Precision Machining Technology Review: Cutting Tool Technology

Production Machining showcases some of the latest cutting tool technology from Horn, Heimatec, Big Kaiser, Tungaloy and Inovatools.

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Solid Ceramic End Mills Offer Increased Feed Rates, Broader Speed Range

Greenleaf’s XSYTIN-1 ceramic material provides ultra-high strength and wear resistance at extreme feed rates.

Carmex Solid Carbide Thread Mills Cut Heat-Resistant Materials

Thread mills feature more flutes for improved performance in hard materials and are constructed of a specially formulated carbide that is triple coated.

Tungaloy Adds Grades, Geometries to Grooving, Parting Off Tools

Multifunctional grooving and parting-off line offers a wide range of insert and toolholder variations designed to provide maximum precision and longer tool life.

Suhner’s PolyDrill Multi-Spindle Drill Heads Offer Fixed, Adjustable Hole Pitches

Drill head line features nearly limitless maximum hole spacing, making them flexible for use in a variety of applications.

Sandvik Coromant Carbide Inserts Increase Tool Life, Performance Machining Steel

GC4415 and GC4425 carbide inserts are designed for external and internal machining of low-alloyed and unalloyed steels, delivering increased toughness, heat resistance and predictable wear.

Platinum Tooling Expands Tooling Options for Swiss-Type Automatic Lathes

Citizen tool program added to line of live and static tools for Swiss-Type CNC automatic lathes.

Inovatools’ Primus End Mill Offers Optimized Chip Control

Aluminum Roughing End Mill features internal cooling and multiturning to deliver consistently quiet, low-vibration, energy-efficient performance at extremely high feed rates.

Tungaloy HPC SpinJet High-Speed Spindle Driven by Coolant

High-Speed spindle line utilizes a CNC machine’s existing through-spindle coolant supply as a pressurized power source, eliminating the cost and need of external air or electric power supplies

Walter CBN Indexable Inserts Designed for ISO K, ISO H Materials

Latest CBN grades are said to provide more productivity and reliability for machining cast iron, sintered metals and hardened steel.


Video: High-Performance Hard Turning

Machine shops involved in turning hard parts will be interested in learning about these new inserts that were specially designed for this particular operation.

Video: Micro Insert for Live Tooling on Swiss Lathes

This easy-loading 5-mm I.C. micro insert is designed to run at maximum feed rates and is equipped with fine-pitched densities for high-productivity machining.

Live Demo Video: New Digital Boring Head and App

The EWD EVO digital boring head from Big Kaiser connects with newly developed smartphone and tablet app.

Heimatec Adds Coolant-Through Designs to Drill Head Tooling Line

Options include coolant-through designs up to 1,000 psi on straight and 2,000 psi on angle head tools.

Mikron Tool Offers Cutting Tools in Fractional Inch Dimensions

Now offers swiss cutting tools with diameters in fractional inches, starting from 1/64" up to 1/4".

Kennametal’s HPX Drill Designed for Increased Tool Life, Productivity

Solid carbide drill for steel applications has unique point design and multiphase coating to last longer, generate lower forces and make better holes.

Big Kaiser’s Noventa Cutter has Advanced Geometry for Front, Back Chamfering

Tool transforms chamfering process to improve cycle time, tool life and surface quality.

Horn Supermini Clamping System Increases Repeatability

Clamping method enables cutting inserts to be held in place with more force, which, in turn, makes the entire system more rigid and results in higher repeatability.

Big Kaiser EWA Boring System Compensates for Cutting Edge Wear

When used in conjunction with in-process measuring systems, the closed-loop boring system can automatically compensate for cutting edge wear, resulting in less scrap, improved accuracy and considerable time savings.