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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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.



The Anatomy of an End Mill for Titanium

By: Mark Albert
Titanium is often characterized as a “challenging workpiece material.” Certainly, machining this material is a challenge to milling machines, cutting tools and workholding accessories that are suitable for machining more common materials such as mild steel, cast iron or aluminum.

Expanded Anti-Pullout System Enables Secure Titanium Milling with ER Collet Systems

By: Mark Albert
Because of the extreme forces involved in machining titanium and other hard metals, it is necessary to take precautions to avoid pullout—the tendency for a cutting tool such as an end mill to gradually loosen in its holder and possibly be twisted out entirely.

Groove Milling Cuts Down Cycle Time for Inconel Part

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
When a shop tries to outsource a part, but no vendors want to take on the job, it’s time for that shop to figure out how to machine the job on its own.

Acoustic Emission Sensing Improves Productivity and Prolongs Grinding Wheel Life

By: Mark Astor
In production of precision metal parts such as automotive or aerospace components, grinding to precise tolerances is of utmost importance.

M.A. Ford Cyclone CXD drill

High-Performance Drill Features Lower Thrust Point Geometry

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
The Cyclone CXD drill from M.A. Ford enables high-performance drilling in materials ranging from 4140 steel to titanium.


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