Tooling & Workholding

Exploring the: Cutting Tools Zone
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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.


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.


Shop Taps into Versatility, Time and Cost Savings

Standardizing on one, general-purpose tap for its diverse mix of jobs has helped this shop reduce inventory, costs and downtime.


A New Milling 101: What Customers Demand

Part 5. For W Machine Works in San Fernando, a custom variation of the WIDIA-Hanita VariMILL II solid end mill proved especially effective in roughing and semi-finishing applications in stainless steels, high-temp alloys, nickel- and carbon-based al...


Simple Retooling Brings Significant Savings

Changing to Accupro cutting tools from MSC Industrial Supply and adjusting parameters accordingly enabled these shops to realize significant cost savings and productivity gains without fundamentally altering their operations.


Mold Shop Finds Tool Performance Outweighs Price

This moldmaker sought to reduce costs to compete with low-cost overseas manufacturers. While purchasing relatively expensive, high-performance tools might seem counterintuitive, resulting improvements in cycle time and tool life more than made up th...


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