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Published: 10/18/2012

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.”

Published: 9/17/2012

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.

Published: 9/17/2012

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.

Published: 8/13/2012

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.

Published: 8/13/2012

Tooling Helps Race Shop Take the Fast Lane
Cutting tools and expertise from Sandvik Coromant help this drag racing organization stay ahead.

Published: 4/11/2012

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.

Published: 2/10/2012

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.

Published: 11/10/2011

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.

Published: 9/14/2011

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.

Published: 8/16/2011

Proper Tool Management Boosts Tool Production
A point-of-use inventory management system helped this manufacturer of specialty tools reduce inventory costs and work stoppages.

ERIX tool saves up to 90% of the manufacturing time on back spotfacing and chamfering operations.
AMAMCO Tool exceeds ISO and AS 9100 standards for quality, precision, and consistency.
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