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Published: 1/21/2013

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, ...

Published: 12/13/2012

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.

Published: 11/26/2012

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.

Published: 11/1/2012

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.

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.

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