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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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

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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

Concentric Clamping for Ultimate Tool Performance

The Tendo product line shares many common features, including excellent vibration damping and improved surface quality, according to manufacturer Schunk. ...MORE

Seco Duratomic coated grades

Steel Turning Grades Coated for Enhanced Performance

Seco Tools has introduced three turning insert grades designed for toughness and hardness in machining steel alloys as well as cast irons and stainless steels. ...MORE

Parlec SimulFit toolholding system

Toolholding System Improves Tool Connection Rigidity

Parlec’s SimulFit dual-contact taper toolholding system is available on ER collet chucks, shell mill holders, end mill holders and milling chucks. ...MORE

Face-Grooving System Expands Depth Range

Horn’s 25A face grooving system includes a toolholder with square shanks, cassettes and round shanks with internal coolant to boost chip flow. ...MORE

Intrepid Tool Industries catalog

Tooling for Aerospace Materials Available

Intrepid Tool Industries offers its 2015/2016 full-line catalog, featuring its current offering of drills, reamers and countersinks suitable for machining composites, aluminum, titanium and other aerospace materials. ...MORE