RESHARPENING, RESTORING, & RECONDITIONING
Highly advanced geometries require a highly advanced reconditioning program. Through state of the art CNC equipment, we are able to develop a 3D model of every manufacturer’s geometry and restore end mills and drills to like-new status. Utilizing our program can result in a tooling cost reduction of over 75%, maximizing the life of your precision, performance cutting tools.
We pride ourselves on one of the largest inventories of specialty and performance cutting tools in the industry, but we know the sophistication and progression of the metalworking business have required the use of many special cutting tools. Within 48 to 72 hours we can modify tools from stock to meet many of your just-in-time needs and specifications.
ADVANCED SPECIALTY COATINGS (ASC) SELECTION
Certain applications, materials, and performances require the enhancement of a specialty coating and knowledge of the properties and coatings available. Temperature, friction resistance, hardness, lubricity, toughness, and cohesion of the resulting process must be examined prior to the selection.
ADVANCED MATERIAL SELECTION (AMS)
Proper selection of end mill materials is no less important than the proper selection of workpiece materials. Using our Advanced Materials Selection (AMS) process can identify the correct end mill material for difficult to machine workpiece materials; improving micro-finishes, performance and tool life.
CUSTOM TOOL DESIGN & MANUFACTURING
If by chance you can’t find the cutting tool you need in our end mill listings, Global has always welcomed the chance to produce end mills to your own exact specifications, for any application you need. Nearly 30% of our business model is dedicated to producing custom cutters. It’s easy to say at Global Cutting Tools, specials are standard. Submit an existing tool print to us and we can make recommendations for improvements or begin working on manufacturing your custom tooling needs and deliver your tool through our streamlined, Urgent Tooling Program (UTP). Standard processing is available, but with our dedicated specials department, you’ll find delivery is most often 50% faster than our competitors.
MANUFACTURING PROCESS IMPROVEMENT (MPI)
With engineering requirements accelerating at a demanding pace, it’s often difficult to determine how to approach a specific machining challenge. Our technical department is full of experts with insight into tooling options, approaches and machining applications. Often our massive inventory has a solution already, if not, we are able to begin designing a tool to condense multiple operations into a single tool while simultaneously increasing production speeds.
SPEEDS & FEEDS PROGRAMMING
We spend thousands of hours each year dedicated to tooling development, testing new tools and out-performing our competition. Just as important is providing our customers technical resources to program each tool for its optimal performance. Each tooling line is complete with specific recommendations for speeds and feeds, cross-referenced against a plethora of materials.
Vibration, noise, workpiece hardening and premature breakage can baffle even the most experienced operator. We’ve included in this document the most comprehensive troubleshooting guide available to get you through most challenges. If you’re still stumped, contact our technical department and we’ll figure it out together.
TECHNICAL & RESEARCH
END MILL TERMINOLOGY
We all had to learn somewhere. Wouldn’t it have been nice to have a guide to know exactly what your manufacturing rep was talking about? There are no secrets anymore, we believe educating our customers on the differences in end mill geometries will simply help them understand why we produce the best cutting tools on the market.
Climb mill or conventional? Ramping or plunge entry? We explain the differences and can be a resource to help you select the proper application to extend tooling life and improve your performance.
MATERIAL DATA SHEETS
You can’t be expected to be an expert on everything. We have combined multiple industry guides into single material resource guides to select the proper material for your machining application or custom tool.
SPECIALTY MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION
Through our international trade connections, we’ve developed relationships that allow us to pass on savings for materials to your in-house cutter grinders.
Knowing is half the battle. No one has a better understanding of the tool selection requirements than our customer service department. If by chance they are unsure, we’ve empowered them to pass our customers on directly to our technical resource department.
HELP LOCATING A DISTRIBUTOR
Connecting you to a supplier based on location, lines of coverage, and expertise is easy with our database of nearly 7,000 distributors worldwide.
QUALITY CONTROL & CONFORMANCE REPORTS
Our tooling is always inspected using ISO conforming optical measuring equipment so you can be sure of its quality. In more exacting industries, we can provide material, batch, and individual tooling conformance report to meet your quality standards.