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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.

Published: 10/1/2014

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.

Published: 9/1/2014

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.

Published: 9/1/2014

Digital Tooling Improves Accuracy, Reduces Scrap
By switching to digital boring heads, Impact CNC was able to reduce its scrap rate while increasing precision.

Published: 7/1/2014

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.

Published: 7/1/2014

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.

Published: 12/18/2013

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.

Published: 12/1/2013

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.

Published: 11/14/2013

Shaving Seconds with Faster Quick-Change Tool Systems
Modern tooling is reducing tool change time, taking tooling changes from minutes down to seconds.

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