Success Stories: Hitachi Tool Engineering, Ltd.
Hitachi Tool is a producer of high-performance cutting tools, utilizing leading raw materials and advanced engineering techniques to produce tools for a wide variety of uses. As the sole tool manufacturer among the Hitachi Group companies, Hitachi Tool is an industry leader and enjoys the top market share for end mill cutting tools in Japan.
- Challenge: Determine optimum tool
design for minimized machining costs, while avoiding excess trial-and-error iterations.
- Approach: Perform various company-standard analyses to examine temperature, chip behavior, cutting forces, heat transfer, and body strength.
- Software: AdvantEdge 3D
- Results: Optimum insert tool geometry identified; trial-and-error testing iterations reduced, eliminating 1–2 months per test; 68% machining cost savings