Tooling & Workholding

Cutting Tools
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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Video: Big Boring Operations on a Marine Prop Housing


East Texas Machine Works focuses on large-scale work. Here’s a video showing impressive boring operations on a marine component.

Video: Modulation Assisted Machining


This footage shows the effect of a techology that speeds and simplifies center drilling by oscillating the drill through many pecks per second.



Ultrasonic-Assisted Machining with Standard Machines and Tools

By: Peter Zelinski
A system to be marketed in 2015 will apply ultrasonic vibration from within the toolholder to reduce cutting force and improve the performance of the cut.

Tendo Concentric Clamping for Ultimate Tool Performance

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Schunk’s Tendo Series, which includes the Tendo E Compact, Tendo Platinum, and Tendo Tech toolholders, shares many common features, including excellent vibration damping and improved surface quality, the company says.

Z-Taps for Stainless Steels, High Strength Alloys, Tool and Cast Steels

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Emuge Corp.’s tap program called "Z-Taps" is an extensive line of taps featuring design and engineering that make them ideal for stainless steels, high strength alloys, tool steels and cast steels <=30Rc.

Rotary Broach Allows Part Marking

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Polygon Solution Inc.’s new Made in the U.S.A. broach is a rotary broach with multiple text letters allowing machinists to stamp or mark their part in a lathe or milling machine without removing the part from the machine.

Xpress Adds Indexable Inserts to Counterboring

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Walter has expanded its Xpress rapid design and delivery service to the realm of “specials” with the addition of indexable insert tools for drilling, counterboring or precision boring tools.


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