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Milling System Puts Productivity In Fast Lane

When this company won a contract to machine automotive parts for a customer, they were faced with the need for a milling tool that could meet tighter cycle times, enable machining centers to perform multiple tasks, maximize the life of milling tools...


Using Helical Interpolation To Make Large-Diameter Holes

Producing a large-diameter hole is a common application for many shops, and there are numerous methods that can be used to achieve the end result. However, there are often numerous obstacles to completing the process cost effectively.


Small Milling Tool Accounts For Big Productivity Gain In Machining Forging Dies

Who would have ever thought that such a small mill could so consistently and so reliably finish machine that hardened die steel.


Vacuum Pump Maker Finds Innovative Ways To Reduce Manufaturing Costs

With new tooling, this manufacturer was able to mill housings at 3,000 sfm and a feed rate of 230 ipm. Cutting time dropped from 20.68 minutes to 12.74 minutes, a savings of nearly 40 percent.


Aerospace On A Diet

The difficulty of close tolerance finishing in both high temperature alloys and titanium is particularly real in the Aerospace industry, where thinwall construction is becoming more common. Read how an insert gave this shop an edge.


Ohio Manufacturer Cuts Milling Time By 75 Percent

Oren Elliott Products, Inc. is located in Edgerton, Ohio near the Indiana border. It is a large North American supplier of air-dielectric variable capacitors, which are used in such diverse applications as magnetic resonance imagery equipment, mass ...


Fine Pitch Cutter Increases Milling Productivity

This 120 year-old manufacturer to update its manufacturing processes and expand its product offering so it could become a sole-source supplier for its customers in the steam industry.


Tooling Partnerships Key To Rapid Growth

It is through partnerships with tooling vendors that this growing shop feels it can best position itself to provide the kind of service its customers require.


Tool And Die Shop Doubles Throughput On Steel Tubing Grooving

With their conventional high-speed steel milling cutters, this shop experienced a series of problems producing critical axial grooves in steel tubings.


Improving Milling Throughput By 50 Percent With 'Wrong' Insert

This company will save at least $87,500 per year by changing over to positive rake cutter and inserts for milling a family of ductile iron couplings. Cycle time per part has dropped one third, elevating production from four to six parts per hour.


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