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.



Tungaloy AH905 grade and HMM-type chipbreaker

Chipbreaker, Grade Offer Reliable Turning High-Temperature Alloys

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Tungaloy has introduced the AH905 grade and HMM-type chipbreaker, specifically designed to optimize turning in high-temperature alloys.

Walter Titex X-treme deep-hole drills

Deep-Hole Drills Avoid Pecking

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Walter USA has added the Titex X-treme D40 and D50 to its line of solid carbide deep-hole drills.

Video: Trial Cuts with Ultrasonic-Assisted Machining

By: Peter Zelinski
Ultrasonic-assisted machining reduces friction in metal cutting to enable a standard tool to cut faster and more smoothly. Video shows comparison cuts of the same machine and tool with and without this new accessory.

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.


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