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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Calculating Surface Footage and RPM for Optimum Tool Life

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Skiving

Artistry with Skive Tools

Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “All limitations are self-imposed.” This statement often holds true as machinists apply their creativity in skiving applications....MORE

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

UBT-T4 Universal Single Roll Burnishing Tool Offers Compact Design

This turning holder-style tool is designed for, but not limited to, use on multi-spindle automatic and screw machines. ...MORE

Allied Machine & Engineering Purchases UK Subsidiary

The buying company acquired half of Maxcut more than 20 years ago, and bought the remaining half last year. ...MORE

OSG USA Acquires Amamco

The acquiring company says that Amamco’s offerings will enable it to expand in the aerospace market. ...MORE

Heule Tool Relocates to Larger Facility

The new facility doubles the company’s space. ...MORE

This TungTriShred flute mill on display at Tungaloy’s product seminar is equipped with chip-splitting inserts whose wavy edges break chips and reduce machining load.

Tungaloy’s Product Seminar Focuses on How to Reduce the Real Costs of Production

More than 1,050 products are included in the latest TungForce line, leveraging coatings and geometries to hit machining costs where it counts: speed. ...MORE