General-Purpose Tool Shines on Tough Job

When two elements combine to create something greater than the sum of its parts, the result is typically a welcome surprise. Kline Oilfield Equipment Inc., also known as Kline Tools, was pleasantly surprised when it combined high efficiency CAM software with a general-purpose endmill to machine 718 Inconel ball valves. The result was a 500 percent increase in tool life and an 86 percent reduction in cycle time.

Courtesy of Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine.