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

Quick-Change Tool System Reduces Setup Time

Benz’s Solidfix modular tool-changing system is designed to enable quick tooling changes via adapters that hold a variety of tools. ...MORE

Heimatec U-tec

Flexible Adapter System Available on Right-Angle Heads

Heimatec’s U-tec flexible adapter system is available on all right-angle heads in the company’s line, and models are available for most machine tool lines in the North American market, the company says. ...MORE

GenSwiss Lous Belet SA precision carbide Expert series

Tooling Package for Increased Productivity

GenSwiss offers its Lous Belet SA precision carbide Expert series tooling packages designed for aluminum, brass, titanium, stainless steels and composite material groups. ...MORE

Cogsdill UBT-T4

Single-Roll Burnishing Tool for Compact Spaces

Cogsdill’s UBT-T4 universal single-roll burnishing tool features a compact design for use where limited space is available. ...MORE

Scientific Cutting Tools Coolant Ring Technology

Toolholders Improve Coolant Penetration

Scientific Cutting Tools’ Coolant Ring Technology holders are made from high-quality, heat-treated steel and are black-oxide coated. ...MORE