Ingersoll Cutting Tool Company
845 S Lyford Road
Rockford , IL 61108 US
Ingersoll Cutting Tools has long been one of the world's leading suppliers of metal removal tooling. Since our first cutting tool patent in 1889, we have strived to provide innovative and productive metal removal solutions on the market.
We pioneered the development of indexable carbide tooling. We were the first to introduce the On-Edge insert configuration. We received the first patent for an indexable ball nose end mill and quickly followed with the first two-effective ball nose.
This innovative trend continues today with a comprehensive range of milling, turning and holemaking metal removal products. Our goal is to help you remain competitive in your rapidly changing manufacturing environment.
You can design the perfect shop, buy the most advanced machines and hire the best people, but the tooling is where the rubber hits the road. It all comes down to removing metal quickly and efficiently for the lowest total cost.
Ingersoll Cutting Tools is a member of the IMC Group of companies.
A Message from Ingersoll Cutting Tool Company
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
Milling Splines Increases Quality, Enhances Versatility
Instead of using a hobbing machine to generate splines in PTO shafts, Weasler Engineering milled them with modified Ingersoll cutters to improve both the flexibility of its machining operation and its part quality.
End Mills Accurately Contour Irregular Shapes
Ingersoll has released the Chip-Surfer line of modular, solid carbide end mill tips.
Retooling for More Effective Hard Milling
For Sarco Precision, Ingersoll's Hi-Feed Midi cutters solved problems with chatter and frequent tool breakage when milling hard materials on a 40-taper machine.
Improving Tool Life by Turning off Coolant
In this case study, learn how retooling with the Di-Pos Hexa high-performance face mill from Ingersoll Cutting Tools and turning off the coolant helped McGill Machine Works achieve eight times the tool life of its previous inserts plus an 80 percent boost in throughput.
Retooling Improves Rough-Milling Operation, Saves Money
McGill Machine Works' rough-milling operation was destroying its cutting inserts. Ingersoll's Di-Pos Hexa high-performance face mill improved tool life and throughput.
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.
Video: The Advantages of Serrated Button Inserts
Although round cutting inserts have a well-deserved reputation for efficiently roughing contoured geometry, they sometimes work best when they’re not perfectly round.
Toothed Edge Extends Button Insert Advantages
Particularly for long reach applications, a button insert with a serrated edge can provide greater stability, less heat-generating friction and better chip evacuation than one without.
Finding Time to “Play”
The chance to work on something other than work can not only improve morale, but also lead to new ideas and new opportunities for improving the manufacturing process.
New Cutters Enable Old Mill to Handle “Crusty” Forgings
Cyber Manufacturing receives forgings with thick and abrasive oxide "crusts" that used to slash cutter insert life on its older machine. With the Ingersoll Hi-QuadXXX indexable insert face mill, the shop gets longer tool life and improved material removal rates.
Ingersoll Hosts Liebherr Gear Seminar
Presentations from gear manufacturing experts and networking with industry colleagues make this event a valuable experience for everyone involved.
Liebherr Seminar to be Co-Hosted by Ingersoll Cutting Tools
For the past 20 years, Liebherr has offered its annual Gear Seminar along with its business partners, focusing on the latest developments in machining centers, cutting tools and measurement technologies.
IMC Group President Says Tool Value Comes from Productivity
Only cutting tool productivity can reduce other factors affecting part cost. Jacob Harpaz made this point at a recent Ingersoll Cuttings Tools event in Cleveland.
High-Speed Spindles Powered by Coolant Pressure
These spindles use a machine’s through-spindle coolant delivery system to achieve rotational speeds as high as 50,000 rpm.
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.
Milling Cutters Equipped with Through-Coolant
The Hi-FeedMidi family of high-feed milling cutters from Ingersoll Cutting Tools is based on the company’s Hi-FeedMini, but is capable of a 0.060" depth of cut.
Dollars and Sense
Not every streamlining project requires huge modifications to your production line. Sometimes taking a close look at how basic tasks are currently being performed can lead to simple, cost-effective improvements.
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.
Cutting Insert Triples Machining Rate, Doubles Edge Life
Ingersoll CNMX Gold Duty indexable coated carbide inserts helped reduced valve bonnet production time from 1 ¾ or 2 hours to about 45 minutes while increasing tool life and chip control.
High-Feed Cutters Improve Tool Life
Ingersoll Cutting Tools will show its Hi-QuadF line of high-feed cutters.
High-Feed Quad Cutters for Milling
Ingersoll’s Hi-QuadF high-feed milling cutters are available with a 13-mm IC insert for 0.088" depth of cut or a 19-mm IC insert for 0.145" depth of cut.