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S&D Industrial Tool Supply Articles

Articles just for the Industrial Cutting Tool Industry Welcome to our S&D Industrial Tools Supplier informational blog. This blog is for you, the cutting tool industry professional. Our articles will include valuable information that you can use to help run your shop more efficiently and ...
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What COVID-19 Taught Me

I think when I look back at all that has happened so far this year and probably for months to come, I hope to learn some lessons from this season in our lives. I am of the belief it is time for America to get back to work and save the greatest economy on the planet. We need to do it safely and responsibly ...
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Time is Money

We’ve all heard this expression used many times.  In manufacturing, wasted cutting time may be the difference between a losing and a highly profitable job. Case in point:  One of our customers has a ...
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Tough Problems, Easy Solutions

The Southern California manufacturing industry with its diversity can be challenging for anyone. We can encounter on a daily basis, the wide variety of materials used in Aerospace, including exotic metals, filled plastics, and composites. Our next client may be doing medial parts ...
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VMI Systems Help us Build Successful Partnerships

Partnership is often talked about in our industry but rarely achieved. Over a series of articles and video testimonials by our customers, I hope to explain that partnership with S&D can come in many forms.
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Measurable Success

Sometimes it’s about improving the process and sometimes about the tooling choices, recently our own Brandon Sakata and local Mitsubishi Rep Aram Fundukian teamed up to do both for one of our local mold shops. The results were amazing.
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High Efficiency Milling, is Speed Really the Answer?

There is a lot of talk in our industry now about both High-Efficiency milling which uses solid carbide end mills and High Feed Milling with Indexable carbide inserts. These two machining processes are so radically different solid carbide end mills ...
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