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.



Heule Precision Tools SF back-spotfacing tool

Tool Performs Counterboring, Spotfacing in Difficult-to-Access Areas

By: Edited by Jedd Cole
Heule Precision Tools’ BSF tool for automated, high-volume back-spotfacing and counterboring enables a counterbore ratio of 2.3×D.

SCT indexable tooling

Indexable Boring Bars, Port Tools, Thread Mills Provide Through Coolant

By: Edited by Jedd Cole
Scientific Cutting Tools offers a line of indexable boring bars, port tools and thread mills that use through-coolant technology.

Shop Improves Turning with Indexable Coated Carbide Inserts

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
This shop retooled a heavy duty OD turning and facing job for gummy 4130 steel. It tripled the material removal rate and more than doubled tool life after making this change.

Fives Citco PCD micro-boring bars

Micro-Boring Bars Resist Wear

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Citco PCD micro-boring bars from Fives feature a tungsten carbide body and PCD grade to optimize performance.

Rollomatic GrindSmart 528XW tool grinder

Tool Grinder Features Wheel/Nozzle Changer

By: Edited by Jedd Cole
Rollomatic has expanded its series of multi-axis tool grinding and peel grinding machines with the GrindSmart 528XW five-axis CNC tool grinding machine with wheel/nozzle changer.


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