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Published: 3/21/2008

Slotting Out A Niche In The Oil And Gas Industry
Designed for accurate slotting and grooving, Iscar's Tangslot cutter features tangentially mounted inserts that are said to improve tool life and chip evacuation. This tool was just what one Texas shop serving the oil and gas industry needed to redu...

Published: 4/17/2007

Internal Threading Solution Supports Broken Tibias
To find a cutting tool that would replace time-consuming manual work to fulfill a 4,000-part order, Albert Keller of Keller Engineering sought out cutting tool experts at Emuge Corp.

Published: 4/3/2007

Measuring And Inspection System Slashes Machine Time
This shop bought an inspection system to complement its five-axis wire EDM.

Published: 12/21/2006

Realizing Large-Scale Savings On Large-Scale Parts
Converting big square bars to largely round tie bars used to require 24 hours per piece at Oak Products. The Sturgis, Michigan, company can now complete the same job in 8 hours. How did the company slash its machining times and realize substantial c...

Published: 12/21/2006

Gear Manufacturer Gains Efficiency With Tool Management System
When producing a large number of complex, high-value-added parts, processes are continually examined and optimized, and this influences the style and numbers of cutting tools that are used each day. Avon Gear Company (Rochester Hills, Michigan) know...

Published: 8/16/2006

Chip Control Solution Provides Increase In Tool Life
Replacing the traditional ISO-style inserts with a reaming system solved a chip buildup problem in bore finishing of injector bodies.

Published: 9/13/2005

Tangential Milling Helps Foundry Speed Operations While Reducing Costs
There are always exceptions to those 'hard and fast' machining rules. A tripling of edge life and a 3-to-1 reduction in cutter count on a tough-cast steel milling job at Harrison Steel Castings Company (Attica, Indiana) proves this.

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

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.