Tooling & Workholding

Exploring the: Cutting Tools Zone


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Save Time with Polygon Turning

Polygon turning provides the capability to manufacture both flat surfaces and radii.


Life Outside of PMTS

Although a bit preoccupied with PMTS lately, we've still managed to keep up with our other editorial duties. I toured the expanded Rego-Fix facility in Switzerland.


Capitalizing on Manufacturing’s Vitality

Most sources indicate that manufacturing in the U.S. is on a very strong path right now.


Making a Deep Hole

Every cutting operation has its own set of parameters that determine the most suitable tool to handle the job.


Toolholder Care and Maintenance Guide

It’s not uncommon for a shop to dedicate a lot of effort to selecting the best toolholder for a particular machining application.


Offset-Style Swiss Toolholders Clear Up Clearance Issues

It’s no secret a Swiss-type machine’s tooling zone is a busy place where space utilization is critical.


What's Happening With Cutting Tools

Shops in North America are machining high-value parts, including parts made from difficult-to-machine metals, as a larger share of their workload. When the MMS editors recently listed topics related to cutting tools that we intend to watch closely,...


Inspecting Tapers, Part 2: Toolholder Gaging

A few months ago, we discussed the calibration of conical taper masters, which are used to master taper gages. Now let's look at the parts those gages are used to inspect—toolholders.


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