Tooling & Workholding

Exploring the: Cutting Tools Zone
Article


Sort by:

« Prev | | Next »


Making Cutting Tools in New Ways


Average Chip Thickness Dictates Milling Performance

Attaining the correct average chip thickness for a particular insert should be a chief goal in any milling application. Here's an explanation of what that term means and why it's important.


In-House Tool Grinding: the “Indirect” Machine Tool Investment

Though CNC tool grinders are used primarily by cutting tool manufacturers and regrinding services, several factors have made these machines increasingly attractive for in-house tool grinding by production facilities.


Thread Whirling in the Medical Field

After working in this industry for even a short time, you are in tune with all the things around you that have been created on a metalworking machine tool and realize how extensive the list is.


Use the Machine Tool to Machine Tools

This shop has developed various time-saving tool components by creating them internally, including one tooling solution now being used by other shops as well.


Tips for Improved Holemaking

A few drill types dominate holemaking, a machining process made up of sub-areas that are evolving along with changing drill capabilities.


Craftsman's Cribsheet: Drilling Problem Checklist

Problems with drills and hole-making are getting even more frequent as more jobs are being run in non-free-machining steels.


The Case for Exchangeable-Tip Drills

These tools fill a middle ground between the precision of solid carbide and the flexibility of indexable inserts.


Holder Design Locks Tools in Place

Tough to machine materials, aggressive metal removal rates and long, awkward tool overhangs are machining conditions that require toolholders to perform flawlessly and provide strong gripping force, high precision and vibration control.


Making Micro Threads

Production of micro threads can be challenging, but using the most suitable tools for a given application can simplify the task.


« Prev | | Next »



Drilling, routing, milling, reaming.
AMAMCO Tool engineers custom tooling for your most critical applications.
ERIX tool saves up to 90% of the manufacturing time on back spotfacing and chamfering operations.