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.



Big Kaiser MW boring head

Boring Head Provides Options to Ease Chip Removal

By: Edited by Jedd Cole
Big Kaiser Precision Tooling’sMW small-diameter, indexable boring head enables small-hole rough boring diameters ranging from 16 to 21 mm (0.630" to 0.827"), making it ideal for semi-finish boring operations of workpieces with die-cast holes.

A system for turning oil-industry face grooves on a machining center uses an adjustable toolholder along with an NC code generator for creating the unusual path.

Video: Machining API Groove with “Spirograph” Tool Path

By: Peter Zelinski
A system for turning oil-industry face grooves on a machining center uses an adjustable toolholder along with an NC code generator for creating the unusual path.

Greenleaf's ceramic inserts milling

Broader Range of Applications Ahead for Ceramic Inserts?

By: Derek Korn
Greenleaf's phase-toughened ceramic inserts could prove that this kind of technology has a future in more universal milling and turning applications.

Emuge Threads-All ZGF-I thread mills

Expanded Thread Mill Line Includes 3×D Tools

By: Edited by Jedd Cole
Emuge has expanded its line of solid carbide thread mills in its Threads-All Program to include the ZGF-I line of 3×D tools designed for maximum reach.

Turning Grades Bring Wear Resistance to Stainless Steel Machining

By: Edited by Jedd Cole
Sumitomo Electric Carbide offers its AC6030M and AC6040M turning grades for machining stainless steels.


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