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Rethinking Standards for One-Offs
Orchard Lake Machining's standard mill used to rupture 10 minutes into the cut. Ingersoll's Di-Pos Tetra mill increased tool life and operator productivity.
Shop Invests in Tooling Up Front, Saves Money in the Long Run
Valve supplier Vortex needed to optimize its in-house machining operations. Seco tooling helped the shop improve tool life, cycle times and finish.
Cutting Tool Helps Automotive Manufacturer Implement Design Change
Horn USA’s Mini Mill helped Machine Tool and Gear mill a flat at 90 degrees from other operations.
Face Mills Keep Shop from Making Large Capital Expenditure
By retooling its machines with Tedimill face mills from Ingersoll Cutting Tools, Ward Production Engineering was able to take on a jump in order volume without making a large capital investment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.