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.

Featured Zone Content

Productive Trade-Offs in Rough Turning

Maximizing productivity in rough turning operations requires a balance of trade-offs between the properties of the cutting tool substrate and the characteristics of its chipbreaker geometry....MORE

When to Consider Customized Cutting Tools

What is the real cost of choosing standard or customized tooling if time is money and efficiency translates into profits? It’s a question many shops face regularly. ...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

Haimer Kennametal KM4X

Rigid Spindle Interface with Tool-Locking Technology

Kennametal and Haimer have developed the KM4X spindle interface with Safe-Lock toolholder technology. ...MORE

Haimer Kennametal Duo-Lock

Modular Interface for Cutting Tool Heads

Haimer and Kennametal introduce the new modular Duo-Lock interface for carbide cutting tool heads. ...MORE

An Extreme Part-Off Demo Returns to IMTS 2014

The strength of part-off tools is shown in demonstrations whereby they part off a railroad rail and sledge hammer head. Talk about significant interrupted cuts… ...MORE

Emuge Z-Tap

Tap's Multi-Layered Coating Reduces Friction, Heat

Emuge's Z-Tap line is designed with an advanced chamfer geometry and rake/flute form for use with stainless steel, high-strength alloys, tool steels and cast steels of 30 HRc and below. ...MORE

High-Feed Milling Cutters Offer 0.060" Depth of Cut

Ingersoll offers its Hi-Feed Midi family of milling cutters featuring strong, positive rake face angles, four insert indexes, rigid clamping and high tensile screws, designed for efficient, cost-effective machining. ...MORE