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.

Supermini Type 105 Carbide Inserts for Hard Machining

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
The Supermini type 105 tool system from Horn performs demanding tasks involving bore diameters between 0.2 mm (0.008") and 6 mm (0.236"), with more than 1,000 versions of the carbide insert that fit one toolholder.

Briney Tooling End Mill Holders Produce Reduced Runout Capability

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Briney Tooling Systems’ Tru Position end mill holders with reduced TIR of 0.0002 use a custom engineered internal eccentric grinding technique that produces the reduced runout capability.

Haimer Cool Flash toolholder diagram

Alternate Coolant Delivery Method Made a Difference

By: Derek Korn
Haimer's Cool Flash toolholder delivers coolant through small slits to cover the entire tool circumference.

Sandvik Coromant's

“Spirograph” Generates Face Grooves on a Machining Center

By: Peter Zelinski
Sandvik Coromant's unusual "SpiroGrooving" system uses an adjustable toolholder to machine API grooves on a machining center.

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The Cutter Affects Capacity

By: Peter Zelinski
New machine tools allowed CTG to cut cycle time by 75 percent, but that wasn’t enough. Finding the right tool and process cut that cycle time further, giving the oil-industry manufacturer the capacity needed to support an important new product.

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