We are very excited to announce that effective October 1, 2017 we will be representing Precision Cutting Tools Inc. in the California and Nevada market areas.
Precision Cutting Tools Inc. was founded in 1963 and ever since has specialized in the production of high-quality cutting tools. Today, with over fifty years of experience, PCT is a leading cutting tool manufacturer that distributes its products all across the United States and Mexico.
They have based their company’s success on their long-standing commitment to satisfy our customers’ needs, by utilizing the finest raw materials, introducing innovative cutting tools and providing excellent customer service.
We look froward to working with them to develop new Carbide, Cobalt & Powdered Metal end mill and drill substrates and geometries that will meet the material cutting needs we find uniquely on the West Coast.
We think you are in for a a real treat once we see what we're working on with PCT!!!
After 22 years, Next Generation Tooling has ended our relationship as an independent sales agent for MA Ford in the Northern California and Northern Nevada territories. Our last effective day will be September 30, 2017.
We truly appreciate and greatly value our long, successful relationship fostered by both MA Ford and NextGen since the inception of our company. We realize, with no reservation, that the wonderful people at MA Ford were a huge part of our success by working with us to develop technical solutions and will always value our memories and our personal friendships.
At the outset of our relationship in the late 1990's, we worked hand-in-hand with MA Ford to introduce their products to the unique applications and high speed machining that takes place in our markets.
In conjunction with the MA Ford engineering team we developed the 138 series end mills for use in aluminum and non-ferrous milling. As a result, many other end mill manufacturer's followed in the footsteps of that tool and began developing material specific tooling.
Because of the unique needs of our market, we suggested the expansion of LOC and OAL from what was commonly offered in "Stub, Standard, Long & Extra Long" lengths. The 138 series end mills where the first nationally recognized brand to offer 7 different lengths of cuts as stock standard.
We are very grateful to everyone at the MA Ford team who has worked with us hand-in-hand for so many years, and wish only the best for MA Ford in the future.
NTK's industry leading line of ceramic cutting tools is expanding with new solid ceramic end mills.
It's time to upgrade from carbide to this unique "SX9" SiAlON end mill which increases productivity more than 10 times over traditional end mills when machining Heat Resistant Super Alloy (HRSA) materials.
NTK's durable SX9 grade can run at speeds of 2000 SFM. The line-up includes 4 and 6 flutes in inch and metric versions.
The NEW SX9 SiALON Ceramic end mills are available in both a 4 flute and 6 flute configuration and can be used for slotting, pocketing, ramping, face milling, side milling and profile milliing.
Contact a Next Generation Tooling Regional Manger for more information or for an on-site demonstration.
For more infomation abotu machinginig parameters please see:
General Guidelines for Successful Milling with NTK Ceramics
The new OSG WDO-SUS drill was released on Monday, June 1 2015 and we really can't say enough good things about it already! It's a game changer!
What makes it different:
Bottom line…this drill has a very smooth cutting action that allows it drill more linear inches than the competition and already our initial testing indicates that it improves the tool life of the threading tools and/or reamers that are used to finish the drilled hole.
To say that we have been impressed in the first few days of testing is an understatement. You gotta run this one!
OSG will be running a promotion on this tool starting in July and running through August so you WILL want to contact us now to figure out where you can use it and then take advantage of the introductory promotion starting in July. Call us now to schedule an appointment for a test
A Case Study
The end-user is machining bushings made from 17- 4 stainless steel using a Miyano lathe, with 150 PSI through-tool coolant
Previously the customer was using 4 tools to complete the job. A 0.551" (14mm) Chamdrill began the drilling process, followed by a 0.382" (9.7 mm) solid carbide drill. A 3/8" end mill was brought in to perform multiple operations, including a counterbore. The boring bar then finished the hole to size, in a total cycle time of 1 minutes and 2 seconds. Looking for performance improvements, the customer asked if Allied had a multiple operation tool that could help to reduce the cycle times in this application.
Allied Machine & Engineering's Solution
Allied recommended a 0.551" (14mm) EcoCut tool to began the operation, followed by the 0.382" (9.7 mm) solid carbide drill. Then a 0.394" (10mm) EcoCut tool was brought in to complete the form. The boring bar finished the part for exact size and finish tolerance, while providing edge breaks and corner radii. The new total cycle time was 55 seconds. The outcome met the customer’s goals of a reduction of cycle time, which resulted in a lower cost per hole.
The overall cycle time was reduced by 7 seconds for a time savings of 11.5%, thanks to the EcoCut tooling. The cost per hole dropped from $2.11 to $1.40, which delivered a cost savings of 33.5%. This lower cost per h*** was obtained as a result of a dramatic decrease in tooling cost due to the use of a multi-functional tool.
Allied Machine and EcoCut made a difference for the pleased customer.
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