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Page 24 of 83 23 machine tool and innovative CAM software, promotes notably longer tool life, produces better finishes and a much quicker cycle time on what is normally a long and tedious cycle." Similarly, Iscar's Thomas Raun says that collaboration with CAM companies has resulted in built-in strategies that opti- mize cutting-tool use in terms of tool path and the cutting parameters that are being applied. "In the future, Iscar will continue its efforts to work with CAM companies to make the programming of cutting tools quicker and more produc- tive. This will have a positive impact on the challenges of poor cutting-tool utilization and of effectively keeping the machines up and running," he says. Jay Ball of Seco Tools says that education is a key element in driving customers to the best cutting-tool solutions. "To help customers adopt new, advanced cutting-tool strategies, Seco Tools is taking a new approach with its literature and training materials and is incorporating more technical cutting data, 'tips and tricks' and advanced machining calculations," he says. "On the digital side, Seco Tools has invested in a cutting-data or cutting-tooling solution on its website called 'Suggest,' which is an advanced, online product-selection tool that will guide users to the right metal-cutting solutions that are perfectly matched to unique application requirements." THE BEST SERVICE & SUPPORT NEVER GROWS OLD 1978 NO EXPIRATION DATE! With over 40 years of experience and more than 400 employees, our regionalized service network is the most advanced and responsive in the industry. This network includes 21 service locations throughout North America (and more on the way), plus 33 in-the-field service vans—well above the industry average. Call us today at 630-616-5751 or visit us at IMTS 2018 NEW LOCATION SOUTH HALL BOOTH 338158 FOR MORE INFORMATION Crystallume / Haimer USA / Ingersoll Cutting Tools / Iscar / OSG USA / Seco Tools LLC / Tungaloy America Inc. / YG-1 Tool Co. / He says that some of these solutions may include the recently launched range of hard-milling end mills with optimized cut- ting geometry for machining tool steel from 48 to 65 HRC. Ingersoll Cutting Tools provides annual, live seminars to help die and mold manufacturers properly apply the right cutting- tool technology on a project. The company uses a combination of classroom discussions, multimedia presentations and live cutting demonstrations to introduce a wide variety of products and solutions to fit various machining needs. While most of these seminars are held at Ingersoll Cutting Tools's headquar- ters in Rockford, Illinois, the company also has mobile seminars to bring solutions to customers across North America.

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