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Published: 3/20/2009

Extra Tough Tool Steel Meets Its Match In Extra Tough Inserts
A new grade of coated inserts enabled this shop to cut an especially hard tool steel so effectively and efficiently that it could deliver a massive set of press brake dies on time. The inserts are part of Kennametal’s Beyond line of carbide tooling....

Published: 3/16/2009

Insert Grade Reduces Tool Wear In Demanding Cut
When shops experience insert wear, they often turn to their trusted cutting tool suppliers for a solution. In this case, however, Seco Tools not only supplied one customer with a new grade, but also conducted an extensive investigation into the shop...

Published: 3/16/2009

Cutter Enables Hard-Part Milling On Light-Duty VMC
SPX relies on its small die shop to provide the tools needed to manufacture its service, testing and maintenance equipment for automotive and agricultural dealerships. With a limited number of machines, the die shop had no choice but to use a light-...

Published: 1/26/2009

Insert Provides Long Life, Short Cycle Times
Novatek, a manufacturer of diamond products used in the oil and gas, mining, construction and other industries, needed to reduce both costs and production time on a job involving very large workpieces. The Tiger-Tec black and gold WPP10 insert from ...

Published: 1/26/2009

Tool Storage System Standardizes Setup
Faced with time-consuming setups and tool handling, hydraulic manifold manufacturer Apollo Machinery set out to develop its own compact tool storage and tracking system. In the process, the shop not only increased its own efficiency, but also develo...

Published: 11/21/2008

New Equipment Gives Students A Learning Boost
Haimer USA entered a partnership agreement with the Institute for Manufacturing Productivity at York Technical College (Rock Hill, S.C.). By supplying equipment to the school, the company gives students, and those already working in the manufacturin...

Published: 11/14/2008

Drill Drives Tool Life, Cycle Time Improvements
This shop upgraded to through-spindle coolant as part of a lean manufacturing initiative but soon experienced tool life issues in drilling applications. With the Performax drill from Seco Tools, the shop not only addressed this problem, but also red...

Published: 11/14/2008

Drill Helps Shop Balance Cycle Time, Part Quality
At Mill Equip Products, getting components out the door quickly is extremely important. A difficult drilling operation had the shop considering a $5,000 option for its milling machine to reduce cycle time until it found a simpler, less costly soluti...

Published: 10/17/2008

Cutting Tool OEM Races To Supply Productivity Gains
As the owner and president of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, he oversees teams on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series as well as the Indy Racing League and Automobile Racing Club of America circuits. Throughout Mr. Ganassi’s entire ca...

Published: 10/14/2008

Proper Tool Management Pays Dividends
Tracking and managing tool inventory can be an important factor in keeping costs low and setup times short. By implementing ToolBoss, an automated inventory control system from Kennametal, this shop completely overhauled its approach to tool managem...