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Indexable, High-Feed Surface Roughing for Forgings

At a Houston machine shop, switching from an Ingersoll face mill to an indexable high-feed mill achieves deep cuts on dense, hard forgings, with speed and reliability.

Cyber Manufacturing LLC, a busy 60-man job shop catering to oil-and-gas industry customers, moved a very challenging, roughing job from a new Mazak machine to a "very loose" 37-year-old milling machine — successfully— because of a clever switch to a new type of facemill tooling. Results: a five-to-one saving in machining time, and a six-fold improvement in edge life, leading to a $100,000 yearly savings in machine time and MRO costs.  

Read the full story, Tougher Tooling Handles Hard Forgings

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