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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Cutting a Micron at a Time

When the task is to remove very small amounts of material, this process may be the answer. ...MORE

Video: Modulation Assisted Machining

This footage shows the effect of a techology that speeds and simplifies center drilling by oscillating the drill through many pecks per second....MORE

Schunk Tribos-RM toolholder

Toolholder Accommodates Micromachining Tools

Schunk’s Tribos-RM precision toolholder features an ISO interface and is well-suited for holding the small tools used in micromachining operations. ...MORE

Quick-Change Can Equal Quick Savings

Quick-change systems minimize the hassle of the tool change, cutting the process from several minutes to mere seconds. Shortened tool change time means more cutting time on the machine and increased productivity. ...MORE

Sandvik Coromant CoroCut QD

Cutting System Parts off Long Overhangs

Sandvik Coromant’s CoroCut QD system is designed for machining deep grooves and parting off with long overhangs. ...MORE

Kyocera MFH-Raptor high-feed milling cutter

High-Feed Milling Cutter Resists Vibration

The MFH-Raptor high-feed milling cutter from Kyocera Industrial Ceramics features a vibration-resistant design for increased productivity in ramping and helical milling at high speeds. ...MORE

MESI Chipbreaker for Swiss Turning Features a Low Cutting Force

Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc. adds MESI chipbreaker for Swiss turning and small parts machining. ...MORE