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

Forte Rotary Broaches Offer High Wear Resistance

Somma Tool Company’s line of broaches, called Forte, are said to be made of the toughest broaching material available. ...MORE

Emuge’s Tool Program for Threading of Nickel-Based Alloys

Emuge Corp.’s line of high-performance tools for threading demands nickel/super alloy materials to 46 HRC. ...MORE

ID Broaching a Blind Hole in 304 Stainless

When Derby Machine needed a cost effective way to ID broach a blind hole in 304 stainless, a broaching tool from CNC Broach Tool helped reduce scrapped parts and increase accuracy. ...MORE

Sandvik’s Intelligent Deep Hole Machining

Sandvik Coromant’s deep hole machining concept for the STS system – CoroDrill 808. ...MORE

Walter Expands its Cut-SX Single-Edged Grooving System

Walter has added additional sizes and designs to its Walter Cut-SX single-edged grooving system for grooving and parting. ...MORE