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Published: 10/14/2008

Proper Tool Management Pays Dividends
Tracking and managing tool inventory can be an important factor in keeping costs low and setup times short. By implementing ToolBoss, an automated inventory control system from Kennametal, this shop completely overhauled its approach to tool managem...

Published: 4/1/2008

No-Burr Threading Helps Shop Compete
With the switch from a ground top-notch tool to a pressed Ingersoll threading form tool on one high-volume job, Warren Screw Machine eliminated 2 minutes of hand deburring per part. Not incidentally,  the company also lopped 20 second...

Published: 3/21/2008

Slotting Out A Niche In The Oil And Gas Industry
Designed for accurate slotting and grooving, Iscar's Tangslot cutter features tangentially mounted inserts that are said to improve tool life and chip evacuation. This tool was just what one Texas shop serving the oil and gas industry needed to redu...

Published: 3/21/2008

New Boring Tool Phases Out Multiple-Pass Operation
Boring large holes often takes multiple passes that lead to lengthy cycle times. This oil industry manufacturer turned to Allied Machine and Engineering for help with one such troublesome application. A custom tool saved the shop hours on cycle time...

Published: 4/17/2007

Internal Threading Solution Supports Broken Tibias
To find a cutting tool that would replace time-consuming manual work to fulfill a 4,000-part order, Albert Keller of Keller Engineering sought out cutting tool experts at Emuge Corp.

Published: 4/3/2007

Measuring And Inspection System Slashes Machine Time
This shop bought an inspection system to complement its five-axis wire EDM.

Published: 12/21/2006

Gear Manufacturer Gains Efficiency With Tool Management System
When producing a large number of complex, high-value-added parts, processes are continually examined and optimized, and this influences the style and numbers of cutting tools that are used each day. Avon Gear Company (Rochester Hills, Michigan) know...

Published: 12/21/2006

Realizing Large-Scale Savings On Large-Scale Parts
Converting big square bars to largely round tie bars used to require 24 hours per piece at Oak Products. The Sturgis, Michigan, company can now complete the same job in 8 hours. How did the company slash its machining times and realize substantial c...

Published: 8/16/2006

Chip Control Solution Provides Increase In Tool Life
Replacing the traditional ISO-style inserts with a reaming system solved a chip buildup problem in bore finishing of injector bodies.

Published: 9/13/2005

Tangential Milling Helps Foundry Speed Operations While Reducing Costs
There are always exceptions to those 'hard and fast' machining rules. A tripling of edge life and a 3-to-1 reduction in cutter count on a tough-cast steel milling job at Harrison Steel Castings Company (Attica, Indiana) proves this.