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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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

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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

Custom Shaving Attachments for CNC Machines

The culture of constant improvement developed by Peterson Tool is visible in its tools, in particular the ThriftShave platform, the company says. ...MORE

Sawing Systems and Circular Saws for CNC Turning Machines

Users of Watkins’ SAW-lutions systems and circular saws provide cut off, groove, form and straddle-mill on turning machines. ...MORE

Tooling with Adjustable Overhang Length Mechanism

NTK Cutting Tools continues to expand its line of Swiss tools with Stick Duo Splash. ...MORE

Multi-Pocket Selectable Toolholder Speeds Insert Indexing

Modern Industries’ mPower SpinSelect multi-pocket selectable toolholder is designed to promote productivity and consistency by decreasing downtime for tool and insert setups and change-overs. ...MORE

Miniature Brush Kit Features Stainless Steel Construction

BRM’s line of precision cross-hole deburring brushes feature all stainless steel construction. ...MORE