C& C Automatics Inc. in Newark, N.Y., produces over 20 million fittings annually. Out of these, there are plumbing-hose fittings that require extremely smooth finishes and mass-produced automotive fittings. For both these jobs, the grade of...
With upgraded wire-EDM capability, Morgood Tools, a precision cutting tool manufacturer, reduces product-finishing operations and EDM maintenance to pass increased savings on to its customers.
Improving an existing machining center's productivity took nothing more than changing vises at Precise Products Corp. in Minneapolis. The shop switched to a high-density manual-model vise that holds four parts and reduces cycle times per part 25%...
The cutting tool industry focused on global concerns at its third world conference.
Ways to boost operating efficiency shouldn't stop at the machine tool --- shops also need the right cutting tools, toolholders, and workholding.
Thin slotting cutters sometimes walk during operation, especially when they stick out a considerable amount from the arbors that hold them. To eliminate this deflection, I use special arbor collars and cutter supports.
When and when not to pile parts onto workholding fixtures.
Sumitomo's AC3000 grade has the toughness and wear resistance needed for severe interruptions in turning alloy steels, low-carbon steels, stainless steels, and die steels.