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.



Rego-Fix Offers Retrofit Coolant-Through System for Static Tooling

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Following the success of its retrofit reCool coolant-through system for live tooling on CNC lathes, Rego-Fix has expanded the low-maintenance system to bring internal cooling capabilities to static toolholders on Swiss automatic machines, the company says.  

Walter Capto Clamping System and Indexable Inserts

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Walter has enhanced its versatile family of Xtra·tec insert drills with the addition of the Walter Capto clamping system and indexable inserts with Tiger·tec Silver cutting tool material.

SpiroGrooving Solution for Seal Ring Groove Machining

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
SpiroGrooving, a method for seal ring grooves developed by Sandvik Coromant, ensures high output of quality components and meets tough security demands.

OSG’s Pheonix Catalog for Indexable Drilling and Milling

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
The OSG Phoenix Vol. 4 catalog is available in print and digital versions.

Iscar Launches Grooving and Turning Tool with Side Clamping

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Iscar has introduced the GEHSR/L-SL tool family for Swiss-type and screw machines.


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