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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A drilling solution improves the production of a component that is critical for correcting spinal disorders. Meanwhile, an apprenticeship program ensures that improvements like this one can continue into the future.

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.



Tecnara Tooling Systems catalog angle heads

Angle Heads for Complex Milling, Drilling, Tapping

By: Edited by Jedd Cole
Tecnara Tooling Systems offers a full-color catalog.

Coolant-Through Thread Mills Allow Tool to Retain Hardness

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Scientific Cutting Tool’s coolant-through thread mills are designed to efficiently use coolant-through technology that allows the tool to retain its hardness, and thereby extending its life, the company says.

Anti-Pull Locking System for Metal Removal Applications

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Rego-Fix Tool Corporation’s secuRgrip is an anti-pull system that brings tool locking to challenging metal removal applications.

Safe-Lock Tool Locking System Secures Cutters

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Haimer’s Safe-Lock uses a pin locking system in the ID of a toolholder that engages with a groove on the OD of a cutting tool.

Base Holder Enhances Tool Accuracy

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
The Compacto C3, C4, C5 and C6 base holders enhance the efficiency and productivity of CNC turning machines, the company says.


ERIX tool saves up to 90% of the manufacturing time on back spotfacing and chamfering operations.
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