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.



Carr Lane Catalog Features Items for Fast Fixturing

By: Jedd Cole
This year’s edition is some 700 pages long.

BXA20 Coated CBN Grade for Hardened Steel

By: Lori Beckman
This CBN grade exhibits excellent wear and fracture resistance in a low to medium cutting speed range, with enhanced tool life in continuous, as well as interrupted, cuts.

Carmex Tiny Tools Cutting Tool

Through-Coolant Cutting Tool Improves Chip Evacuation

By: Hannah Coombs
Carmex Precision Tools expands its Tiny Tools line with the CBR, featuring a chip breaker for improved chip evacuation in boring and profiling operations.

Shefcut Non-Adjustable Reamers Produce Bores with Fine Finishes

By: Lori Beckman
These reamers are for applications where the bore tolerance is ± 0.0005” (0.0127 mm) or more.

Self-Locking Taps Eliminate Assembly Procedures

By: Lori Beckman
The self-locking tap design eliminates time intensive disassembly and assembly procedures and costly fasteners, chemical bonds, nylon plugs or other devices to maintain tightness.


ERIX tool saves up to 90% of the manufacturing time on back spotfacing and chamfering operations.
AMAMCO Tool exceeds ISO and AS 9100 standards for quality, precision, and consistency.
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