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

Walter USA TC142 blind hole tap

Blind-Hole Taps Handle Stainless Steel Applications

TC142 blind-hole taps from Walter USA are designed for machining stainless steels and ISO-M materials. ...MORE

Tungaloy DoMiniTurn toolholder

Expanded Toolholders for Swiss-Type Lathes

Tungaloy has expanded its DoMiniTurn line of external toolholders for Swiss-type lathes. ...MORE

Sandvik Coromant GC3225 GC3210

Turning Grades for Cast Iron Extend Tool Life

Sandvik Coromant introduces the GC3225 and GC3210 insert grades, designed to cover all cast iron turning operations for both gray and nodular cast iron materials. ...MORE

Mapal CPMill ballnose milling cutter

Ballnose Cutter Adds Cutting Edge for Fast Feed Rates

Designed for the production of homokinetic joints of hardened steel in automotive applications, Mapal’s CPMill ballnose milling cutter has been updated for efficiency in pre-machining (soft milling). ...MORE

Deepgroove Internal Face Grooving

Thinbit, manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company, has expanded the Deepgroove line of support blade style tooling. ...MORE