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Monthly Archives: April 2016

29 AprilVolumetric Milling with SK16

Volumetric Still

Lyndex-Nikken has partnered with Helical Tool and ESPRIT by DP Technology to deliver engineering innovation. This cutting demonstration is showing volumetric milling with our SK16 Tool Holder. The cutting parameters are as follows:


Lyndex-Nikken SK16 Tool Holder

Helical Tool ½” 5 Flute .090 CR End Mill

ESPRIT Cam Software by DP Technology

Material: 4140 PreHard 2.5” x 4” x 6”

Machine: Haas Automation, Inc. VF-4 30HP, 8100 RPM, 650 IPM


Cutting Parameters:

Tool Diameter: .500

Cutting Velocity: 1061 SFM

Feed Velocity: 405 IPM

Radial DOC: .035

Axial DOC: 1.00

Peak Load: 114%

Peak MRR: 14.0 cuin/min


15 April2 Keys to STOP Losing Business to Competitors

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Business can be a tricky subject.  We know business is a delicate dance between brands and their customers where money is exchanged for goods and/or services.  However, how brands attract customers have changed.  Customers look to the internet to find information on your company.  It is your job to flood the internet with content from your website; giving your potential customers all the information they need to choose your brand over your competitors.   Here are 2 keys to making sure you are not losing business to your competitors.


Revive Your Website

9 times out of 10, you already have a website.  Congratulations.  Now, change it.  I know, it doesn’t sound fun but it must be done.  Since people live off their mobile devices these days, your website should be mobile responsive.  This means when people visit your site from their phone, your website automatically re-sizes it’s layout to fit a mobile screen.  At Lyndex-Nikken, we are currently in the process of revamping our website to be mobile friendly.  It is important to us to give our customers a better experience while on our site.  If your website isn’t user friendly for your visitors, they will leave and take their business and money to your competitors. Mobile-Friendly-Search-Ranking2

KEY: Go to your website from your mobile phone and check if your website is mobile friendly.  If your site does not automatically re-size, try to read and search for content on your site.  If you find it frustrating so will your customers.



After updating your brand’s website design, the next step is to attract your ideal customers to it.  You do that through SEO.  SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization.  It is what leads visitors to your site.  How?  SEO works by getting your website to appear higher in search engine ranking.  When your potential customers are looking for manufacturers, like your business, the first place they go to is their favorite search engine.  Usually, the brands that appear at the top of the results are what most people click.  There are many techniques that you can use for this, including creating content and sharing it online.search-engine-optimisation

KEY: Search your business on all search engines, Google, Bing, etc.  Take note of your ranking.  If you aren’t on the first page, it’s because your website is not being updated enough.


8 AprilEmployee Spotlight: Meet LaDawn


Employee Spotlight – LaDawn

At Lyndex-Nikken, we value our employees and their ongoing efforts to provide our customers with the highest level of service. With over 35 years of business, we understand our achievements would not have been possible without our employees’ hard work. Therefore, in this Lyndex-Nikken Employee Spotlight vlog series, we are highlighting our team and their commitment to excellence.

This week we have the spotlight on LaDawn. She is one of our Warehouse Associates. LaDawn brings a lot to our Warehouse department and we are happy to have her on our team. Watch the video to hear what LaDawn thinks about working at Lyndex-Nikken.