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Published: 11/1/2017

Damped Tools Enable Complex Boring, Milling Operations
S&K Machine needed cutting tools that could complete complex boring and milling operations without chatter. Sandvik Coromant’s Silent Tools line fit the bill. 

Published: 10/18/2017

New Aerospace End Mill Design Results from Tool Standardization Contest
The latest version of Kennametal’s Harvi tool was developed through efforts aimed at a competition for reducing an aircraft manufacturer’s tooling choices.

Published: 10/2/2017

Changing Cutting Tools Reduces Cycle Time by 7 Minutes in Hard-Turning Application
L.A.Y. Precision Machine’s cycle time to bore a hole in a bushing was more than eight minutes. Horn USA’s Supermini type-105 tool system with an HS36-grade boring bar insert reduced this cycle time. 

Published: 8/18/2017

CNC Broaching with a Driven Broach Head
A high-volume OEM for motor shafts switched its keyway broaching process to use the lathe's live tooling capabilities, improving cycle times and reaching the recommended surface feet per minute.

Published: 5/1/2017

Retooling for More Effective Hard Milling
For Sarco Precision, Ingersoll's Hi-Feed Midi cutters solved problems with chatter and frequent tool breakage when milling hard materials on a 40-taper machine.

Published: 5/1/2017

Cutting Tools Enable Team Penske to Perform More Aggressive Roughing
Team Penske's cutting tools caused extended cycle times in roughing performance racing parts. Tungaloy's DoFeed and TungMeister cutters reduced cycle times, the predictable tool wear easing unattended machining.

Published: 4/3/2017

Overcoming the Challenges of Threading Hardened Parts
Threading hardened parts resulted in long cycle times and fast tool wear for one shop. Seco's Secomax CBN200 insert grade reduced threading cycle time by a third.

Published: 1/1/2017

Toolholding for Heavy-Duty Machining
Heller Machine Tools needed to improve metal removal rates during roughing and heavy-duty machining. Haimer's Safe-Lock system enabled high-feed slotting of up to 2 times diameter in difficult materials.

Published: 12/1/2016

New Workholding Setup Enable Lights-Out Production
For Idex Health and Science, manufacturing glass components was time-consuming on a VMC. Switching to an HMC with a Cluster Tower vise with DoveLock jaws from Kurt Manufacturing enabled more stable, lights-out machining.

Published: 12/1/2016

Retooling Improves Rough-Milling Operation, Saves Money
McGill Machine Works' rough-milling operation was destroying its cutting inserts. Ingersoll's Di-Pos Hexa high-performance face mill improved tool life and throughput.