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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Advancing Manufacturing, Tomorrow and Today


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.



Centerline Issues for Turning Inserts

By: Mark Albert
Tooling experts Mike Fagan and David Grant suspect that many programmers and machinists could use a refresher on the importance and effects of insert alignment in turning operations. This short, amply-illustrated paper is their effort to clear up some of the misunderstanding.

Turning Exotic Materials

By: Christer Richt
Heat-resistant superalloys and titanium alloys are difficult to machine. This overview looks at machining demands and some recent developments that have elevated performance and process security in turning these materials.

Micro-Grooving Tools Provide Many Parts Solutions

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
This shop taps a range of advanced equipment to machine parts from materials such as aluminum, stainless steel and high-nickel-content alloys that often have application critical features. Micro-grooves fall into this category.

Bilz TER ThermoGrip shrink-fit collets

Shrink-Fit Collets Preset Required Tool Length

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
The TER ThermoGrip shrink-fit collets from Bilz feature solid bodies that are not deformed or compressed when clamping, the company says.

Ingersoll T-Tank products

Inserts’ Smaller IC Reduces Carbide, Increases Productivity

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Ingersoll has added two insert styles to its T-Tank product line: the WNMX and DNUX inserts.


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