This family-owned and operated machine shop explains how they found a grooving and cut-off system at a competitive price point that performed beyond their expectations by cutting their insert costs in half and tripling their tool life.
To deliver Inconel parts on time with zero scrap, this aerospace supplier uses 4-flute and 6-flute end mills constructed of SiAlON KYS40 grade ceramic for roughing nickel-based high-temperature alloys.
Looking for a creative way to achieve the requested specifications for a potentially lucrative micromachining job without having to invest in a very expensive specialized machine tool? A spindle speeder may be your best – and only – way to secure the deal.
In a major step toward the smart factory of the future, the Tool-ID system from Walter controls tooling plant-wide, saving time, boosting productivity and increasing process reliability.
In the aircraft manufacturing supply chain, one thing is certain: process improvements – both large and small – can have a massive impact on the bottom line.
Kurt Ludeking is responsible for all aspects of marketing in the Americas and Great Britain.
August cutting tool consumption of $175.2 million jumped 19.2 percent from the previous month.
July cutting tool consumption of $147 million slid 16 percent from the previous month.
The M2131 Sky·tec from Walter is ideal for machining non-ferrous metals, such as the aluminum wrought alloys or aluminum lithium alloys often used in aircraft structural components.
Take a closer look at some of the newest tooling that can help contract manufacturers meet the machining, micro machining, and laser processing demands for smaller and more complex surgical implants, orthotic devices and medical instruments that are being made from newer materials – and still hold their costs down.
Tiger·tec Silver PVD coated inserts from Walter USA efficiently machine stainless steel, high temperature alloys and other materials with challenging properties.