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Published: 12/17/2009

New Tool, New Strategy Allow Five Times Faster Roughing
This shop realized a tool designed for fast feeds and shallow cutting depths could reduce the roughing cycle time of a large shipyard component from 20 to 4 minutes.

Published: 12/10/2009

Creating the Indexable Insert
In the shop, we are often told how to use a cutting tool, but not necessary the mechanics behind the tool itself or how the tool is manufactured. A few articles Production Machining has published in the past discuss this topic.

Published: 10/14/2009

Drill Sharpener Helps Shop Hone Competitive Edge
 Bringing drill sharpening operations in-house saved both time and money at this Chicago-based manufacturer. However, the sharpener itself, Darex’s XPS-16, provided additional benefits—with high accuracy and consistent results, the machine helped th...

Published: 10/5/2009

Custom Tool Storage System Simplifies Setups
Investing in a presetter and additional toolholders helped this manufacturer of custom industrial machinery eliminate mistakes during the tool setup and offsetting process. However, taking full advantage of these investments required a custom, in-ho...

Published: 9/11/2009

Cutters Halve Cycle Time On Custom Racing Component
Seeking to improve production time on custom-built connecting rods for racecar engines, this shop invested in a light-duty VMC with an eye toward implementing high speed machining. Retooling with cutters from Ingersoll helped make the most of this n...

Published: 8/14/2009

Tooling Supplier Expertise Lends Competitive Edge
Even a shop that is committed to continually optimizing processes might struggle with the time and effort required to stay abreast of the latest technology developments. One manufacturer, however, has taken steps toward eliminating this problem by h...

Published: 7/20/2009

Keep Your Eye on the Ball
Whether the goal is lights-out production or simply maintaining a more refined machining process, monitoring systems and software can contribute a great deal to accomplishing success.

Published: 7/9/2009

Balanced Tool Assemblies Boost Quality, Efficiency
With balancing equipment and shrink-fit toolholders from Haimer USA, this manufacturer of automotive castings improved productivity, accuracy and surface finishes while extending tool and spindle life. 

Published: 6/10/2009

More Effective Groove Milling For Gearboxes
A cutting tools supplier developed a grooving tool with an 18-inch gage length and a radial runout of just 0.004 inch. That tool enabled a gearbox manufacturer to increase its groove milling feed rate tenfold for a hard-to-reach bore.

Published: 5/13/2009

Drilling Solutions Improve Tool Life, Cut Cycle Times
Interruptions due to worn or failed tools can be especially detrimental to productivity, especially on parts with lengthy cycle times. At a manufacturer of large commercial heat exchangers, many of which require drilling of hundreds of holes, the im...