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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.
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...
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.
Insertable Form Drill System Provides Quality Surface Finish
To be able to manufacture the components of electro-pneumatic valves in production batches of millions, Nass Magnet (Hanover, Germany) invested in a new machining center with a rotary transfer machine with eight stations for double-sided machining, ...
Andretti Autosport Finds Shared DNA, Culture with BIG Kaiser
The Mega E collet chuck and a Speroni presetter are among the products the race team cites as critical to success in the shop and on the track.
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.