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

Walter Capto Clamping System and Indexable Inserts

Walter has enhanced its versatile family of Xtra·tec insert drills with the addition of the Walter Capto clamping system and indexable inserts with Tiger·tec Silver cutting tool material. ...MORE

SpiroGrooving Solution for Seal Ring Groove Machining

SpiroGrooving, a method for seal ring grooves developed by Sandvik Coromant, ensures high output of quality components and meets tough security demands. ...MORE

OSG’s Pheonix Catalog for Indexable Drilling and Milling

The OSG Phoenix Vol. 4 catalog is available in print and digital versions. ...MORE

Iscar Launches Grooving and Turning Tool with Side Clamping

Iscar has introduced the GEHSR/L-SL tool family for Swiss-type and screw machines. ...MORE

Coming Soon: New Duratomic

On April 1, Seco launches an upgrade to its well-known workhorse coated cutting tool line. ...MORE