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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When to Consider Customized Cutting Tools

What is the real cost of choosing standard or customized tooling if time is money and efficiency translates into profits? It’s a question many shops face regularly. ...MORE

The Basics of Rotary Broaching

This effective process creates a non-round shape on the inside or outside of a part....MORE

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Innovations in Five-Edged Parting and Grooving Inserts

Here's an alternative to the standard circlip-type grooving system, offering five cutting edges with fast indexing from either side. ...MORE

Cutting a Micron at a Time

When the task is to remove very small amounts of material, this process may be the answer. ...MORE

Video: Modulation Assisted Machining

This footage shows the effect of a techology that speeds and simplifies center drilling by oscillating the drill through many pecks per second....MORE

Synchroflex II.

Tap Holder Equipped with Internal Coolant

Tapmatic offers the Synchroflex II tap holder, includes a balanced, high-pressure internal coolant system with maximum flow rates for increased tap life and thread quality, especially in deep blind holes. ...MORE

Webinar: Increase Milling Output on Your Existing Machine

It is not always the strength of the tool or the power of the machine that limits your depth of cut. In many cases, the limitation is the tendency to vibrate. Learn how to mill more productively by selecting spindle speeds tailored to your machine’s dynamics. ...MORE

When to Consider Customized Cutting Tools

What is the real cost of choosing standard or customized tooling if time is money and efficiency translates into profits? It’s a question many shops face regularly. ...MORE

Techniks NAP Gladu G-Force

High-Speed Metal Cutoff Blades Offered

Available from Techniks, NAP Gladu's G-Force line of thin kerf cutoff saw blades are designed for use in high-speed cutoff machines including those manufactured by Tsune, Nishijimax, Amada and Kasto, among others. ...MORE

Multidec Lube Coolant Clamp Reduces Setup Time

GenSwiss’ Multidec-Lube coolant-through toolholder clamp for CNC Swiss machines permits optimum coolant jet positioning, eliminates time bending and aiming coolant lines, reduces overall setup time and prevents stringy chips collecting on cutting tools, the company says. ...MORE