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.



Automatic Tool Changers

Economy Automatic Toolholders Available for Range of Lathe Sizes, Types

By: Jedd Cole
Automatic Tool Changers Inc. introduces a complete range of economical tool turrets for CNC lathes and turning centers, including replacements for the now-discontinued Dorian turrets used on Haas TL-series lathes.

Widia´s Disc-Style, Carbide-Tipped Reamer Resistant to Vibration

By: Lori Beckman
This reamer uses a single carbide disc and brazed joint, providing a strong connection that is virtually immune to thermal effects during machining operations, the company says.

PcBN Tool Grades for Hard Turning Applications

By: Jedd Cole
Fives offers Citco’s CiBN HT series of cutting tools with coated polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PcBN) grades for hard turning applications.

Somma Highlights its ‘Forte’ at First-Time Exhibit

By: Lori Beckman
This broach tool manufacturer makes and stocks standard size hex and square broach tools made from Forte material instead of basic M2 high speed steel, resulting in very good wear resistance for longer tool life.

Why You Should Be Excited about a Boring App

By: Derek Korn
Big Kaiser’s new line of EWD Evo digital boring heads is designed to make a machine operator’s life easier. This you can see for yourself in the company’s Booth W-1600, as units are synced with a smartphone/tablet app developed to enhance user friendliness while assembling and running those tools.


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