Cutting Tools

Cutting Tools are consumables that are used to shear or chip away at metal in the different types of machining activities. This section covers these consumable tools, which include drills, inserts, and taps. Information on toolholding also can be found here.

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End mill cuts, polishes simultaneously

March 14, 2017

Emuge Corp. has introduced the Cut & Form solid-carbide finishing end mills featuring a patented tool geometry that performs cutting and polishing in one operation.The tool’s dual functionality is attributed to its design, which incorporates three cutting edges to remove material and three...

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Turn to Coatings

February 22, 2017 | By Joe Thompson

As manufacturers begin to machine new materials it pushes cutting tool manufacturers to develop new coatings and new ways to apply coatings to support these demands.

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Walter-Comara joint venture supports manufacturers with Industry 4.0

February 20, 2017

Walter has joined with long-standing software partner Comara to create a new company under joint leadership. “This is a key step in our drive to provide our customers in North America and around the world with smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 solutions,” said Mirko Merlo, president of Walter...

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Emuge introduces tool reconditioning at U.S. facility

February 14, 2017

Emuge Corp., West Boylston, Mass., has introduced tool grinding and reconditioning services at its North American headquarters. It is equipped with the latest CNC grinding machines and inspection equipment, providing tool reconditioning for U.S. and Canadian customers.“Reconditioning Emuge tools...

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The Need for Feed

January 30, 2017 | By Canadian Metalworking

High-feed milling achieves higher metal removal rates, increasing productivity and decreasing machining time regardless of material.

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Greenleaf launches the new ceramic insert grade

January 27, 2017

Greenleaf Corp. has launched the XSYTIN®-1 ceramic insert grade. This new grade is a phase-toughened ceramic insert grade engineered to machine more materials than any other ceramic grade, the company says. It is designed to mill, turn, and groove difficult-to-cut materials at extreme feed rates...

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Grades perform hard part turning

January 26, 2017

Sandvik Coromant has introduced the CB7105 and CB7115 grades for hard part turning, particularly in the ISO H05 to H15 application area.The CB7105 grade offers enhanced crater wear resistance, while CB7115 is designed to provide machinists with better fracture resistance, the company states. These...

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Indexable end mills enable high-precision finishing

January 24, 2017

Tungaloy Corp. has expanded the BallFinishNose series of indexable end mills for machining high-precision die and mould and aerospace components. The asymmetric insert shape secures rigid clamping and prevents dislocation under the extreme operating conditions, providing excellent surface finish...

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Inserts perform grooving and cutoff operations

January 3, 2017

Arno Werkzeuge USA has introduced the SA series of cutting tools and inserts for grooving and part-off or cutoff operations. This modular system uses a single toolholder, which turns into different tool variants by simply changing the support blade and clamp.The line of tools also includes...

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Drilling inserts fight stress on cutting edges

December 28, 2016

Walter has released cast iron drilling inserts for new diameters in the high-speed Color Select P6005-WKK45C grade for Xtra·tec® B401x point drills.These new inserts are available in diameters up to 37.99 mm. With this expansion, the cast iron tools can now be used to drill all holes...

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Solid-carbide end mills feature smaller neck diameters

December 27, 2016

Seco Tools has introduced the Jabro®-Solid2 JS554 line of solid-carbide end mills, which have smaller neck diameters. These tools provide greater clearance when machining complex components, the company states.Smaller neck dimensions make it easier to access parts clamped in complicated...

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Cryogenic tooling pairs with a through-coolant spindle to deliver the -321-degree-F liquid nitrogen to the cutting edge. Photo courtesy of 5ME.

Some Like It Cold

December 13, 2016 | By Sue Roberts

Machining exotic materials creates heat--a lot of heat that is detrimental to tool life, demands a slower removal rate, and creates a heat-affected zone (HAZ) on the material that often requires a downstream removal process.Cryogenic metal removal, in development for several years, has reached the...

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Indexable milling cutter designed for small-part production

December 8, 2016

Kennametal offers the Mill 4-11 indexable milling cutter. It features unique geometry and accurate pocket positioning to offer the free cutting action of a single-sided insert at the price of a double-sided insert, the company reports.It is available in a variety of mounting options, with cutter...

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These small-diameter components were produced for the watch-making industry. Photo courtesy of Horn USA.

Microturning: The same, only different

November 28, 2016 | By Sue Roberts

The size of parts that go into things like cellphones, high-end electronics, and medical and military equipment is continuously getting smaller as nearly everything in our world is being resized to fit in reduced spaces. In the aerospace and automotive industries, the constant goal of...

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Sandvik Coromant launches new app

November 22, 2016

Sandvik Coromant, a supplier of cutting tools, is grouping its online offerings within the company’s new Ifind app, giving purchasers, engineers, and machine operators a new option for finding support for their manufacturing processes.Through the new app, the company provides extensive...

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