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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.
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.
Insert Geometry Doubles Hard Milling Throughput
Insert geometry can make a huge difference in throughput, as demonstrated by the gains this manufacturer realized by swapping tools in a long-reach slot-finishing application in hardened tool steel.
Long-Lasting Inserts Break Drilling Bottleneck
Allied Machine & Engineering’s Gen3sys XT high-penetration drilling system helped this small job shop alleviate a drilling operation bottleneck and realize significant time and cost savings.