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Published: 11/1/2017

Damped Tools Enable Complex Boring, Milling Operations
S&K Machine needed cutting tools that could complete complex boring and milling operations without chatter. Sandvik Coromant’s Silent Tools line fit the bill. 

Published: 10/18/2017

New Aerospace End Mill Design Results from Tool Standardization Contest
The latest version of Kennametal’s Harvi tool was developed through efforts aimed at a competition for reducing an aircraft manufacturer’s tooling choices.

Published: 10/2/2017

Changing Cutting Tools Reduces Cycle Time by 7 Minutes in Hard-Turning Application
L.A.Y. Precision Machine’s cycle time to bore a hole in a bushing was more than eight minutes. Horn USA’s Supermini type-105 tool system with an HS36-grade boring bar insert reduced this cycle time. 

Published: 8/18/2017

CNC Broaching with a Driven Broach Head
A high-volume OEM for motor shafts switched its keyway broaching process to use the lathe's live tooling capabilities, improving cycle times and reaching the recommended surface feet per minute.

Published: 5/1/2017

Cutting Tools Enable Team Penske to Perform More Aggressive Roughing
Team Penske's cutting tools caused extended cycle times in roughing performance racing parts. Tungaloy's DoFeed and TungMeister cutters reduced cycle times, the predictable tool wear easing unattended machining.

Published: 12/1/2016

New Workholding Setup Enable Lights-Out Production
For Idex Health and Science, manufacturing glass components was time-consuming on a VMC. Switching to an HMC with a Cluster Tower vise with DoveLock jaws from Kurt Manufacturing enabled more stable, lights-out machining.

Published: 12/1/2016

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.

Published: 11/17/2016

Ceramic End Mills Helps Shop Meet Delivery Date
Stellar delivered the parts on time with zero scrap and is now quoting a second, even larger order.

Published: 10/3/2016

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.

Published: 5/1/2016

Technology Investments Help Young Company Start Strong
Wolfram Manufacturing Inc. was experiencing poor tool life and inconsistent performance when machining gray cast iron. By changing its tooling to CVD-coated GC3205 turning inserts from Sandvik Coromant Co., the company could run the job lights-out.