CUTTING TOOLS

The Case for Abrasive Finishing Tools in CNC Applications

According to Brush Research Manufacturing, abrasive finishing tools do not release large amounts of grit into a machine’s coolant. Hear from three shops using these tools.
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Increasing Productivity in Drilling Holes in Steel

A new three-fluted drill designed for high production can improve the speed of drilling holes in steel by 50% while improving roundness and accuracy.

Kennametal Introduces FBX Drill for Aerospace Machining

The FBX drill from Kennametal is designed for flat-bottom drilling for structural aerospace parts, combining advantages from a flat-bottom drill and a Z-axis plunge mill.

Ingersoll Introduces Superturnz Inserts

Superturnz, a multi-directional turning system that uses the front and back cutting edge of a four-corner insert, is now available from Ingersoll.

TungBore-Mini Boring Toolholders Improve Chip Evacuation

Tungaloy has released boring toolholders for its TungBore-Mini line. The company says these toolholders maximize chip evacuation for small-diameter boring contexts.

Tungaloy AH9130 Extends Life in ISO P, M and K Applications

Tungaloy’s AH9130 insert grade for its DrillForce-Meister line of exchangeable-head drills enhances tool life and wear-pattern predictability for ISO P, M and K hole-making applications.

Palmgren Releases Durable, Heavy-Duty Bench Grinders

Palmgren’s heavy-duty bench grinder provides what the company says are longer duty cycles under load and less speed degradation than competing products.

EMAG Acquires Samputensili

EMAG has acquired Samputensili Machine Tools and Samputensili CLC, planning to merge them into EMAG SU Srl.

Horn Tooling Boosts Pipe and Coupling Machining Performance

Horn USA has developed a variety of different tooling solutions to assist end users and manufacturers of machine tools in the pipe and coupling production market.

Horn's EH Geometry Prioritizes Rigidity and Chip Control

Horn’s EH geometry mitigates parting-off cutting forces and ensures chip control, increasing rigidity and enabling higher feed rates as a result.

Walter WAL-506 Cermet Turning Inserts Boost Stability

Walter’s WAL-506 indexable cermet turning inserts use the company’s FP2 geometry to reduce vibration, produce stronger corners and enhance surface finish.

Dormer Pramet Offers Versatile Stainless Steel Insert Array

Dormer Pramet’s range of stainless steel cutters and inserts optimizes productivity on low-power machines, while also offering versatility for different cutting conditions and applications.

Walter Increases Strength and Teeth of Xtra-Tec XT M5130

Walter has revised its Xtra-Tec XT M5130 shoulder milling cutter, increasing its productivity with more teeth, an enhanced clearance angle and a new insert-mounting position.

Dormer Pramet HX Jobber Drills Boost Efficiency and Rigidity

Dormer Pramet's HX high-speed steel jobber drills feature a combination of substrate and drill angle that reduces thrust requirements and increases rigidity.

Robotics Partners Design Easy-to-Use Robotic Deburring Cell

RoboDK, DIY-Robotics and ATI Industrial Automation have released a plug-and-play Robotic Deburring Cell technology bundle, which they say rapidly integrates into user systems.

Allied Machine Expands Boring Line with Wohlhaupter VolCut

Allied Machine and Engineering has introduced the Wohlhaupter VolCut insert holder, which features a high cutting speed and material removal up to 2.755”.

GWS Tool Group Acquires Taurus Tool & Engineering

GWS Tool Group has acquired Taurus Tool and Engineering, a manufacturer of precision custom round, HSS and carbide-step tools.

Big Kaiser Releases Smallest Yet EWN Boring Heads

Big Kaiser has debuted two smaller sizes of its EWN Smart Damper precision boring heads, which it says eliminate vibration in deep-hole finish boring.

Walter Xtra-tec XT M5012 Comes Fully Ground or Sintered

Walter’s Xtra-tec XT M5012 ships in fully ground and sintered configurations, increasing the cost-effectiveness and precision of this versatile face mill.

Royal Products Hires New Regional Business Manager

Royal Products has hired Kendal Glotzbach as its new regional business manager for Indiana and Michigan.

Why Binderless CBN Inserts Turn Titanium Faster

A new formulation of cubic boron nitride could provide a more solid alternative to cemented carbide as finish-machining becomes more demanding. 

Carmex Multi-Function Milling Tool is Versatile, Durable

Carmex’s Multi-Function Milling Tool performs six milling operations on a single tool, while maintaining high performance and durability.