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Published: 7/15/1999

Mold Maker Reduces Cycle Time 50 Percent With New Drilling System
Despite a 120 hour week and frequent overtime, Special Mold Engineering Inc. (Rochester Hills, Michigan) didn't have enough deephole drilling capacity to keep up with customer demand for its injection mold bases. So it reluctantly farmed out some of...

Published: 4/15/1999

Job Shop Triples Bandsaw Productivity By Substituting Carbide For Bi-Metal Blade
York Machine Shop Ltd. (Campbel1 River, British Columbia) cuts aluminum-bronze tube for a specialized paper industry application.

Published: 12/15/1998

Ohio Manufacturer Cuts Milling Time By 75 Percent
Oren Elliott Products, Inc. is located in Edgerton, Ohio near the Indiana border. It is a large North American supplier of air-dielectric variable capacitors, which are used in such diverse applications as magnetic resonance imagery equipment, mass ...

Published: 1/1/1998

Tooling Partnerships Key To Rapid Growth
It is through partnerships with tooling vendors that this growing shop feels it can best position itself to provide the kind of service its customers require.

Published: 1/1/1998

Fine Pitch Cutter Increases Milling Productivity
This 120 year-old manufacturer to update its manufacturing processes and expand its product offering so it could become a sole-source supplier for its customers in the steam industry.

Published: 10/1/1997

Tool And Die Shop Doubles Throughput On Steel Tubing Grooving
With their conventional high-speed steel milling cutters, this shop experienced a series of problems producing critical axial grooves in steel tubings.

Published: 9/1/1997

Multi-Directional Turning System Quadruples Output Rate
Here's a look at a production machining contractor utilizing state-of-the-art CNC machine tools to produce components for suppliers and OEMs in the automotive, transportation equipment, and machine tool industries.

Published: 7/1/1997

Improving Milling Throughput By 50 Percent With 'Wrong' Insert
This company will save at least $87,500 per year by changing over to positive rake cutter and inserts for milling a family of ductile iron couplings. Cycle time per part has dropped one third, elevating production from four to six parts per hour.

Published: 3/1/1997

Inserts Improve Milling Of Tough Steel Castings For Missouri Manufacturer
When a Laurel, Missouri manufacturer of industrial equipment identified problems in their two machining operations on high alloy steel casting, they solved them with an insert and a cutter switch.

Published: 1/1/1997

Shop Standardizes On Cutter For All Of Its Face Milling In Steel
This 20-year-old contract shop is focused on short-run machining of large structural cast iron and hotrolled steel components for special machine tools.