The balance of cost versus productivity does not always yield the best possible manufacturing solutions or allow for the latest in cutting tool technology. Some manufacturers make production sacrifices to minimize cutting tool inventory and control machining costs. Others may inventory unnecessary cutting tools knowing it is not important to their process.
Fortunately, cutting tool manufacturers are developing technology to ease this dilemma. The new trend of hybrid cutting tool geometries provides machinists and programmers the flexibility to perform multiple machining applications with one tool.
This report shares how Hybrid cutting tool geometries can increase productivity by removing the need for tool changes or changes in strategy.