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Exploring the: Cutting Tools Zone
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Rigidity Proves Key to Precision Boring

Thanks to a more rigid boring head from Big Kaiser Precision Tooling, a new machine that had been relegated to only roughing jobs is now holding the tight true-position and diameter tolerances that this shop’s customers have come to expect.


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.


Micro-Boring Tool Calms ‘Perfect Storm’ for Medical Parts Fabricator

In one of its first commercial applications, an Ingersoll micro-boring tool has brought process stability to a machining application that the user describes as a “perfect storm.”


Point Geometry Drives Drilling Efficiency

The Hy-Pro Carb drill from OSG Tap and Die helped make the difference in this shop’s efforts to reduce cycle time enough to win a bid for high-production medical parts.


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.


Inserts Withstand Heavy, High-Feed Cuts

Swapping standard button inserts for a new grade from Ingersoll helped this manufacturer of downhole oil-drilling equipment double throughput on a troublesome arbor milling job in hardened steel.


Tooling Helps Race Shop Take the Fast Lane

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


Inconel Meets Match in General-Purpose End Mill

This difficult Inconel application demonstrates that even some basic tool designs can perform admirably when paired with the right tool paths.


Hone Offers Finishing Flexibility

Brush Research Manufacturing offers two examples that showcase how its Flex-Hone hole-finishing tool can help manufacturers meet exacting surface finish requirements both in the shop and in the field.


High-Feed Cutters Keep Mold Shops Competitive

Ingersoll cutting tools designed specifically for high-feed machining helped these three mold-makers improve productivity on deep cavities and hostile combinations of layered material.


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