Zone: Cutting Tools

OVERVIEW: The broad category of “cutting tools” includes all of the consumable tooling involved in milling, drilling, turning and other lathe and machining center operations. Drills, end mills, taps, reamers and inserts are all included here. Consumable tooling used on certain other types of machine tools is included here as well. Also found here are toolholders and closely related accessories such as angle heads.

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Calculating Surface Footage and RPM for Optimum Tool Life

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Skiving

Artistry with Skive Tools

Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “All limitations are self-imposed.” This statement often holds true as machinists apply their creativity in skiving applications....MORE

When Thread Milling Makes Sense

Threading a workpiece is a fundamental metalworking process that every manufacturing engineer takes for granted....MORE

Shop Improves Turning with Indexable Coated Carbide Inserts

This shop retooled a heavy duty OD turning and facing job for gummy 4130 steel. It tripled the material removal rate and more than doubled tool life after making this change. ...MORE

Mikron

Line of Drilling, Milling Tools in Stainless Steel Materials

Mikron has developed a variety of drilling and milling tools designed for difficult-to-machine materials such as stainless steels, super alloys and chrome-cobalt alloys. ...MORE

Sumitomo DFC

Double-Sided Milling Cutter Achieves Long-Term Accuracy, High Efficiency

Sumitomo Electric Carbide’s DFC double-sided 90-degree milling cutter features a six-edge insert designed to ensure long-term, stable cutting and high-efficiency machining with high feed rates. ...MORE

Haimer USA Opens North American Headquarters

The new headquarters feature a showroom, training facilities and offices built to support the company’s continued growth. ...MORE

Reasons to Consider Thread Milling

Read about how thread milling can make your shop's processes more efficient, as well as several requirements for thread milling that should be considered. ...MORE

Haimer Power Mill F1304NN

End Mills Provide Stability for Lower Speed Machining

Designed for stainless and general steels, Haimer’s Power Mill F1304NN-series end mill combines a variable-helix flute geometry with a roughing cord profile for more stable milling in machines with limited horsepower. ...MORE