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Published: 12/1/2015

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.

Published: 7/1/2015

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...

Published: 6/17/2015

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 ...

Published: 6/1/2015

Tooling Management Saves Aerospace Manufacturer $1.5 Million
This shop realized that it needed an inventory management system to tighten up its tool purchasing practices and MRO management.

Published: 4/15/2015

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.

Published: 2/1/2015

Tool Management System Pumps up Plant-Wide Communication
Zoller’s Tool Management System helped Bosch Rexroth streamline tool design, product manufacturing and tool quality. As a result, the plant has seen a reduction in quality issues and an increase in production efficiency.

Published: 12/1/2014

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.

Published: 12/1/2014

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.

Published: 11/24/2014

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.

Published: 10/15/2014

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.

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