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Published: 4/27/2004

Military Supplier Delivers On Spec, On Time
When your only product is socket set screws and your primary customers are the demanding aerospace and military markets, quality and uptime are paramount. Your multi-spindle machines need to be reliable and easily reconfigured to produce a new part ...

Published: 2/27/2004

The Benefits of Tool Monitoring
With millions of manufacturing jobs going overseas to cheap labor countries, companies today are struggling to keep part costs competitive. The machining industry has had to look for various ways to reduce the cost of the parts being machined. One o...

Published: 12/15/2002

Harley Davidson Parts Manufacturer Mills A 'Mile Of Aluminum'
This designer and manufacturer of Harley-Davidson aftermarket motorcycle engines and related components, is using PCD milling to finish engine cases, oil pumps, rocker boxes, inner and outer primary engine covers, and transmission cases and covers.

Published: 12/15/2002

Manufacturer Learns How To Use Cutting Tools More Effectively
In today's competitive climate, cutting tool manufacturers have to do more than just produce tools--they have to help customers use those tools effectively.

Published: 9/15/2002

Tooling Reduces 21 Minute Job To 9 Minutes
Shop leadership was looking for a way to reduce the time it took to complete a very difficult boring job. The job took 21 minutes per part to complete with multiple roughing and finishing processes. It required 10 minutes of hone time.

Published: 7/15/2002

Aviation Component Supplier Cuts Setup Time With Productivity Partnership
This shop turned to a tool supplier to help cut milling time on one alloy steel hydraulic body by 63 percent. The success led to a broader Productivity Improvement Program that identified some $87,000 in potential annual savings, and ultimately to a...

Published: 4/15/2002

Laser Toolsetter Solves Moldmaker's Quality And Productivity Challenges
Prior to toolsetter installation, Desenco personnel report that it was 'almost impossible' to attain accurate Z depths and repeatability in the Z axis.

Published: 4/15/2002

Milling System Puts Productivity In Fast Lane
When this company won a contract to machine automotive parts for a customer, they were faced with the need for a milling tool that could meet tighter cycle times, enable machining centers to perform multiple tasks, maximize the life of milling tools...

Published: 3/15/2002

Faster Off-Line Setup Helps Reduce Turret Tool Costs
At this company, a contract manufacturer specializing in sheet metal fabrication, finding ways to get more out of its turret punching operations has become a passion.

Published: 11/15/2001

Mills Hard Powder Metal With CBN Inserts
This shop machines hard, abrasive metal components for plastics-compounding and extrusion machinery. The components are barrels and screws used in machines for mixing and compounding plastic, food and industrial products.