You have a quantity of steel bar stock you need to machine into fittings for a new order from your most important customer. The order has a short lead time. As usual, you find and retrieve the tooling required for the turning, the grooving, and the cut-off operations.
It sounds simple doesn’t it? But inventory sorting and planning costs you time. Ordering additional tools costs you money and potential delays. While you're sifting through inventory and waiting for new tools to arrive, the competition is chasing business and making parts.
Now, picture it differently:
You have the same steel bar stock job, but without the tooling worries. Why? Because your tool crib is stocked with all-in-one Kennametal A4™ tooling, featuring the GUP geometry. The A4 platform handles turning, grooving, profiling, and cut-off all in one system. You save time and money previously spent searching inventory and rush-ordering tools. Plus, the GUP geometry has a minimal width of cut and reliable chip control, so you’ll produce less waste (and make more profit).
With A4, you bid the job faster, and you did the job faster. Now that's a pretty picture.