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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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The Power of Inventory Management

Significant Growth led to overspending and stock outs A cutting-Edge Space Company experienced significant growth in recent years. However, this growth also posed some challenges for the company’s tooling management system. Challenge Tooling items, such as cutting tools, inserts, and holders, are essential for the Space company’s machine shop to produce quality parts that meet…
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The 60HRC Drill Challenge

Recently, a client took on a job as a favor to assist one of their regular customers. However, they discovered that the D2 Steel material, originally specified at 40 HRC hardness, was received at 60 HRC hardness due to an error in the customer’s order. With the longer lead time for the material, the client…
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From Scrap to Cash

In the manufacturing industry, the costs associated with scrap are widely recognized. This is especially true when dealing with investment casting parts that have undergone extensive machining. A single mishap during this process can result in significant waste of both time and money. Recently, one of our clients encountered a similar scenario. During the final…
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A Fresh Set of Eyes

Occasionally, a fresh perspective is needed to identify solutions to challenges. Scenario: Take, for instance, a situation encountered by one of our clients, a substantial job shop located in Orange County. They were facing difficulties in machining the internal diameter (ID) of a large part with a 2.48″ ID, boring to a depth of 5.0″…
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Sales Growth Through Diversity

As an Industrial Distributor catering to the machining industry, we recognize the necessity for a wide array of products and suppliers to effectively address the diverse needs of our customers. The Southern California market exhibits significant diversity, primarily propelled by the aerospace and military industries. Unlike many distributors in the region, who concentrate on serving…
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More Than Just Tooling

S&D Industrial Tool Supply, marking its 40th year in Anaheim, California, emphasizes its longstanding partnerships with original customers and its resilience in facing economic challenges by prioritizing customer service. Led by founders Sam and Diane Martlaro and CEO Jim Herman, the company has built a reputation for problem-solving and exceptional service. With the founders transitioning…
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Industrial Supply: Serendipity at S&D

S&D Industrial Tool Supply, marking its 40th year in Anaheim, California, emphasizes its longstanding partnerships with original customers and its resilience in facing economic challenges by prioritizing customer service. Led by founders Sam and Diane Martlaro and CEO Jim Herman, the company has built a reputation for problem-solving and exceptional service. With the founders transitioning…
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Triumph in a Titanium Trial

  At a prominent aerospace shop, they are roughing Titanium every day. The customer was pleased with how the job was running. They were making the quoted time and had been doing the same jobs for months, using the same tools. “Good enough,” are not words our sales team accepts, so we challenged our customer…
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S&D Difference – Maximizing your Profitability

  In the semiconductor industry, large runs and throughput are the keys to profitability. A local semiconductor company operates in just this way. They have been enjoying running the same parts for years and have been happy with the tooling. When an opportunity arose for S&D’s Darren Dives, to go over the job with the…
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Plug And Play

  There are just times when due to many different circumstances, CNC programs or tool paths cannot be changed.  It could be either time constraints or lack of programming resources at a customer.  The team at S&D in such scenarios is very adept & versatile at making the most of the available resources to improve…
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