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 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

Micro-Grooving Tools Provide Many Parts Solutions

This shop taps a range of advanced equipment to machine parts from materials such as aluminum, stainless steel and high-nickel-content alloys that often have application critical features. Micro-grooves fall into this category. ...MORE

The Basics of Rotary Broaching

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

AH8000 Series PVD Grades and Chipbreakers for Heat Resistant Alloys

The two AH8000 grades include AH8015, the first choice grade with well-balanced wear and fracture resistance and the AH8005, the high hardness grade with excellent wear resistance. ...MORE

Carmex Mini Tools

Multifunction Tool Line Available in Inch Dimensions

Originally introduced in metric configurations, Carmex’s Mini Tools line is now available in standard inch dimensions. ...MORE

Video: Accelerated Blisk Milling

CAM and cutting tool companies develop a process for machining a titanium bladed disk in less than half the conventionally expected cycle time. ...MORE

Supermill XVP and XVPS end mills

Carbide End Mills for Titanium, Steel, Stainless Alloys

Supermill offers its XPV and XPVS series of carbide end mills for roughing or finishing difficult materials, featuring a four-flute, variable-pitch and helix design. ...MORE

Evacuation Plan

Milling deep grooves generates tons of chips that are sometimes hard to clear. This internal coolant device provides an innovative solution to this challenge. ...MORE