In today’s economy, everyone is looking for ways to save money. Every penny counts when you’re counting pennies. If you’re using an automatic bar feed machine for your stainless steel bar stock, you’re on your way to saving money.
But how can you be sure you’re saving as much as possible with your automatic bar feed machine? Is your machine loaded with tooling and inserts that make wide cuts? If so, then you don’t have the best tooling and you’re not saving the most you can. Over time, the bar stock that’s wasted with those wide cuts adds up.
Let’s say you lose 1mm of material per cut-off operation. What’s 1mm worth? Let’s see:
See? All those chips really add up.
Consider this. The Kennametal A4™ Program has inserts that minimize waste. These inserts are small, but the -GUP geometry makes their edges extremely strong. A small insert with a strong edge means less material wasted per cut-off. And less wasted material means more money in your pocket.