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.



Tendo Platinum Precision Toolholders for Durability

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Schunk’s Tendo Platinum toolholder offers durablity, user friendliness and precision for almost any milling, drilling and reaming application.

SwiftCarb Seven-Flute End Mill Allows Helical Ramp of up to 8 Degrees

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Up to 40 percent faster than a standard five-flute end mill, the seven-flute XT7 RampMill's end geometry allows helical ramp engagement of up to 8 degrees in steel and exotic metals, the company says.

Keyless Drill Chucks Ensure Precise Hole Sizing

By: Edited by Jedd Cole
Albrecht’s precision drill chucks, available from Royal Products, are designed to ensure precise hole sizing and extend drill life.

When Thread Milling Makes Sense

By: Don Halas
Threading a workpiece is a fundamental metalworking process that every manufacturing engineer takes for granted.

NT Tool PHC-S

Hydraulic Chuck Toolholder Can Replace Shrink-Fit Holders

By: Edited by Jedd Cole
NT Tool offers its high-accuracy hydraulic chucks in a slim PHC-S toolholder for use in tight spaces.


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