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.



Digital Tooling Improves Accuracy, Reduces Scrap

By: Edited by: Emily Probst
By switching to digital boring heads, Impact CNC was able to reduce its scrap rate while increasing precision.

Tooling Selection Keeps Big Aerospace Component In-House

By: Edited by: Emily Probst
Attention to the tool-up process enabled JWF Industries to launch a large-scale defense industry radar frame project, keeping production in-house and ultimately shaving weeks off of the expected production time.

Ultrasonic-Assisted Machining with Standard Machines and Tools

By: Peter Zelinski
A system to be marketed in 2015 will apply ultrasonic vibration from within the toolholder to reduce cutting force and improve the performance of the cut.

Tendo Concentric Clamping for Ultimate Tool Performance

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Schunk’s Tendo Series, which includes the Tendo E Compact, Tendo Platinum, and Tendo Tech toolholders, shares many common features, including excellent vibration damping and improved surface quality, the company says.

Z-Taps for Stainless Steels, High Strength Alloys, Tool and Cast Steels

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Emuge Corp.’s tap program called "Z-Taps" is an extensive line of taps featuring design and engineering that make them ideal for stainless steels, high strength alloys, tool steels and cast steels <=30Rc.


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