End mill case studies

Material: Titanium

Results10x Tool Life Improvement

Customer: Manufacturer in Indiana 

Tool1/16″ Carbide Ball Nose End Mill

Preferred Competitive End Mill prior to Wear Analysis™: 3 Parts per End Mill

Advanced Tool Results after Wear Analysis™30 Parts per End Mill

 

Material: Zirconium

Results: 4x Tool Life Improvement

Customer: Manufacturer in Michigan 

Tool1/2″ Carbide Roughing / Finishing End Mill

Preferred Competitive End Mill prior to Wear Analysis™: 10 Parts per End Mill

Advanced Tool Results after Analysis™: 40+ Parts per End Mill

Engineer’s comment: “This is one tough tool”

 

Material: Stainless Steel

Results: Cost reduction, eliminated an operation, reduced cycle time

Customer: Manufacturer in Michigan 

Tool: 3/16″ Carbide Tapered End Mill

Preferred Competitive End Mill prior to Wear Analysis™: Required two (2) operations & two (2) different tools

Advanced Tool Results after Wear Analysis™: One (1) operation & only one (1) tool are now used

Comment: Saved the Manufacturer from losing this job to a competitor

 

Material: 455 Stainless

Results5x Tool Life Improvement

Customer: Manufacturer in Michigan 

Tool: 3/8″ Tapered End Mill

Preferred Competitive End Mill prior to Wear Analysis™: 40 Parts per End Mill

Advanced Tool Results after Analysis™: 220+ Parts per End Mill

 

Material: Aluminum

Results: 3.7x Tool Life Improvement

Customer: Manufacturer in Indiana 

Tool: 1/8″ Ball Nose End Mill

Preferred Competitive End Mill prior to Wear Analysis™: 71 Parts per End Mill

Advanced Tool Results after Analysis™: 260 Parts per End Mill

 

Material: Stainless Steel

Results1.79x Tool Life Improvement

Customer: Manufacturer in Michigan 

Tool1/4″ 4FL Carbide End Mill

Preferred Competitive End Mill prior to Wear Analysis: 24 Parts per End Mill

Advanced Tool Results after Wear Analysis: 43 Parts per End Mill

 

Material: Polyethylene

ResultsSolved part finsh problem, 3x Tool Life Improvement

Customer: Manufacturer in Indiana

Tool20mm Carbide End Mill

Preferred Competitive End Mill prior to Wear Analysis™: Finish issue

Advanced Tool Results after Wear Analysis™: Improved the part finish, increased tool life 3x

 

Material: Stainless Steel

Results1.53x Tool Life Improvement

Customer: Manufacturer in Michigan 

Tool1/4″ Carbide End Mill

Preferred Competitive End Mill prior to Wear Analysis™: 620 Parts per End Mill

Advanced Tool Results after Wear Analysis™: 953 Parts per End Mill

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