Aerospace Machine Shop

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An Aerospace Machine Shop needed to cut costs at the spindle to counteract rising material costs.


As a trusted tooling advisory, Martin came in with one of our cutting tool experts and a trusted manufacturer to look for opportunities to save additional money. Due to the tight tolerances required by the aerospace industry, the typical low-hanging fruit was unavailable. After a review of the tooling in use, Martin identified a milling application where the tool life was poor.


After testing, a new part was brought in that doubled the tool lifetime. This reduced the cost per component by 39% and generated a yearly cost savings of $19,241.25. Martin also swapped out the cutter at no charge to the customers to make the transaction seamless.