cutter insert life on its older machine. With the Ingersoll Hi-QuadXXX indexable insert face mill, the shop gets longer tool life and improved material r...


Finding the Right Insert Eliminates Need for Second Machining Center

Read about this shop that could have added a second machine and fixtures to perform an additional process, but instead, decided to work with the Mori Seiki NH 4000 horizontal machining center that it already had in-house. The company elected to use ...


Shop Improves Turning with Indexable Coated Carbide Inserts

This shop retooled a heavy duty OD turning and facing job for gummy 4130 steel. It tripled the material removal rate and more than doubled tool life after making this change.


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.


Micro-Grooving Tools Provide Many Parts Solutions

This shop taps a range of advanced equipment to machine parts from materials such as aluminum, stainless steel and high-nickel-content alloys that often have application critical features. Micro-grooves fall into this category.


Through-Coolant Capability Reduces Cycle Time

Aided by Walter Titex tooling and a new higher-rpm machine tool from Fryer, Toolmasters Inc. was able to cut cycle time on a complex die set.


Digital Tooling Improves Accuracy, Reduces Scrap

By switching to digital boring heads, Impact CNC was able to reduce its scrap rate while increasing precision.


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.


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