Would free tooling keep you in business?

Would free tooling keep you in business?

Our last article about Chasing the Big Money got some conversations going. We said that “the cost of your tooling is irrelevant compared to the cost of production”, and that.

Are you chasing the Big Money?

Are you chasing the Big Money?

Look at the typical time usage for a CNC machine on the graph below. Whether the machine is running or not, you still have the same on-going costs of labour,.

New Standard of Indexable Inserts: a carefully designed complex shape for effective cutting action

New Standard of Indexable Inserts: a carefully designed complex shape for effective cutting action

Cemented carbide inserts are an integral part of cutting tools today.   Introduced in the early ’60s, cemented carbide inserts have substantially changed tool designs, and put tools with brazed.

ISCAR Whisper – A Quiet Revolution in Anti-Vibration Tools

ISCAR Whisper – A Quiet Revolution in Anti-Vibration Tools

Vibration is a problem machinists deal with on a daily basis.   To solve this problem, ISCAR’s R&D department has developed a wide range of anti-vibration tools that are able.

Tools That Cut Cutting Power

Tools That Cut Cutting Power

A Welcome Power Cut   The quest for reducing levels of power consumption in the global metal cutting sector is not a new trend. Today it has become an essential.

ISCAR’s Anti-Vibration Blades for Grooving

ISCAR’s Anti-Vibration Blades for Grooving

Vibrations from metal cutting are a common annoyance machine tool operators the world over must deal with Vibrations may result from issues relating to the machine tool itself, problems due.

ISCAR enters the age of Additive Manufacturing

ISCAR enters the age of Additive Manufacturing

ISCAR’s R&D investigating 3D printing applications in manufacturing ISCAR, a primary innovator of metal cutting technologies, is researching the integration of additive manufacturing processes. ISCAR’s R&D engineers are in constant.

Drilling for Profit with SUMO3CHAM

Drilling for Profit with SUMO3CHAM

ISCAR unveils new SUMO3CHAM drilling system   The global metalworking industry is driven by the relentless progress of high-end technologies that are becoming every more sophisticated. The challenging requirements of.

Score a Hole-In-One with Iscar

Score a Hole-In-One with Iscar

Over the years, ISCAR engineers have worked closely with customers and found that there is a growing need for flat bottom-hole applications. This type of application is popular for a.

Iscar Plus Training Seminars recognised by COMPETENZ

Iscar Plus Training Seminars recognised by COMPETENZ

Iscar Plus is proud to announce its training seminars are now recognised by COMPETENZ     In a New Zealand first, Iscar Plus has become the only tooling supplier to.

ISCAR in the Bearing Industry

ISCAR in the Bearing Industry

Bearings are necessary for almost any mechanical system, and many other elements that require rotational motion. If something turns, twists, or moves, it most likely has a bearing in it..

ISCAR ‘Automotive-ated’ to Provide Advanced Tooling Solutions

ISCAR ‘Automotive-ated’ to Provide Advanced Tooling Solutions

ICE Optimisation (Internal Combustion Engine) / Engine Downsizing Revolution   Constantly changing factors such as unstable oil prices, ever more demanding environmental protection legislations and the evolution of more efficient.

‘Tapping’ into the Future with Thread Milling

‘Tapping’ into the Future with Thread Milling

Continuing technical progress in machine tool technology has resulted in thread milling becoming an increasingly popular process within the global metalworking manufacturing industry.   Today’s CNC machine tools provide effective.

Innovations in the Miniature & Medical Sector

Innovations in the Miniature & Medical Sector

Big Solutions for Miniature Parts   The global medical manufacturing industry is one of the world’s fastest growing industrial sectors. It has accounted for more than 10% of the gross.

Dry or Wet Machining?

Dry or Wet Machining?

  When milling, a major question is “Which is better: dry or wet machining?”   Throughout the world of contentious machining, the issue of – ‘with coolant supply’ (wet) or.

Iscar Plus Holiday Hours

Iscar Plus Holiday Hours

We will be taking a short break over the Christmas holidays: our last day will be December 23rd, and we will reopen on January 11th. If you require urgent assistance.

Power Tool Racing 2015

Power Tool Racing 2015

   Setting a race track on fire won’t win you any prizes, but it will entertain the crowd. When it comes to Power Tool Racing, fun is what it’s all.

iCNC and Iscar Plus Bring the Party!

iCNC and Iscar Plus Bring the Party!

Grand Opening of the Centre for Excellence  

Spindle Speed up to 30,000 RPM!

  Use it in your tool changer! SpinJet is a Spindle speed-up device that can reach 30,000 RPM, and soon to be 40,000 RPM! Driven by your machine’s coolant flow..

Put your workshop on a diet!

Put your workshop on a diet!

Iscar is releasing a new range of chip breakers to help rationalise choices. Each of the chip breakers can replace 2-3 inserts that you probably already have in your shop..

Stand on the Shoulders of Giants

Stand on the Shoulders of Giants

Robert Page Engineering Ltd in Tauranga recently established a preferred supplier agreement with Iscar Plus, which will also include a MATRIX dispensing machine to go with their ToolPort insert dispenser..

Have you noticed…?

Have you noticed…?

Iscar Pacific has a new logo!     This month Iscar Pacific unveiled a new logo that reflects the services it offers to customers. The new logo encapsulates the range.

Cool Stuff Coming…SPINJET Spindles

Cool Stuff Coming…SPINJET Spindles

Spindle speed-up head…driven by your machine’s coolant! Yes, that’s correct. Now you can have a speed-up head that can go in your tool-changer! The new SPINJET spindles have been developed.

Power Tool Racing Runs Again!

Power Tool Racing Runs Again!

Building a vehicle out of beer cans and your missus’ iron may seem like a joke, but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. Power Tool Racing is a.

Increase Workshop Efficiency With Matrix Systems

Increase Workshop Efficiency With Matrix Systems

Do you want to reduce tool handling costs? Cut down on handling, procurement, inventory, administration and increase workshop efficiency with the MATRIX, an electronic warehousing system. The MATRIX System is your total management system.

Turn-Milling Can Increase Your Efficiency

Turn-Milling Can Increase Your Efficiency

Turn-milling is a process whereby a milling cutter machines a rotating workpiece. This method combines milling and turning techniques and has many advantages, but only relatively recently the introduction of.

A Fresh Look at Turning

A Fresh Look at Turning

In many turning applications, people tend to use larger inserts than are actually needed. As it turns out, the most popular depth of cut is between 1 to 3mm. It.

Kickass Column | Round Milling Inserts

Kickass Column | Round Milling Inserts

Round milling inserts that produce a square shoulder like a Heli-Mill insert? ISCAR’s new 606 round inserts are designed for the machinist that wants to save time and have less hassles,.

Grabatool is Back!

Grabatool is Back!

Our discount tooling site will be back in action in January 2014 so keep a look out for tooling bargains. Grabatool will be bringing back the famous Wednesday midweek deals,.

Is Yours the Oldest CNC Machine?

Is Yours the Oldest CNC Machine?

We’re running a competition to find the oldest CNC machine still in operation in New Zealand. Simply upload a photo of your machine with a description to our Facebook page,.

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