NTK Cutting Tools

46929 Magellan Rd.
Wixom , MI 48393 US

A division of NGK Spark Plug (USA), Inc.


As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Cutting Tool Technology Aids Lights-Out Machining Applications

Cutting Tool Technology Aids Lights-Out Machining Applications
These features can help improve cutting tool stability, standardize cutting performance and extend tool life, enabling shops to confidently run unattended shifts.  

Chips curl off a shaft as a ceramic cutting tool insert takes a profile cut on a CNC turning machine.

7 Tips for Programming Ceramic Cutting Tools
Ceramic tools require different thinking and a willingness to tweak tool paths developed with carbide in mind.


Why Y?
Better chip control on Swiss-type lathes, for one. “Y” refers to the Y-axis/gang-tool-slide motion these machines use primarily to bring a different tool into position for a different turning operation.

toolholders for Swiss-types

Why Y?
This toolholder takes advantage of a Swiss-type’s Y-axis motion to approach and engage the barstock from the side, which helps prevent “bird nesting.”

Why the Y?

Why the Y?
See how Y-axis toolholders enable Swiss-type lathes to realize better chip control.

Product Categories of NTK Cutting Tools

Boring Tools for Turning Machines
Cut-Off Tools/Attachments
End Mills
Form Tools
Grooving Tools
Inserts, Indexable (Carbide, etc.) & Tool Inserts
Milling Cutters
Thread Whirling Tools
Threading Tools
Tooling Materials, Carbides
Tooling Materials, Ceramics
Tooling Systems, Modular and/or Quick-Change

Trade Names

NTK Cutting Tools