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

Coolant-Through Thread Mills Allow Tool to Retain Hardness

Scientific Cutting Tool’s coolant-through thread mills are designed to efficiently use coolant-through technology that allows the tool to retain its hardness, and thereby extending its life, the company says. ...MORE

Anti-Pull Locking System for Metal Removal Applications

Rego-Fix Tool Corporation’s secuRgrip is an anti-pull system that brings tool locking to challenging metal removal applications. ...MORE

Safe-Lock Tool Locking System Secures Cutters

Haimer’s Safe-Lock uses a pin locking system in the ID of a toolholder that engages with a groove on the OD of a cutting tool. ...MORE

Base Holder Enhances Tool Accuracy

The Compacto C3, C4, C5 and C6 base holders enhance the efficiency and productivity of CNC turning machines, the company says. ...MORE

Tungaloy T515 grade

CVD-Coated Grade Delivers Chipping, Peeling Resistance

Tungaloy’sT515 CVD-coated grade features a substrate and coating structure that suits it to machining cast iron. ...MORE