The second half of the 2017 video highlights from Instagram and Facebook.
A former music teacher, Andrew started Henry Holsters in Indiana in 2008, Henry Holsters are thermoformed plastic holsters that combine careful design work with robust materials and painstaking attention to detail.
They make their holster out of Boltaron 4332 sheet material for all their holsters, as they prefer the workability and feel of Boltaron over Kydex.
Most importantly, they use Destiny Tool end mills to make their top-of-the-line holsters! Andrew started following us with his instagram account a few years ago and we've been following his progress right back.
Their shop uses state of the art Brother CNC milling machines and vacuum forming machines to produce holster shells which are then hand finished and assembled.
We visited Andrew at his shop earlier this month and got to spend some time with this fully self taught machinist and manufacturing innovator. Give Andrew a follow on instagram! He posts some rather nice instructive videos there: @henryholsters
Whether you can make it to the EASTEC 2017 show or not you can still take advantage of this unique "Buy 'Em & Try 'Em" promotion from Destiny Tool!
Area 419 has been posting some great images and application information on their facebook page on how they are using our Destiny End mills. Here's some really excellent footage of the Raptor DVH in action!
Ripping on some 4140 today for a new rigid chamber reamer block. If you haven't tried Destiny Tool Raptor DVH end mills yet, you are missing out! I had to crank my feed up to 170% to get it where it wanted to be. 0.3" depth, 0.1" width, 80ipm or so.
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AREA 419 offers complete custom rifle builds, innovative products, sales of various brands of products, and unmatched service at every turn. Employing a blend of state of the art CNC machines and good old fashioned precision hand work, we are proud to boast precision and attention to detail like few other custom rifle shops in the world.
If you've been following @DestinyTool on Instagram you already know that the #DestinyTool hashtag is very busy with over 1750 posts!
We've been reposting some video's and images that have cutting data for quite some time now to help you understand how other machine shops are running our tools. We've compiled some of them here in one post so you can click through the videos. We hope they put you in the holiday spirit!
Harry Moser from the Reshoring Initiative stopped by our IMTS 2016 booth to talk about the progress of reshoring manufacturing to North American shores.
Reshoring is the practice of bringing manufacturing and services back to the U.S. from overseas. It’s a fast and efficient way to strengthen the U.S. economy because it helps balance the trade and budget deficits, reduces unemployment by creating good, well-paying manufacturing jobs, and fosters a skilled workforce. Reshoring also benefits manufacturing companies by reducing the total cost of their products, improving balance sheets, and making product innovations more effective.
The Reshoring Initiative is focused on helping companies shift collective thinking from “offshoring is cheaper” to “local reduces the total cost of ownership.”
Harry explained how small contract manufacturing shops can use his Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator, for free, to convince their customers to keep the existing machining on our shores. He suggested asking your customers:
"Is there anything you are thinking about moving off shore, or better yet, is there anything you are getting from off-shore where you are having delivery issues, quality issues, intellectual property issues, travel, too much late night telephone calls, anything that is causing you pain,... and how can we take away the pain?"
We also talked about how small machine shops can innovate more as more machining business reshores. At Destiny Tool we believe that reshoring stimulates even more new innovation and, candidly, helps us innovate new products and solutions because of our customers feedback about machining.
Here's the video below. We hope you find it helpful in growing your business.
Harry Moser & The Reshoring Initiative
Harry Moser founded the Reshoring Initiative in 2010 to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Prior to the starting the Initiative, he held leadership positions at GF Machining Solutions, formerly known as GF AgieCharmilles, where he began in 1985 as the company’s president and retired in 2010 as Chairman Emeritus.
Harry's reshoring efforts have been widely recognized. In 2010, he was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame and was named Quality Magazine’s Quality Professional of the year in 2012.
Harry has actively participated in President Obama’s Insourcing Forum at the White House in January 2012. He also won The Economist debate in January 2013 on outsourcing and offshoring, and received the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Industry Advocacy Award in 2014.
"Diamondback ran for 6 weeks and still feels sharp!"
Brent Biestel from Byce Tool, introduced his new double station vise at the IMTS 2016 show at the Doosan booth.
About the Byce Tool Workholding Vise
The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and 114,147 registrants. The event is held every two years in September at McCormick Place, Chicago. The 2016 Show runs from September 12 - 17.
Destiny Tool will be in Booth W-2092 which is located in the Tooling and Workholding Pavilion in the West Building of McCormick Place for IMTS 2016.
We've been reposting and sharing both Instagram postings and YouTube videos of your applications for some time and for IMTS 2016 we want to take it one step farther. For the 2016 IMTS show we would like to showcase the parts that you have made with our tools.
From now until August 31, we will be accepting applications from shops to be part of our display at IMTS 2016. We will feature a part made with our tools as well as an informational table tent that would include your shop's logo, City, State and/or Country as well as your website address so other attendees can take a look at your capabilities. We would also need some specific cutting data as to which tools were used and how.
In the meantime, please be sure to use the #DestinyTool hashtag as well as the #IwannaBeOnIMTStv hashtag when posting our products. The folks at IMTS 2016 have a competition going on to see where the most interesting products are located at the show and then do an interview in the booths that qualify. This could be a great opportunity for us to talk about YOUR company and part applications!
Jon Addis is the owner of Area 419 Firearms near Toledo, OH. John has been sharing and posting his videos of Destiny end mills on Facebook Page and more recently on his YouTube channel. The video below is his most recent video using a 5/8" Viper end mill in 6061-T6 Aluminum. The video below is HSM adaptive roughing with a Destiny Viper DVH 5/8 x 2" LOC. 0.250" step over, 0.500" DOC, 6,000 RPM, 90IPM. According to John
"All the horsepower she's got, tool could take a lot more!"
Take a look and then feel free to jump over to his Facebook or Youtube channel and ask him for more details.
Destiny Tool Customer Profile: John Addis
John graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He also attended Wyotech, and received a certification in Automotive Technology and Chassis Fabrication. Along with that he's taken TIG welding classes at Owens Community college, and "perfected that art at home with my own machine."
According to John, "I have been building and modifying things pretty much my entire life. The past five or so years though has been dedicated mainly to Precision Rifles. I love working on guns, and my work shows it, this is more than just a job for me its also a hobby."
Area 419 is a relatively small operation right now running out of a 1500 sq.ft shop. It's just the kind of aggressive entrepreneur that we here at Destiny Tool really admire. Some of our very best customers are small shops. They're the ones who watch their dollars and take a deep dive analysis into cycle times and efficiency. They do their research and they optimize their tools.
Small machine shops make up over 80% of the metalcutting machining industry. They are some of the most innovative people we meet. They think out of the box. They always preface a conversation about speeds & feeds with "I'm just a small shop, I don't want to take up a lot of your time" but they almost always have done their research and are the people with their sleeves rolled up, mopping the floor up from coolant, talking to a customer on the phone and watching our end mills rough out material. We love small shops!
Small Shops are what makes us strong. Small shops are what makes us innovate. If you get a be sure to check out John's website and what he does. Support a small machine shop near you!
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