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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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.



Synchroflex II.

Tap Holder Equipped with Internal Coolant

By: Edited by Julianne Mobilian
Tapmatic offers the Synchroflex II tap holder, includes a balanced, high-pressure internal coolant system with maximum flow rates for increased tap life and thread quality, especially in deep blind holes.

Rotary broach tools.

Rotary Broach Tools Cut Rosan-Type Ports

By: Edited by Julianne Mobilian
Slater Tools offers a line of rotary broach tools for producing forms popular in the aerospace and fastener industries.

Thread Chaser.

Inserts Integrate Multi-Tooth Patterns to Support Push/Pull Threading

By: Edited by Julianne Mobilian
Seco Tools offers the Thread Chaser, an insert designed to produce high-performance threads in a single pass.

Webinar: Increase Milling Output on Your Existing Machine

By: Peter Zelinski
It is not always the strength of the tool or the power of the machine that limits your depth of cut. In many cases, the limitation is the tendency to vibrate. Learn how to mill more productively by selecting spindle speeds tailored to your machine’s dynamics.

When to Consider Customized Cutting Tools

By: Chris Koepfer (editor)
What is the real cost of choosing standard or customized tooling if time is money and efficiency translates into profits? It’s a question many shops face regularly.


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