Exploring the: Cutting Tools Zone


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Cutting Tool Helps Automotive Manufacturer Implement Design Change

Horn USA’s Mini Mill helped Machine Tool and Gear mill a flat at 90 degrees from other operations.

Face Mills Keep Shop from Making Large Capital Expenditure

By retooling its machines with Tedimill face mills from Ingersoll Cutting Tools, Ward Production Engineering was able to take on a jump in order volume without making a large capital investment.

Groove Milling Cuts Down Cycle Time for Inconel Part

When a shop tries to outsource a part, but no vendors want to take on the job, it’s time for that shop to figure out how to machine the job on its own.

Micro-Grooving Tools Provide Many Parts Solutions

This shop taps a range of advanced equipment to machine parts from materials such as aluminum, stainless steel and high-nickel-content alloys that often have application critical features. Micro-grooves fall into this category.

Through-Coolant Capability Reduces Cycle Time

Aided by Walter Titex tooling and a new higher-rpm machine tool from Fryer, Toolmasters Inc. was able to cut cycle time on a complex die set.

Digital Tooling Improves Accuracy, Reduces Scrap

By switching to digital boring heads, Impact CNC was able to reduce its scrap rate while increasing precision.

Tooling Selection Keeps Big Aerospace Component In-House

Attention to the tool-up process enabled JWF Industries to launch a large-scale defense industry radar frame project, keeping production in-house and ultimately shaving weeks off of the expected production time.

Tangential Milling, Slow-Motion Video Address Slotting Bottleneck

By switching to tangential milling from Ingersoll Cutting Tools and using a slow-motion video to identify and overcome a lack of horsepower, Busche Enterprise was able to reduce cycle time and tool cost.

The Right Tools for Micro Grooves

Mack Tool and Engineering used modified inserts to create micro-grooves, but they were prone to breaking. After switching to Thinbit Groove ‘N Turn tools from Kaiser Tool, the company experienced increased tool life.

Custom Hobbing Tool Enables 45-Degree Angles

To machine helical gears at 45-degree angles, Gurecky installed a customized multifunctional machine from DMG Mori Ellison Technologies with a hobbing tool from Heimatec.


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