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After Taurus Tool and Engineering, a manufacturer of custom cutting tools, lost its production facility in a fire, it was able to rebuild the business on an entirely new basis.

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The company’s new facility in Batavia, Illinois, relies on this bank of 16 ANCA cutting tool grinders for its production needs.

After Taurus Tool and Engineering, a manufacturer of custom carbide cutting tools, lost its production facility to a disastrous fire, it was able to rebuild the business on an entirely new basis. New production methods and management practices enabled the company to achieve six essential goals.

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  • Provide fresh tool design thinking for better tool performance;
  • Save all programs in one place and eliminate paper;
  • Enable any machine to produce any tool;
  • Reduce cycle times and improve turnaround times;
  • Capture tool makers’ experience and eliminate tribal knowledge; and
  • Make programming easy.

ANCA, a supplier of CNC tool grinders, played a key role in this recovery. Read the complete story, told from ANCA’s point of view is here.

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