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Eagle Manufacturing is a thriving student-run manufacturing business out of Brown County High School in Nashville, Indiana.
More than 40 years ago, the indexable insert drill changed the way machinists make holes. It continues to do so today.
From Rene 41, 718 stainless steel and 625 Inconel to titanium and carbon fiber, the materials used in the aerospace and defense industry sector as well as space exploration continue to present significant toolholding challenges. A toolholder can tackle these challenges.
Minority-owned Preco Manufacturing achieves superior finishes for aerospace applications while overcoming V-flange CNC milling problems via JM Performance Products’ high-torque retention knobs.
Manufacturers can achieve 90% machine use reduction with power skiving.
On its 80th anniversary, the KEO brand looks ahead to the future. The company's long-range strategy is to build upon the trust and reputation of the brand and to acquire diverse, complementary companies to drive overall growth.
Tools today are far superior to those used in previous firearm production methods, which provides the opportunity to combine operations into a single cutting tool, eliminating the need for additional tooling in the machine shop.
Machining titanium cost-effectively requires special attention to the distinctive features of this material – particularly for choosing the right tools.
Predicting tool wear for process security and reduced waste in steel turning is a critical component of unmanned production.
Advanced tool holders with precision coolant improve cost-efficiency in steel turning.
Branding for Gorilla Mill, a manufacturer of carbide drills, endmills and cutting tools, is simian-themed, aggressive and fun, and it comes with the tagline “Weapons of Mass Production.” The company has grown in employees, distributors and a diverse spread of customers. ANCA's CNC machines have played a large role in Gorilla Mill's progress.
Fast, flexible custom tooling, easy access to tool data through cloud technology and automation are some of the technologies driving tool production processes, according to a recent discussion between two industry executives.
Changing a three-axis machining process from a vertical machining center (VMC) to a horizontal machining center (HMC) offers many benefits.
A tool manufacturer overcomes the challenges of excessive heat generation in the cutting zone.
Supporting both the growth of U.S. manufacturing and the growth of the cutting tools market is ARCH Cutting Tools, with its expanded, all-American Patriot High Performance portfolio.
The global pandemic has impacted businesses around the world, but for Aiguisatek, a Canada-based sharpening service, the impact was compounded by stringent local regulation in the Quebec province that all but shut down manufacturing in the area. Automation technology solved these challenges.
Choosing the right tools, and determining the right tool calculations, is vital to overcome diversification challenges and developing new revenue streams.
Many countries are moving to end the sales of fossil-fueled cars, and auto manufacturers are experimenting with electric vehicle technology to meet these requirements. The trend may have an impact on cutting tool sales, according to a new post by ANCA, a manufacturer of cutting tools.
Auto parts manufacturer SB Dezigns in North East, Maryland, has implemented a new end mill and chuck solution that helped them save 62% in costs on a recent application.
Unlike cutting tool manufacturers who produce the same product, the same SKUs, year after year, engineer-to-order cutting tool manufacturers are constantly managing revisions to meet the custom, one-of-a-kind demands of customers.
Unlike machining other materials, machining stainless steel requires review of myriad aspects prior to beginning work in the machine shop. While machining stainless has unique challenges, its benefits outweigh those challenges.
Machining medical components cost-effectively and reliably requires high-precision tools that have been tested in practice to meet specifications that often reaches the micron level. Tool manufacturer, Inovatools, offers the Inomed range of tools for this application.

Wisconsin-based Integrity Saw & Tool Inc. purchased a Vollmer CHX 840 circular saw blade sharpening machine with the Vollmer HS automated loading station to increase capacity to meet the demand from a new pallet manufacturing customer.
Fewer than 30% of manufacturers have extensively adopted Industry 4.0 technologies, according to findings published in a new report, but manufacturers’ reluctance to go digital might have to change if they are to adapt to an unpredictable future. Sandvik Coromant's testing finds that an increase in machine utilization can result in a higher gross profit margin.
Continuous development of customer-focused tool solutions is the idea behind the growth of Paul Horn GmbH, suppliers of cutting tools for manufacturers of machine tools for pipe and coupling production, as well as end users. 
Marcus Ralston explains his outlook regarding three key milestones of the evolution taking the cutting tool industry into the 21st century.

Inovatools USA LLC in Hartland, Michigan, offers a broad product range of high-performance solid carbide mills that meet the exacting requirements in mold, fixture and die manufacturing.
Many machine shops are losing tens of thousands of dollars in company profits each year by not implementing quick-change tooling on mills and lathes. Implementing this technology can easily reduce downtime an hour a day.
September 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $156.1 million. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was up 14.7 percent from August's $136.1 million and down 20.5 percent when compared with the $196.3 million reported for September 2019.
A new line of aluminum tools from Inovatools utilizes the ta-C thin-layered coating that the company says makes the process of machining aluminum and its alloys more productive and cost-effective.
Don Schumacher Motorsports (DSM) is one of the country’s most successful motorsports companies, both on and off the track. Tooling from Sandvik Coromant helped the company achieve some impressive goals.
While the latest data on cutting tool orders shows a decline, orders appear to have “found a bottom” and tool suppliers look to the future with the release of a multitude of new tooling, workholding, machine tools and accessories into the marketplace.
Fastems Group will host an online Open House & Conference entitled "Productivity Beyond Machine Tending" that will showcase the latest developments in automation and surrounding technologies.
The main driver of business sustainability goals is to make an impact on the environment. Another benefit is the economic value of implementing sustainable actions. Can businesses save money, and protect the planet? Sandvik thinks so.
When it comes to designing, CAD software has its place, but purchasing and maintaining multiple CAD licenses can be expensive. Kisters offers a solution for supplying CAD to multiple users.
Industrial automation is changing the way cutting tool manufacturers operate. Machines can take on the heavy lifting at each stage of production letting workers get on with less repetitive tasks. And while automation may sound costly and complex to implement, it’s not reserved just for big business.
Schunk, a premium tooling and resharpening company in Germany, utilizes state-of-the-art grinding systems and an ANCA workflow RFID system to finish job packets in a chaotic fashion driven by production needs rather than by job order.
Registration is now open for Ceratizit’s virtual event that runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 30, 2020.

The larger the series of parts to be produced, the more important cycle times and tool costs are. Designing machinery and tooling through a collaborative design process reduces cycle times and tooling costs, while improving part quality.
The Integrex i-H series of multi-tasking machines from Mazak was designed to allow for additional automation technologies to be added onto the machine after purchase as a company's production needs grow and change.

Tooling manufacturers must machine tools to cut an evolving array of materials from exotic metals to composites and meet ever-more exacting tolerances and produce more complex shapes and radii.
Ceratizit USA Inc. has joined forces with several companies to make ventilators.
Bloomfield, CT – Dapra Corp., an American manufacturer of indexable carbide milling tools and inserts, is pleased to announce an initiative to support U.S. shops that are pivoting their manufacturing processes to supply the medical industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As an industry #ANCATooloftheYear celebrates the knowledge and imagination of cutting tool craftsmen, creating tools with the perfect geometry, profile and finish that shape and build our world every day.
According to the 2017 McKinsey report "Making it in America – Revitalizing U.S. Manufacturing," the manufacturing industry is responsible for 35% of the nation’s productivity growth, 60% of its exports and about 70% of private sector R&D spending. These figures point to just how impactful American manufacturing is to the U.S. economy. Visionary American manufacturers have the opportunity to lead the evolution in this industry, which is the basis for the growth/investment strategy of ARCH Cutting Tools (ACT).
When making a cutting tool, I tend to think of a drill, endmill or other metalcutting tool being produced on a CNC tool and cutter grinder in a factory. A book by Bradley Richardson, however, describes how to make a different type of cutting tool with manual tools and equipment in a nonproduction environment. Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc., Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, “Making Your Own Bush Knife: A Beginner’s Guide for the Backyard Knifemaker,” details the process of creating a custom knife.
September 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $195.9 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was down 4.3 percent from August's $204.7 million and down 7 percent when compared with the $210.6 million reported for September 2018. With a year-to-date total of $1.8 billion, 2019 is up 0.2 percent when compared with 2018. Please note there were revisions to August 2019.
At first blush, hardness and toughness may seem like interchangeable concepts, but they actually exist at opposite ends of a continuum that defines indexable and solid tool performance, particularly when it comes to carbide inserts. Harder inserts offer greater wear resistance for superior performance and tool life in hot cutting environments, while tough inserts can handle greater impacts and stressors for the highest feed and depth of cut. For any given application, there is an optimal balance of hardness and toughness – and toolmakers have worked diligently to establish metallurgic principles to offer a range of tools that can meet the diverse needs of manufacturers.
A Ph.D. candidate from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, has been awarded a $15,000 prize for developing a 3D-printed steel tool capable of cutting titanium alloys as well as—if not better than—traditionally manufactured steel tools. The achievement marks a first and could pave the way for increased applications of 3D printing in tool production.
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Seventy years ago when the Society of Carbide Engineers launched the trade magazine that eventually became Cutting Tool Engineering as its official publication, the articles primarily covered carbide cutting tools. After all, the association advertised that those who were engaged in studying, using, supervising the use of or furthering the use of carbides were eligible for membership.
Long wait times? Extra costs? Too complicated? Bruce Kyle, president of toolmaker Knight Carbide Inc. in Chesterfield, Mich., wants to dispel myths about ordering custom carbide inserts.
Dormer Pramet is launching a webinar series to occur the fourth Friday of every month. The first three sessions are open for enrollment. These 30-minute sessions, which will be led by round tool and indexable product experts, are free and designed to expand participants' knowledge of cutting tools. The webinars are geared toward professionals in the fields of sales, technical support and customer service.
October U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $198 million, according to the United States Cutting Tool Institute, Cleveland, and The Association for Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va. This total, as reported by companies participating in the collaborative Cutting Tool Market Report, was up 13.2 percent from September’s $174.92 million and up 17.2 percent when compared with the $169 million reported for October 2016. With a year-to-date total of $1.835 billion, 2017 is up 8 percent when compared with 2016.
Historically, the round tool cutting industry hasn’t offered many educational events to customers for collaboration. 3M is on a mission to change that.
From the founding almost 20 years ago of Mikron Tool SA, Agno, Switzerland, with a six-page brochure, the company has grown to today's 600-page catalog. In this time, Mikron Tool has morphed from a supplier of special cutting tools for transfer machines to a globally present tool manufacturer. The company's range of standardized tools includes more than 2,600 items, which now are included in a "tool book" for end users.
July U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $170.95 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was down 8.4% from June’s $186.57 million and up 16.0% when compared with the total of $147.43 million reported for July 2016. With a year-to-date total of $1.266 billion, 2017 is up 7.1% when compared with 2016.
The first day of Makino Corp.’s two-day 2017 Die/Mold Technology Expo included technology seminars, economic prognosticators, and demonstrations on more than 23 state-of-the-art machines at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. The company also unveiled a new vertical machining center for true 5-axis continuous processing.
Are you having vibration or power consumption problems? The solution might be to change the cutter pitch. Learn how the pitch affects productivity, stability and power consumption.
Seco Tools, LLC has partnered with Ferris State University (FSU) in Big Rapids, Michigan, to offer local area engineering students an opportunity to participate in a multi-year internship program at Seco. The program invites the top three engineering applicants to participate for an initial first year internship. Based on their interest and performance, the students may be asked back for a second year. Graduates of the program will often be offered employment by Seco.
The CECIMO General Assembly that recently concluded in Rotterdam confirmed that, based on solid booking numbers, the European production of machine tool is set to grow by almost 4% in 2017 and surpass a volume of 25 billion euro. Members also agreed that policy-makers should refrain from designing strict regulations on access to and sharing industrial data. CECIMO is the European association representing the common interests of the Machine Tool Industries globally and at EU level.
Pinch grinding offers aggressive material-removal rates, excellent concentricity and low part runout when prepping cutting tool blanks.
MITGI has been honored as a finalist for a 2017 Community Impact Award from Minnesota Business magazine in the Youth Initiative category. This award category recognizes companies for creating or supporting programs designed to enable youth to develop abilities in areas such as leadership, social responsibility, skilled trades, education and community involvement.
Kyocera Group is exhibiting a range of newly developed metalworking tools at the Japan trade show JIMTOF 2016. These will include the new CA3 Series CVD coated carbide indexable cutting tool inserts for cast iron machining; the Magic Drill DRA, a high-performance modular drill; and the MFH Micro, a tiny-caliber high-feed cutting tool.
Emuge Corp. has announced the opening of a new technology center, located at the company’s North American headquarters in West Boylston, MA, USA. The center, designed to be a full-service resource for manufacturers to apply cutting tool application strategies, is equipped with the latest 3 and 5-axis vertical machining centers, precision measuring devices and tool monitoring, in addition to an interactive classroom for training and seminars. The technology center will serve customers across the U.S. and Canada, enabling manufacturing professionals to test cut their applications and develop milling, drilling, and threading strategies to optimize tool life and performance and reduce cycle times.
“Manufacturers who conduct a lot of machining know that the cost of productivity of a machining operation is inextricably connected to the selection of the cutting tool and the process for managing them,” writes GE Industry Analyst Andy Henderson in a GE Digital blog post. “In the utopian future, the manufacturing intelligence system will automatically control how cutting tools are used and automatically optimize the cost of machining operations.”
Scientific Cutting Tools (SCT), Simi Valley, Calif., has added the capability of coating its own cutting tools on premises in the form of a new coating machine from Platit which enables the coating of up to 500 tools in 4 hours.
It is a matter of course for manufacturers of rail and train components to ensure that quality products and services continue to be delivered to the industry every day. Increasing reliability through new tools, materials and machining techniques, as well as supporting productive and cost effective maintenance of existing infrastructure, is crucial.
Jarvis Cutting Tools is constructing a 500W AC solar panel array in front of its property in Rochester, N.H. Jarvis President Costikyan Jarvis said the solar project will help the company cut production costs and capitalize on incentives for producing solar energy, according to a report on fosters.com.
Indiana job shop cuts insert costs in half and triples tool life with Beyond Evolution grooving and cut-off tools, according to a case study submitted by Kennametal Inc.
For most manufacturers, the productivity of their CNC equipment can be measured in fractions of seconds when it comes to things like cutting or grinding cycle times and the intervals between tool changes. The performance of the spindle—the workhorse of the CNC machine—has a dramatic impact on that productivity.
March billings among 40 U.S. cutting tool companies increased 5.7 percent over February and 15.4 percent over January, according to a recent report from the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI), which surveys U.S. cutting tool companies each month for USCTI's Current Business Report. Total billings in March reached nearly $166 million, compared to nearly $157 million in February and nearly $144 million in January.
NanoMech announced that it has secured $10 million in capital for leading its Series C Financing round from Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), the corporate venturing subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s national oil company. This capital infusion and new global customer relationship with the largest producer of oil in the world will significantly accelerate NanoMech’s manufacturing of the most advanced nanoengineered and nanomanufactured lubricants, coatings and specialty chemicals, addressing major industries such as energy, transportation, aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, racing, agricultural equipment and military.
In an effort to expand its reach within the aerospace industry, OSG USA Inc. has purchased Amamco Tool & Supply Co. Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C registered company that makes high-quality, custom, carbide tools for manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive and medical industries, according to an OSG USA news release issued today.
BENZ Inc., Charlotte, N.C., today announced it will be holding a Heavy Metal Sale to commemorate the company’s upcoming expansion and relocation from Charlotte to Hickory, N.C. During the promotional period through Feb. 19, BENZ will offer 25 percent off select live tools, Solidifx Modular Quick Change Systems and angle heads.
Briney Tooling Systems, Bad Axe, Mich., recently worked closely with a leading medical manufacturer to develop a special HSK50E balanceable grinding wheel arbor for a precision CNC grinding machine producing shaped bone fragments for surgical grafting, according to a company news release issued Jan. 19.
The Gleason Corp. early this month announced the acquistion of the gear cutting tools business from Hurth Infer Indústria de Máquinas e Ferramentas Ltda., located in Sorocaba, Brazil. Now known as Gleason Indústria de Ferramentas Ltda., the gear cutting tools business includes shaving cutters, shaper cutters, chamfering and deburring tools, as well as tool sharpening services for such products.
Cutting tool maker SGS Tool Co., Munroe Falls, Ohio, recently signed a licensing agreement with Haimer GmbH, Igenhausen, Germany, for the tool holding company's HAIMER Safe-Lock System, according to a recent news release. SGS Tool, a market leader for solid carbide end mills in North America, has begun offering their high quality cutting tools with the HAIMER Safe-Lock System. The unique Safe-Lock design in cutting tools and tool holders combines high-precision, shrink-fit clamping with a positive form locking mechanism.
OSG USA Inc., a manufacturer of taps, drills, end mills, dies and indexable cutting tools, recently acquired the assets and proprietary manufacturing technology of IMU Dies. Effective immediately, OSG becomes the exclusive source for IMU branded dies globally.
When the Fullerton Tool Co., Saginaw, Mich., says it is "a growing industry leader in quality solid carbide cutting tools," the claim isn't just poetic prose from a public relations agency. The privately owned business, which has been located in Saginaw for almost 75 years, recently opened a second plant—Fullerton West—located in Thomas Township in the Great Lakes Technology Park.
Industrial material handling equipment manufacturer PRAB Inc., Kalamazoo, Mich., has completed its purchase of Puckmaster Co., manufacturers of briquetting machines for metal compression and coolant collection. 
Earlier this summer Fastenal installed an additional FAST Solutions industrial vending machine within the Terex Mixer manufacturing plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Given how many vending devices (machines and lockers) Fastenal installs during a typical business day, it was a commonplace event — except in one regard: that particular machine represented the 50,000th FAST Solutions device concurrently installed at Fastenal customer sites worldwide. 
Machine tool builder Okuma America Corp. has launched a new web-based machine selector tool at okuma.com/machine-selector. The tool is designed to take the guesswork out of selecting a machine by providing users with a convenient method of finding the Okuma machine tool that best suits their specific manufacturing needs, according to the company.
Machine tool supplier Methods Machine Tool, Inc., Sudbury, Mass., has expanded its Southern California operation, increasing the number of sales/application engineering and service personnel by eight and offering a full range of machine tool solutions from all of Methods' partner brands. In addition, Robert Serrano has been added to the leadership team as sales manager, bringing 25 years of machine tool experience to the position. 
Ceratizit SA has acquired German solid carbide toolmaker Klenk GmbH & Co. KG, augmenting the Ceratizit Group's product portfolio with custom solutions for solid-carbide round tools, according to the company. With the addition of Klenk, the Ceratizit Group aims to further strengthen its position in the solid-carbide tool market, according to Thierry Wolter of the Ceratizit Group's executive board. "It is our aim to be perceived as a global premium player for all cutting tools," he said.  
Toolmaker SGS Tool Co., Munroe Falls, Ohio, has completed and held a grand opening of its new 76,000 sq. ft. endmill facility in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The new plant was constructed next to the company's existing manufacturing facilities and creates increased toolmaking capacity.
MSC Industrial Supply Co., Melville, N.Y., a distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services, is expanding its portfolio of metalworking products from Accupro, Davidson, N.C. The new line adds more than 3,000 new precision-engineered metalworking tools to the existing 20,000 Accupro products MSC currently offers. 
Intrepid Tool Industries, Surprise, Ariz., has released its new 2015/2016 full-line catalog, showing the company's current offering of drills, reamers and countersinks for machining composites, aluminum, titanium and other aerospace materials. Additions include a new series of "W" point drills, combination drill/countersinks, porting tools with through-tool coolant holes and a full line of PCD drills and countersinks. For more information, call (800) 998-6565 or visit www.intrepidtool.com. 
KAISER Precision Tooling Ltd., Rümlang, Switzerland, reports that it has strengthened its long-term partnership, BIG Daishowa Seiki Co. Ltd., Japan, by agreeing to be acquired by the BIG Daishowa group as of April 15. KAISER Precision Tooling, a supplier of modular boring tools, and BIG Daishowa Seiki, a producer of toolholders and measurement devices, have had a technology and distribution partnership since 1980.
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Hoffman Estates, Ill., has enhanced its BIG Profit Maker, KAISER and Unilock repair services by bringing services in-house that, until recently, were performed overseas. The company is also eliminating charges for some commodity parts, as well as offering same-day services.
Azure MicroDynamics Inc., Lake Forest, Calif., is a manufacturing, machining and assembly facility specializing in small and micro components with tolerances as tight as 0.0002" for medical devices and other products. Incorporating micromachining processes that include multi-axis milling and turning, Azure is capable of producing low-volume prototype quantities as well as high-volume production, according to the company. 
Tungaloy Corp. completed an additional production building at its headquarters in Iwaki, Japan. The new facility is added on to the existing manufacturing complex, which opened in 2011, and will help meet growing demand for cemented carbide inserts, milling tools, and indexable drills, according to the company.
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc., Hoffman Estates, Ill., is hosting the Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (GCAMP) Open House on April 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. An event directed toward area students and parents, it will explain what advanced manufacturing means in today's economy. The agenda includes presentations, technology demonstrations and opportunities to talk to college representatives and professionals in the field. 
Toolmaker Dormer Pramet's new line of indexable tooling, including internal and external turning, milling cutters and indexable drills with carbide inserts, becomes available to North American customers April 1 following the publication of a new catalog featuring the Pramet- tool line, consisting of turning, milling and drilling inserts and holders.
Harvey Tool announced the release of its 30th Anniversary Spring 2015 Catalog. The Rowley, Mass.-based toolmaker will introduce over 1,100 new tools, including eight new products in its variable helix, plastic cutting, undercutting, chamfering and thread milling lines. In addition, new sizes and coating options have been added to over 40 different products, according to the company. 
Toolmaker OSG USA, INC., Glendale Heights, Ill, has introduced the OSG PHOENIX® Vol.4 catalog in print and digital versions. The catalog is over 150 pages and features new products and expansions to existing lines of indexable milling and drilling products. Notable additions to the milling lineup includes 45° face milling cutters, screw fit endmills and replaceable head endmills. Indexable drills and replaceable head drills have been added to the drilling offering.  
Industrial distributor Fastenal, Winona, Minn., has partnered with The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) to provide maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) supplies to government entities nationwide. TCPN's lead government agency, Region 4 Education Service Center, uses a competitive solicitation process consistent with applicable procurement laws and regulations.  
Toolmaker NAP GLADU has expanded its diamond cutting tool servicing capabilities with the installation of additional equipment at its Statesville, N.C., service center, serving North Carolina and surrounding states. "This expansion improves our ability to provide our customers fast, high-quality sharpening and repair service on their diamond cutting tools," said Glenn McClain, service center manager, east. "Adding equipment and investing in jobs at our Statesville center reinforces our commitment to fast turnaround times and the local community." 
FLP Tooling's Applitec brand has launched its 2015-2017 product catalog with three new product lines added: Top-Watch, Trio-Line and Micro-Line. Top-Watch is a line of inserts and holders for micro machining ultrasmall parts, developed in collaboration with Swiss watchmakers. The Trio-Line boasts 3-sided inserts, including a set of grooving inserts for circlips, adhering to DIN 6799 and DIN 471 standards.
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc., Hoffman Estates, Ill., celebrates 25 years of North American operations in 2015. Incorporated in the spring of 1990 under the name Kaiser Precision Tooling (KPT), the subsidiary of Heinz Kaiser AG, Oberbüren, Switzerland, provided the North American market access to Kaiser's boring tools and modular boring systems. 

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Drew Strauchen, GWS Tool Group's executive vice president of marketing and business development, covers a wide variety of products for turning, threading, custom tooling, PCD tools, milling, custom inserts, holemaking and more.
ARCH Cutting Tools offers a video overview of its Patriot high-performance boring bars, which offer tunable internal damping technology to deliver optimal dynamic stability and yield significant increases in machining performance.
With variable index and unique flute geometry, the OSG HY-PRO® CARB VGM series features unequal flute spacing which reduces vibration during machining by altering the timing of each flute engaging in the workpiece.
Gorilla Mill President and Owner Kevin Cranker offers Cutting Tool Engineering a quick tour of the company's booth at EASTEC 2021, highlighting two new Gorilla Mill lines: the Arsenal' lines during Cutting Tool Engineering's EASTEC 2021 booth visit. Cranker begins the tour by featuring the company's new Arsenal line of Picatinny cutters along with a new line of Lemur chamfering mills.
For Cutting Tool Engineering's EASTEC 2021 booth visit with Mikron Tool, Regional Sales Manager Clive Komlenic talks about the company's new CrazyMill Cool Plunge & Slot square and corner radius mill as well as its new line of small diameter micro mills (0.2 to 0.9 mm three-flute and 0.4 to 0.9 mm four-flute).
Video highlights the IMCO enDURO M5 Series endmills for titanium and stainless steels.
Check out the newly released Hurrimill AT4 end mill. This all terrain 4 flute end mill is perfect for slotting and profiling, ramping, plunging, high speed milling, and roughing and finishing.
The DeBurr-Z is said to eliminate the need for tedious hand work by deburring parts quickly and consistently on a CNC machine.
Designed for CNC machining, Heule’s BSF (Back Spot Facer) tool is an economical backwards spotfacing and counterboring tool that allows machining of large spotfaces and counterbores up to 2.3xd without turning the work piece over.
YG-1 USA's new FM10 PNMU face milling platform, which is featured in this brief video demonstration, combines multi-corner face milling performance with high-feed capabilities.
The MonsterMill FRP CR has patent-pending geometry that delivers compression across the entire cutting length resulting in the prevention of projecting fibers, multiple use option, and economical programming of the machine.
Designed for extreme drilling in steels, Guhring’s RT100 XF drill family delivers. The carbide grade developed for the RT100 XF balances hardness and toughness.
Greenleaf’s XSYTIN®-360 ceramic end mills combine Greenleaf’s phase-toughened XSYTIN®-1 substrate with a unique cutting geometry that offers ten times higher productivity and tremendous cost savings.
Overlapping inserts allow Ingersoll’s NuMaxILock to produce smooth chip formation at high-feed rates while high axial shear provides smooth chip formation. Tangentially mounted inserts with dovetailed seating provide greater cutter reliability and insert stability.
Tungaloy’s TungFeed-Blade is an extremely rigid modular blade series for grooving and parting applications. TungFeed-Blade consists of a triangular CHGP style modular blade with three insert pockets which holds a CHTBR/L robust style tool block. Intended for high feed grooving and parting, the TungFeed-Blade system extends insert life, improves surface finish, and part straightness, while significantly reducing cycle time.
CNC Software Inc., Helical Solutions LLC and Makino Inc. — a software developer, cutting tool maker and machine builder, respectively — share the results of their joint R&D project that began with an email introducing a new high-efficiency six-flute endmill with a chipbreaker. This report is a video supplement to the Get With The Program column in the August 2021 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine.
Tungaloy’s TungCut series of grooving and parting tools now offers TungFeed-Blade, an extremely rigid modular blade series for grooving and parting applications.
Video highlights the IMCO Streakers M2 Series, which includes the M223 second generation Streaker end mill for machining aluminum alloys and the M233 roughers that plow through aluminum alloys while using 20% less power. 
OSG USA Inc. announces the release of the HY-Pro Carb VGM endmill series. VGM endmills feature variable geometry for dynamic milling of steel and stainless steel.
Millstar’s EIV5 series revitalizes conventional practices for modern machine shops. The EIV5 provides a unique combination of radial grind, variable helix, variable pitch and radius preparation for maximum versatility and surgical precision.
Video demonstrates WTX-HFDS Solid Carbide Drills with applications including grey cast iron with spheroidal graphite and at tolerances of H7.
OSG USA Inc. focuses on its AE-VML long flute, anti-vibration carbide endmill in a detailed video replete with cutting demonstrations captured during a live event. The report is one of several "live" videos produced for OSG's YouTube channel that are intended to demonstrate new tools and answer customer questions.
Tungaloy America Inc. demonstrates the hard turning capabilities of its T-CBN, AH8000 and LX11 insert grades in a two-minute video that runs through a series of turning operations. The video also provides recommendations for which insert grades to use for continuous, light interrupted and heavy interrupted turning applications.
Abrasive Technology Inc. discusses how superabrasive grinding wheels and tools with electroplated bonds are able to maintain tight-tolerance forms, provide freer cutting, and hold form or profile from the first cut to the last. In addition, the tools can be stripped and replated.
ARCH Cutting Tools, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, recently visited with Quality Machine & Repair Inc., Hartville, Ohio, to learn more about the company's decision to use Patriot High Performance™ endmills for a small run of complex parts made of a flame-hardened 4140 steel with a crust in the 50 Rockwell range. The company ordered 16 endmills for the job, but only needed two.
With its GCX Linear machine, ANCA CNC Machines brings a complete solution for manufacturing and sharpening skiving cutters as part of a comprehensive gear cutting tool package.
Tungaloy's TungEight-Mill face milling cutter is for extremely light cutting with low power consumption, perfect for low rigidity and low horsepower machines with a BT-30 connection. TungEight-Mill incorporates single-sided positive inserts with eight economical cutting edges for heavy roughing to mirror finishing of various material faces.
Kyocera Precision Tools Inc. has released a milling line for high-speed aluminum applications. The MEAS series is engineered with unique grooved insert pockets for added stability when machining at high speeds.
Presented as a video supplement to Cutting Tool Engineering's July 2020 article that addresses the need for part manufacturers to work with toolmakers to learn about the wide range of tool options available today, "Illuminating Aluminum" offers two machining demonstrations from LMT Onsrud LP, Waukegan, Illinois, and RobbJack Corp., Lincoln, California.
Tungaloy’s CVD grades in the T9200 series offer outstanding performance in steel turning. This new generation of grades features Tungaloy’s innovative PremiumTec post surface treatment technology making T9200 hard to break.

ARCH Cutting Tools continues to focus on their commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Backed by a talented line up of experienced engineers to assist you in creating personalized custom tool solutions and fueled with an ever increasing standard, stocked high performance offering of cutting tools and holders.
The Walter Cut MX grooving and parting tool improves accuracy, stability and process reliability by improving on proven technology.
Tungaloy has expanded its T9200 CVD grade insert series to include T9205 and T9235 grades as well as the -TSF and -TM style chipbreakers.
This corporate video offers an overview of Tungaloy Corp.'s origins and growth since its inception in 1929.
The video proves the point—YG-1’s ONLY ONE end mill provides superior cutting performance to cut where others can’t. Watch how coated carbide breaks down halfway through the cut and witness how HSS CO8 can’t stand the heat and stops dead in its tracks. And when it comes to unstable cutting conditions, the coated PM 60 ONLY ONE, stands up where brittle carbide breaks down. Need a tool to handle tough materials—see how the ONLY ONE can be your best investment at up to 30% less than the cost of carbide.

The operations at Alliance Broach & Tool run smoothly using Realtrac Performance ERP.
Searching for skilled labor and ways to increase overall efficiency and productivity has just gotten much easier with Okuma’s automation solutions.
Terry Iverson, author of Finding America's Greatest Champion, discusses manufacturing careers with a millennial who attended the Fall 2019 meeting of the United States Cutting Tool Institute.
Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) is Citizen’s widely applicable cutting technology designed to avoid the problem of spiraling chips, entanglement of chips and built-up edges.
Shorter cycle times are key for manufacturers to remain competitive and profitable.
Kennametal debuts two new PCBN insert grades with double-sided inserts for materials up to 65 HRC. The KBH10B and KBH20B PCBN grades are said to deliver high productivity and long tool life when turning tool steels and other hardened materials.
Kennametal's five-flute, high-velocity aluminum roughing solid-carbide endmill — the KOR 5 — is said to increase table feed rates up to 66% compared to commonly used three-flute tools.
Kennametal's latest addition to its HARVI line of high-performance solid endmills, the HARVI I TE 4-flute solid-carbide endmill features a radical new design.
DoTriple-Mill is Tungaloy’s face milling cutter featuring a dovetail clamping system that dramatically reduces insert lift up and excessive shear force imposed on the screws during heavy duty milling.
BallRoughNose - New line of indexable ball nose end mills, designed to provide maximum reliability during roughing and semi-finishing.
Jordan Wade, a machinist at MC Molds, says Hurco's 3D Import feature “blows his mind” in regards to its ability to generate the program or the cutter path so easily when he just picks a surface.
The Okuma V920EX vertical lathe increases productivity by providing stable machining of thin and odd-shaped workpieces
Leading manufacturers in the cutting tool industry know there are many factors that contribute to producing superior quality tools.
Watch the video to see how ToolRoom RN34 can help you design and manufacture complex tool geometries and getting them balanced perfectly for optimal cutting conditions.
Jordan Wade, the machinist at MC Molds says the capabilities of 3D import “blows his mind” in regards to its ability to generate the program or the cutter path so easily when he just picks a surface.
The VGrind 360, VOLLMER’s latest tool grinding machine, is equipped with enhanced travel distances in order to machine carbide tools up to a diameter of 100 millimeters.
The Mazak HQR-250MSY Multi-Tasking turning center features a highly productive twin-spindle, twin-turret configuration for unequaled part processing opportunities and high-volume throughput.
Tungaloy expands its DoForce-Tri line of square shoulder milling cutters to include a size 07 insert, with 6 cutting edges for precision milling and insert economy.
Components for the aerospace, power and heavy equipment sectors require high material removal rates and extended machining hours.
Video highlights special features of the IMCO POW•R•PATH AP5 Series, including a revolutionary 5-flute design for HEM tool paths in aluminum alloys, and a solid core and extra durable coating for maximum tool life. Available with CMS for maximum chip control, the POW•R•PATH AP5 Series also offers high metal removal rates for extreme productivity.
Here, Drew Strauchen of the GWS Tool Group walks us through the company's PYSTL endmill series, which is designed specifically for gummy, exotic material.
We've got aluminum on the run! The best cutter in aluminum just got BETTER.
Greenleaf Corporation has been transforming industries with its metalcutting tools & systems and technical ceramics since 1945.
NTK's Shaper Duo tools are effective alternatives to traditional approaches for socket machining
Iscar's latest addition in the PENTA series introduces a new 5-cornered insert for machining miniature parts.
ARCH Cutting Tools is a leader in standard cutting tools for manufacturing, providing a multitude of industries with the most trusted cutting tools in this competitive environment.
Precision Cutting Tools has improved it’s 360 series endmill for 2019. The design consists of the eccentric OD, a sharp corner, a larger gullet and a ground 1° radial land.
KenTIP FS is suitable for many challenging operations. Chain hole drilling in steel is one of them.
Go from "solid to part" seamlessly. Eliminate extra steps. The newest control feature for both three and five axis machines from Hurco is the skills gap buster shops need.
M4000 is the universal system for all users who want to have as many options as possible when milling. The M4000 range can master all machining tasks with one type of indexable insert.
T9215 CVD grade provides unparalleled wear and fracture resistance for turning ISO P15 materials.
Deublin AutoSense™ seal technology can handle nearly all through spindle media. The sealing technology automatically changes between closed seal and controlled leakage operation to prevent dry running. To learn more about AutoSense seal technology and other sealing technologies Deublin offers, visit www.deublin.com.
At Hurco, our mission is to help shops be more productive and more profitable by manufacturing rigid and reliable CNC machines equipped with meaningful control technology that’s user-friendly. Everything we’ve accomplished is due to the loyal customers who have believed in us these past 50 years!
Sandvik Coromant's new grades CB7105 and CB7115 break new ground in hard part turning. The new grades are based on the newest generation Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN) material. This material enhances crater wear resistance and fracture resistance at high cutting speeds in case hardened and induction hardened material.
Brian Norris, president of The Americas for Dormer Pramet, spent a few minutes during IMTS 2018 to guide Cutting Tool Engineering Publisher Dennis Spaeth through a number of product highlights from Precision Twist Drill, Union Butterfield, Dormer and Pramet.
During a brief interview at IMTS 2018, Steve Howard, marketing and engineering manager for NTK Cutting Tools, discussed the significance of the company's patented BIDEMICS material, calling it "the first real improvement in ceramics in 20 or 30 years."
Our latest breakthrough technologies and turnkey manufacturing solutions are designed to improve your overall machining productivity. From doubling your metal removal rate to reducing insert wear, you can expect to achieve more with cutting tools from Seco.
Double your feed rates with the Stabilizer 2.0 from Niagara Cutter. This family of end mills raises the bar in high performance milling by incorporating a patented continuously varying asymmetrical geometry which helps create a smooth, chatter free milling condition.
Learn how to achieve good chip control when drilling with indexable drills. Effective chip control is the most important factor in indexable insert drilling operations and is essential for quality hole making. Poor chip evacuation can result in poor surface finish and can lead to tool breakage and damaged components.
Curious about Dynamic Milling? DAPRA’s American-made Helical Roughing End Mills are a great option for modern applications. Watch a 3/4” dia. end mill create a .850” deep pocket and outside contour in a 1018 steel block, with a total cycle time of just 4 min. 17 sec. No-risk Guaranteed Test Orders are available.
Cutting tool innovation often starts with collaborative problem solving at the spindle. Breakthroughs in cutting tool proficiency occur when the ARCH cutting tool group works in close collaboration with its customers.
Bob Warfield of the CNCCookbook.com analyzes the impact of tool deflection in the fourth episode of The CNC Chef, a video series from Cutting Tool Engineering.
Bob Warfield of the CNCCookbook.com addresses tool life issues when micromachining in the third episode of The CNC Chef, a new video series from Cutting Tool Engineering. In this episode, Warfield takes a close look at tool runout, which he says is the No. 1 issue for tool life problems when micromachining. 
U.S. Union Tool captures slow motion video of its UDCB tool at work. Action filmed with a high-speed camera.
Well-intentioned conservatism can actually be very bad for tool life, according to the second episode of The CNC Chef, a new monthly video series from Cutting Tool Engineering and Bob Warfield from CNCCookbook. While the first episode focused on the risk of tool rubbing by turning down the feedrate too much, the second episode cautions against cutting back cut width or stepover too much, which causes chip thinning.
In the debut episode of The CNC Chef, Bob Warfield from CNCCookbook.com cautions against slowing down your feed rate to avoid tool rubbing. A new monthly video series from Cutting Tool Engineering, The CNC Chef will address a variety of machining challenges in the coming months.
Todd Cox, field sales engineer with Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., discusses the changes in the holemaking technologies for the automotive industry during this 8-minute video podcast.
Using its Crazy Drill Cool SST-Inox, Mikron Corp. Monroe demonstrates fast drilling in stainless steel, heat-resistant superalloys and more.
Cutting Tool Engineering visited with G.W. Schultz Tool during IMTS 2016. Tomas Roman, inside sales manager for G.W. Schultz Tool, provides the play-by-play for a demonstration of the company's Alumigator roughing and ramping endmill.
Chris Merlin, director of portfolio commercialization for the WIDIA Products Group, visited with Cutting Tool Engineering Publisher Don Nelson during IMTS 2016 to discuss the company's 90-year milestone and latest technology, including the VariMill Modular System, the VariTap and the features of the NOVO app.
Todd Miller, manager, product marketing, Seco Tools LLC, covers the unique features of the company's Highfeed 6 cutter at IMTS 2016.
Seco Tools LLC introduced the Niagara Cutter Stabilizer 2.0 during IMTS 2016. Jay Ball, Seco Tools product manager, Niagara Cutter Solid Endmills, covers the new aspects of the Stabilizer 2.0 in this brief video report.
Cutting Tool Engineering visited with Abel Rodrigues, sales engineer, Somma Tool Co., during IMTS 2016 as he provided the play-by-play for a video demonstration of external and internal rotary broaching.
When the Fullerton Tool Co., Saginaw, Mich., says it is "a growing industry leader in quality solid carbide cutting tools," the claim isn't just poetic prose from a public relations agency. The privately owned business, which has been located in Saginaw for almost 75 years, recently opened a second plant—Fullerton West—located in Thomas Township in the Great Lakes Technology Park.
Manufacturing Marvels, which airs on The FOX Business Network, recently featured Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., Dover, Ohio. Manufacturing Marvels, which is produced by the Marvel Production Group LLC, Dallas, Texas, are 2-minute video reports spotlighting American manufacturers, their products, processes and customers.
Looking for a way to reduce grinding cycle times and improve cutting tool quality in order to satisfy customer requirements, Myles most recently invested in an ANCA MX7 Linear CNC tool grinder with linear motors. The LinX Linear Motor consists of a shaft containing magnets and a forcer containing wound copper coils. The symmetric design results in zero attractive forces between the forcer and shaft, greatly reducing the loading requirement on support bearings.
Milling metals hardened to 52 HRC and harder with solid-carbide cutters doesn’t require a heavy-duty, high-performance machine tool when a machinist employs trochoidal milling and applies cutting tools with an appropriate substrate, coating and geometries.
While rotating counterclockwise, the cutting wing on the Erix Tool automatic back spotfacing tool folds in as it cuts a hole, then opens automatically when the spindle passes through the material and begins to rotate clockwise to begin spotfacing.
GMN USA video report offers insight into spindle repair.
A video tutorial on lasers from Ronald D. Schaeffer, Ph.D., the chief executive officer of PhotoMachining Inc. Schaeffer provides the history and future of laser technology and its importance in micromanufacturing.
Fastenal offers an overview of its newest vending technology at IMTS 2014.
Seco Tools offers overview of its recently upgraded SMG system.
Interview with THINBIT Kaiser Tool Co. at IMTS 2014.
KOMET Service North America, a partnership between KOMET of America and a variety of independent companies to service the KOMET brand of tools, welcomed Grinding Technology LLC to its list of partners at a special ceremony held during IMTS 2014. The Houston, Texas, company became the seventh partner to sign on with KOMET Service since the launch of the service partnership at IMTS 2012.
Heule Tools Corp., which celebrated its 25th anniversary at IMTS 2014, introduced two new products at the semi-annual trade show event. Gary Brown, president of Heule Tools Corp., North America, describes a new drilling line and the company's new counterbore tool said to be capable of creating back spot faces of more than 2x diameter.

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The carbide grade SG66 is available for all common Horn insert systems. The in-house coating also enables a short delivery time for special tools. SG66 cannot replace the CBN grade. Horn has, however, filled the gap for particularly difficult groove turning applications. In comparison, the CBN grade achieves twice the cutting speed and more when machining through-hardened materials.
Typical aero-engine components that the grades can machine are gas turbine discs, casings, blisks, spools, shafts and blades. But these grades also prove to be a great choice in demanding applications such as power generation turbines and medical implants made of cobalt-chrome
The DXGQ/U0703 inserts feature 55° nose angle with brazed CBN tips that are designed for hard part turning applications. The inserts incorporate HP chipbreaker and use WavyJoint brazing technology for the CBN tips which are designed to provide enhanced insert reliability during hard part turning. Also, the inserts feature four total cutting edges for excellent cost-per-part efficiency.
In addition to operating on narrow grooving on typical CNC lathes, the new V-shaped TDMV inserts are suitable with a wide range of applications on Swiss automatic lathes, with a concentration on miniature product machining. The V-shaped TDMV insert line is a multi-purpose option and the optimal tool for innovation in the groove machining segment in order to meet various customers’ needs.
The TungHeavyGroove toolholders utilize a frontal coolant system, delivering high-pressure cutting fluid from the bottom to the flank face of the cutting edge. This innovative design enhances chip evacuation and extends insert tool life significantly. Furthermore, an extremely rigid dovetail insert clamping method sustains heavy cutting loads during aggressive wide grooving and profile grooving, while providing process security.   
Built on the proven features of the conventional XVCT-AJ inserts, the XVCT-AM inserts introduce an enhanced interface design. This design improves insert retention during high-speed machining while reducing raw material usage for insert production, all without compromising superior cutting performance.
The HY-PRO® CARB VGM-NIK offers the following features & benefits: Variable Index - Reduces vibration during machining. Unique Flute Geometry - Maintains excellent cutting-edge sharpness and tool rigidity. EXO Coating – Provides longer tool life through exceptional wear and heat resistance. Chipbreaker – Creates small manageable chips.
When mounted in a NEOFEED tool, the insert enables a positive tool rake angle which assures smooth cutting and reduced cutting forces and power consumption. The insert pocket has a dovetail shape that provides rigid and reliable insert clamping and improves the a cutter’s capability to withstand heavy load. These features provide increased cutting data for better productivity and for improved tool life.
The larger diameter cutter and new lengths both boost the Fullcut Mill FCM BBT line’s already-considerable versatility, allowing machinists to tailor their tool selections for many different applications. The BIG-PLUS BBT shank products are compatible with both BIG-PLUS and existing BT spindle machines. This allows for seamless integration, no matter the machining setup.
A new family of tools and economical 5 pocket adapters for existing TANG-GRIP inserts in sizes of 2 and 3mm. These new adapters will allow parting applications of bar diameters up to Ø45mm. A new SLIM-GRIP 1.2-1.6mm inserts for a pentagonal adapter suitable for parting up to 22mm bar diameter.
135° Point Geometry – Split point geometry for superior drilling penetration and accuracy. Double-Margin Design – For improved drilling stability and smooth surface finish. Polished Flutes - Chip evacuation is improved during deep-hole drilling when the flutes are polished. Coolant Holes – Cooling the cutting edges improves chip evacuation during the drilling operation. Coating – A multi-layer coating allows drilling at high speed. Excellent for drilling operations in steel (up to 45 HRC).
The spline connection designation is SP… where the no. indicates the connection size.
The general duty cutting geometry of the heads is suited for efficient slot milling on a wide spectrum of workpiece materials for maximum depth of cut.
The XNMU inserts are the original concept of double-sided inserts with 4 right-hand and 4 left-hand helical cutting edges for slot milling cutters. These inserts are made of SUMOTEC carbide grades, designed for milling alloy steel, ferritic and martensitic stainless steel, and cast-iron. 
The NEOTURN XNMG demonstrates excellent chip control and highly stable tool life in a wide range of applications. The NEOTURN system also enables machining complicated workpiece shapes close to the tail stock where space is limited. This can be performed without replacing the holder and decreases setup time substantially. 
The drill bodies are available in 3xD and 5xD length to diameter ratios. The inserts are supplied in a specifically developed user-friendly key, enabling easy mounting with no setup time.
The milling heads have been designed for shoulder roughing, semi-finishing and finishing applications with ramping down capability. The milling heads are available in .312-1.00” diameter range.
The advanced design combines a strong insert structure, a durable cutter body, secure mounting, and advanced carbide grades. This innovative solution enables face and square shoulder milling, while providing an additional option for milling close to shoulders where there are workpiece or work holding fixture constraints. 
ISCAR is introducing 17 mm diameter PENTA inserts, designed for machining small size parts with up to 4 mm maximum grooving depth capability. The inserts are available in a range of widths from 0.25 to 3.18 mm, with different edge configurations for parting, grooving, turning and threading.
REV static broaching tools are for use on CNC lathes with or without Y-axis. They offer a patented eccentric bushing which eliminates alignment errors for machines without a Y-axis. The tools have a sturdy two-piece construction and are ideal for smaller runs. They are designed for use in boring bar holders on lathes and for use in collet chucks or Weldon holders on machining centers. REV tools allow for a wide variety of standard and custom profiles and sizes.
The QUICK® product spectrum offers innovative solutions for diverse knurling technology applications. For both form knurling and cut knurling, QUICK® fulfills the most stringent quality standards and masters difficult tasks. Knurling tools are available for use on a wide range of workpiece diameters, including small tools for Swiss type lathes from Ø 1.5 mm.
MA230 Advance milling cutters adapt to most ISO materials and milling approaches. The extensive range includes options like corner radius, corner chamfers, reduced neck, and unequal helix. The helix pitch is meticulously aligned with the number of teeth, ensuring unmatched running smoothness. Your choice, your precision.
Two new key sizes have been added: KHS-TID6-9.99 covers the drill diameter range from 6.0 to 9.9 mm (.236″ to .340″), while KHS-TID20-25.99 from 20.0 to 25.9 mm (.787″ to 1.020″). In addition to the key size that already exists for 10.0 to 19.9 mm (.394″ to .783″), these three key sizes cover the diameter range from 6.0 mm to 25.9 mm of the DrillMeister drill heads.
KKH cartridge modules take all customized fine boring tooling, whether they are designed by SwissBore or not, and turn them into a state-of-the-art fine boring solution that have one thing in common: they are all digital ready. The cartridge modules allows both radial and axial adjustments. Radial adjustments are possible without influencing axial position, making fine adjustments of the cutting edge position exceptionally efficient and precise.
This expansion increases GH730  grade options of the VST and VTB slot milling heads and the VTR thread milling heads. A PVD grade consisting of extremely wear-resistant coating layer, combined with a tough carbide substrate dedicated to the coating, GH730 provides much better wear resistance than the previous generation GH130. These characteristics provide the grade with long, predictable tool life during threading and grooving operations.
The CoroMill MR80 assortment offers cylindrical and arbor cutter bodies, with diameters from 32 to 100 mm, 3 to 12 cutting teeth and even pitch and shim protection. All cutter bodies feature internal coolant supply. The double-sided E-L50 inserts offer true and easy indexing (6 + 6), with a 3 mm recommended depth of cut.
The MC166 Advance solid carbide milling cutter with increased core stability compared to a conventional tool core ensures a consistently reliable machining process even in unattended operations. A differential pitch provides optimum operational smoothness and significantly extends tool life.
The recently launched tools, toolholders and chipbreakers move manufacturers toward better results easier, more quickly and with cost savings. "We're focused on developing new ways for our customers to solve age old problems while taking full advantage of their machine tools," said Mia Bökmark, Vice President Product Offer & Innovation at Seco. "We draw on more than 80 years of toolmaking experience to offer solutions for the real challenges in every shop." 
The recently launched tools, toolholders and chipbreakers move manufacturers toward better results easier, more quickly and with cost savings. "We're focused on developing new ways for our customers to solve age old problems while taking full advantage of their machine tools," said Mia Bökmark, Vice President Product Offer & Innovation at Seco. "We draw on more than 80 years of toolmaking experience to offer solutions for the real challenges in every shop." 
The cartridges provides the possibility to design custom tools incorporating the ES-Bore lay down cartridges, allowing customers to receive special tools within a shorter delivery time and at a lower cost. Additionally, the release of the new fine boring cartridges gives customers the opportunity to build their own special tool because the customer only needs an ES-Bore lay down cartridge that can be mounted onto the boring bar being manufactured.
The cutter heads are designed to meet nearly all requirements, offering ISO standard cutter heads with the SL-Serration Lock interface for various applications like longitudinal turning, roughing, profile turning, threading, and more.
Due to their geometry and good chip breaking, the milling tools are suitable for machining numerous other materials. Due to the precise combination of the substrate, the macro and micro geometry as well as the IG3 coating, the milling system exhibits high performance and long tool life. The coating in particular offers high temperature resistance for machining steels alloyed with chromium, nickel and molybdenum.
The insert of the Supermini Type 105 system requires only one tool holder for well over 1,000 insert variants. This applies equally to left-hand and right-hand versions. The carbide inserts are available in coated and uncoated versions in different grades for every application including hard machining up to 66 HRC. The patented droplet shape of the cross-section has a vibration-damping effect and delivers excellent repeatability when changing the insert. Internal coolant supply to the insert increases tool life, enhances cutting performance and improves chip removal.
The 3ETECH+ provides improved diameter adjustment accuracy of one micron, making it the ideal choice for customers who need to hold precision hole tolerances on expensive parts. High-production environments such as aerospace, heavy equipment and automotive also greatly benefit from the enhanced digital readout module to be used on Wohlhaupter digital boring tools including VarioBore versatile boring head, 420 (410) series boring heads, 465 (464) series balanced boring heads, 538 (537) fine boring cassettes, custom boring solutions and the newest Wohlhaupter product, the ES-Bore series of fine boring laydown cartridges.
This high performance HSS-E thread forming tap is suitable for both through and blind holes in a wide range of workpiece materials. The premium materials used in the taps provide a balanced ratio of toughness, hardness and heat resistance to the entire tap.
With the ability to cut blind-hole threads up to 3.5 × DN, the TC130 Supreme tap is targeted for applications in general mechanical engineering and the energy industry, such as for threading wind turbines. The tap is suitable for threading steel and cast iron (ISO P and K workpiece groups). Also, the tool is ideal for interference contours and series production.
Harnessing the power of advanced M18 FUEL™ technology, the M18 FUEL™ ½” High Torque Impact Wrench with Friction Ring provides users with the best combination of power and size to maximize productivity. A POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor delivers nut-busting torque up to 1,500 ft-lbs with a M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC5.0 Battery and up to 1,600 ft-lbs with Milwaukee's new M18™ REDLITHIUM™ FORGE ™ XC6.0 Battery. With the ability to remove stubborn bolts and nuts, this impact wrench provides professionals with the most power-dense solution, driving maximum productivity on the job.
Deep drills with a 3 cutting edged insert (other manufacturers only offer inserts with 1 or 2 cutting edges). Highly accurate peripherally ground insert, provides high hole diameter accuracy of IT10.
The chip splitter produces narrow chips for efficient chip evacuation, enabling high feed rates.
The CHAM-IQ-DRILL design body is produced from special steel for high durability and a special stopper prevents the drilling head from being extracted upwards from the pocket. Long stoppers provide high resistance to cutting forces, enabling applications under very high cutting conditions. 
High flute helix and polished flute surfaces provide a smooth and easy chip evacuation process. 
An internal coolant supply provides efficient cooling and lubrication during the drilling process. 
These inserts have 4 types of cutting geometries for machining different materials under diverse cutting conditions: T - Steel, ferritic and martensitic stainless steel, cast iron and hardened steel. HP - Austenitic stainless steel and high temperature alloys. RM-T - Interrupted cut for machining near straight wall shoulders of steel, ferritic and martensitic stainless steel, cast iron, and hardened steel. RM-HP - Interrupted cut for machining near straight wall shoulders of austenitic stainless steel and high temperature alloys. 
The DCN drills feature cylindrical shanks, which enable clamping of the drill in hydraulic toolholders (most recommended) or in spring collets. All drill bodies feature helical coolant holes. Prior to using the 12xD drill, it is recommended to drill a pre-hole by using a DCN 1.5xD drill or a centering drill.
High positive cutter pocket inclination. Rigid clamping due to dovetail pocket design secured by clamping screws. Coarse and fine pitch cutter configurations. Coolant holes directed to every insert on the cutters. Precise double-sided square insert. Eight cutting edges – each edge comprises a reinforced edge and a wiper flat for a high quality machined surface.
The double-sided CXMG inserts operate similarly to CCMT positive inserts and can therefore replace standard CCMT inserts. In some applications, they can also replace standard negative CNMG inserts.
Double-sided with a positive flank. Low cutting forces. Designed with a chipformer for general turning applications.
Supersonic Thread Turning. Vargus introduces the expansion of their Mach TT Line! It now includes internal threading solutions IC 3/8" (16) IN RH.
Supersonic Thread Turning. Vargus introduces the expansion of their Mach TT Line! It now includes internal threading solutions IC 3/8" (16) IN RH.
MultiTAP tapping solution ranges from cut taps to form taps in different coatings, in addition to taps with extended lengths. MultiTHREAD MILL is an ideal general-purpose, cost-effective thread milling solution for job shops where part applications and materials frequently change. MultiDRILL™ features affordable, high-quality solid carbide 3XD and 5XD drills for manufacturers that have limited quantity production runs or operate in a job shop environment with many materials.
MultiTAP tapping solution ranges from cut taps to form taps in different coatings, in addition to taps with extended lengths. MultiTHREAD MILL is an ideal general-purpose, cost-effective thread milling solution for job shops where part applications and materials frequently change. MultiDRILL™ features affordable, high-quality solid carbide 3XD and 5XD drills for manufacturers that have limited quantity production runs or operate in a job shop environment with many materials.
MultiTAP tapping solution ranges from cut taps to form taps in different coatings, in addition to taps with extended lengths. MultiTHREAD MILL is an ideal general-purpose, cost-effective thread milling solution for job shops where part applications and materials frequently change. MultiDRILL™ features affordable, high-quality solid carbide 3XD and 5XD drills for manufacturers that have limited quantity production runs or operate in a job shop environment with many materials.
Both WKP01G and WPP05G grades are ideal for continuous cutting and occasional interrupted cuts in high tensile materials (approx. 280-410 HB or 130-200 ksi). Ideal applications include large-scale production of components for the automotive and energy industries, such as gearboxes, gears and rotor hubs, as well as forged shafts for general mechanical engineering and wheel sets for the rail industry.
The PR18 Series incorporates proprietary MEGACOAT NANO EX coating technology, setting a new standard for wear resistance and durability. By using a unique double lamination technique with special nano multi- layers for abrasion, wear, and heat resistance, this coating surpasses conventional grades, delivering superior performance and extending the lifespan of the tools.
When compared to competing drills, the DC180 Supreme has a tool life that is about 50% longer. An additional benefit for the DC180 drill is universal application at the highest cutting speeds. The drill is suitable for high production volume applications with a large number of holes, such as in the automotive industry. Other areas of use include the aerospace and energy industries, mold and die making, and general mechanical engineering.
DX200 directly binds the diamond particles without using binder materials. This allows the grade to have an extremely pure cutting edge, making it an extremely effective tool for machining application-specific components that demand high levels of material purity, such as metal medical implants and sputtering targets for semiconductor applications.
Cera-Cut End Mills are designed for the consistent cutting of high-temperature resistant materials such as Inconel, Hastelloy, and Nimonic as well as the machining of hardened tool steels. Cera-Cut is also suitable for making interrupted cuts, and offers a tight cutting diameter tolerance ranging from -0.0008" to -0.0016" (-20 to -40 microns), depending on the tool diameter.
The global manufacturer has added five variants of square shaped positive inserts for depths of cut up to 6.4 mm to its Pramet brand. The range is suitable for a variety of general engineering and maintenance and repair operations (MRO) machining, with several application-specific geometries and grades available for machining any workpiece material.
Designed for extended tool life and smooth drilling at high metal removal rates, Drill Fix PRO has outboard inserts that feature a wiper geometry for smoother surface finishes and larger coolant channels for high-volume flow. Other platform advancements include the versatility of the four-time indexable cutting edges that offers an extended application range.
The Z-Carb HPR portfolio is equipped with various lengths, reach, square, and corner radius styles, along with new chip breaker options to address different machining situations. These end mills are coated with Ti-NAMITE-M and Ti-NAMITE- A, ensuring superior performance even in difficult-to-machine materials like Titanium and Stainless Steel.
Diebold JetSleeve 2.0 technology offers a unique coolant supply system that is unmatched by any other tool holder product. The JetSleeve 2.0 patented design not only delivers coolant to the cutting edges of your cutting tools, but it also it accelerates the coolant multiple times over the “normal” machine coolant pressure to blast the chips/swarf away for the machined surfaces to eliminate recutting of chips that leads to shorter tool life and prevents smooth machined surfaces.
The lineup of products consists of three categories of tools. Supreme tools indicate the highest level of technology and performance available. Advance tools indicate products efficiently balanced between price and performance and Perform tools are products that provide an economical solution with focused importance on price.
In addition to offering fast cutting speed, Tiger 2.0 wheels last up to 40% longer to increase efficiency in operations’ cutting and grinding applications. The wheels feature an award-winning blotter design that includes an industry-first, patent-pending Optimum Use Line. The line is a visual indicator that helps the operator use the wheel to its full life. This innovation reduces changeovers, allowing for greater productivity while also reducing waste and abrasive spend. In some cases, users experience three times more efficiency than with their previous abrasives.
Thanks to significantly reduced friction, this new procedure improves chip removal from the machining zone, while the cutting heat is dissipated even more quickly and effectively through the chips. Temperature increases on the cutting tool and in the workpiece to be machined can be effectively reduced, as can material buildup and galling on the cutting edge. The procedure is suitable for coated and non-coated tools alike.
The inserts feature three cutting edges at a 50° copying angle. Compared to the WL25 indexable inserts, which measure 25 mm per side, the WL17 inserts measure 17 mm per side. The WL25 inserts are now additionally offered in W0110-C Walter Capto tools and the W1211 QuadFit exchangeable head for Accure.tec anti-vibration boring bars.
Thanks to significantly reduced friction, this new procedure improves chip removal from the machining zone, while the cutting heat is dissipated even more quickly and effectively through the chips. Temperature increases on the cutting tool and in the workpiece to be machined can be effectively reduced, as can material buildup and galling on the cutting edge. The procedure is suitable for coated and non-coated tools alike.
The MA230 Advance solid carbide milling cutting is for universal machining of steel, stainless steel, cast iron and high-temperature superalloys (ISO P, M, K and S workpiece groups) at the highest level. The MA230 Advance cutter is for high-performance roughing and finishing and enables reliable milling with an extremely high metal removal rate. The MA321/MA320 Advance solid carbide milling cutters were also developed for machining ISO P, M, K and S workpieces.
Due to its shorter cutting length, the JS754 Stub end mills provide full cutter engagement along the entire length of the tool. This maximizes cutter edge use, which helps reduce carbide waste for improved efficiency and increased sustainability.
The HM geometry has a highly negative and narrow T-land, as well as a positive rake to reduce vibration and enable a smoother cutting action. Together, these improve the durability and process security, prolonging tool life in the relevant materials by up to 50%, compared to the existing assortment.
The primary applications for the DC183 Supreme solid carbide drill are machining steel, cast iron and non-ferrous materials (ISO P, K and N). The secondary applications are super alloys and stainless-steel materials (ISO S and M). The main targeted areas of use are automotive, aviation and energy industries, mold and die making, and general mechanical engineering.
The WKK25G grade is a true specialist when milling today’s cast irons (ISO K material group), such as ductile cast iron. Specifically, the grade is ideal for unfavorable milling conditions, such as interrupted cuts, and for wet machining applications. The grade meets the most stringent requirements for process reliability, particularly in the automotive industry, and is suitable for highly abrasive workpiece materials.
The resin-based core, available for round tool grinding, is over 75% lighter and eliminates the risk of sparks while reducing chipping, breakage and chatter, for better finishing in round tool applications. The Paradigm bond, which combines the wear resistance of a metal bonded wheel with the ease of profiling in a vitrified bonded wheel, has up to 46% porosity enabling improved coolant flow for cooler cutting and reduced part burning, allowing for truing and dressing.
The metric VariMill Chip Splitters feature a design that actively controls chip size resulting in easier chip evacuation in deep cavities. The end mills include five- and seven-flute configurations from 8mm-20mm metric standard diameters. The five-flute tool maximizes performance in steel materials while the seven-flute tool excels in stainless steel and high-temperature alloys.
The peripherally ground insert offers improved wall accuracy and straightness and creates a true 90° corner. The LNEX12 also featuring a patented U-groove segment on all four cutting edges which provide a good surface finish and expand its application range to low-power machines and small depths of cut. In addition, the two-sided design supports performance by making ramping possible.
Ideal for holemaking without a pilot drill up to 10×Dc, the inserts provide time savings that boost productivity. The inserts were designed to achieve maximum tool life in stable machining conditions thanks to the wear resistant WPP25 grade with HIPIMS technology. The grade has a particularly hard and robust substrate to extend tool life.
The latest Pramet range includes three variants of a 16-edged ONMX insert for depths of cut up to 0.157” (4mm). The standard geometries include the F for light operations, M for versatile use, and R for rough cuts in a variety of materials. Additionally, the 8-edged ONMX-W is a specific wiper insert for high-quality surface finish with large cutters and high feed rate.
The nine-edged milling systems M911, M913 and M928 are stocked in cutting widths from 1.5 mm (0.059") to 3 mm (0.118") as standard. The maximum milling depth is 3.5 mm (0.138") (M911), 4.5 mm (0.177") (M913) and 6.5 mm (0.256") (M928). The inserts are available with different coatings to suit the material to be machined. Due to its mass, the solid carbide tool shank ensures vibration damping during milling. All variants of the tool shanks are equipped with an internal coolant supply.
As with other tool systems, high-performance reaming systems are also subject to demanding requirements. In addition to high process reliability, long tool life and low tool costs, modern reaming tools must fulfil further criteria. These include, among other things, the modularity of the tools. While machining with an HSS reamer is partially limited in this respect, modern reaming systems can be improved by replaceable heads with carbide inserts, modular tool lengths and various adjustment options. These include, for example, µ-accurate adjustment of concentricity and runout. Precise concentricity of the reaming inserts is the path to success. In practice, this should be within 5 µm.
Horn has revised the clamping of the S224 type indexable insert for use in Swiss-type lathes. In order not to have to remove the holder for indexing or changing the insert, the Horn engineers relocated the clamping screw to the side. Clamping now takes place via a camshaft. This allows the insert to be clamped quickly at either side of the holder without having to remove it.
The printer features two 200-watt lasers and a multiplate option, which allow users to run multiple builds without operator intervention by automatically exchanging the build plate. Users can stack up to four build plates on top of each other in the build cylinder, and the system prints components on them one after the other.
The new grade is Walter’s response to the upwards trend towards milling steel with difficult machining properties and wear-resistant stainless steel, such as found in applications in the energy and aviation industries. WSM35G meets the most stringent requirement for process reliability, which is highly valued in the automotive sector, and is also suitable for general mechanical engineering applications.
DrillForceMeister incorporates a unique head-shank coupling interface that provides exceptional reliability when drilling relatively large diameter holes from 20 millimeters to 41 millimeters. When clamped, the drill head interlocks with the shank at larger contact areas, promoting high hole precisions and qualities. Furthermore, with the SMF flat-edged drill head, drilling operations on inclined or curved surfaces or on thin walls susceptible to vibration are made easier and more efficient.
TCB now offers AH6225 grade inserts. This latest physical vapor deposition (PVD) coated grade features a high-hardness titanium-rich PVD coating, combined with a tough dedicated carbide substrate. Extremely reliable and versatile insert grade, AH6225 allows TCB to efficiently cut bores in all material groups, including steel, stainless steel, and exotic materials.    
Providing exceptional reliability and increased tool life in steel, the new AH3225 insert grade consists of a unique nano-multilayer coating featuring three distinctive characteristics for improved resistance to built-up edge, wear, and delamination, combined with a dedicated tough carbide substrate. AH8015 is another PVD grade, consisting of extremely hard PVD coating combined with a tough carbide substrate. The grade demonstrates excellent tool life stability in cast iron and heat-resistant superalloys.
The next-generation CoroTap 100 and CoroTap 400, with optimized performance in aluminum, can meet very strict process security demands and offer a high level of reliability and consistent tool life. The CoroTap 100 straight flute tap features refined edge rounding that helps to remove burrs and improve surface finish. The CoroTap 400 forming tap has an optimized lobe shape developed for aluminum machining and a low friction-coefficient surface treatment for a smooth and polished thread surface finish.
The curved wiper cutting edge is a unique feature that makes the wiper action universal across various material groups such as steels, stainless steels, cast irons or even super alloys. The wiper action can be used to reduce machining time by using double the feed rate, while imparting the same surface finish. In some cases, feed rate increases of up to 300% were successfully utilized.
The Zertivo 2.0 grades enable a 30 percent increase in cutting speed recommendations for the primary ISO P and ISO M application areas, as well as secondary ISO K and ISO S materials, thanks to their optimized flute shape, which offers effective chip evacuation. The grades designed for stainless steel machining come in two variants: one with internal coolant for improved temperature control and chip flow, and one without internal coolant.
The Multicut tool offers a versatile tooling solution capable of handling multiple applications, eliminating the need for multiple specialized tools. Its extended tool life minimizes the need for frequent tool changes, reducing the risk of operator error and tooling issues. Furthermore, the tool's consistent and reliable performance decreases the likelihood of unexpected downtime and delays, streamlining manufacturing processes.
EMUGE MultiDRILL™ is made of a unique sub-micro grain carbide grade that is harder than conventional carbide grades for drilling, yet it retains the ability to withstand shock and chipping. MultiDRILL features advanced TIALN-T63 coating utilizing nano-layer technology with surface hardness exceeding standard TIALN-based coatings, for reduced friction at high temperatures.
One of the main advantages of the new CoroMill Dura aluminum-specific end mills is their versatile performance in all different types of roughing applications, while also offering finishing capabilities,” Wikström continues. “Up to 2×D full slot, pocketing, 5–20° ramping, shoulder milling and more — all with the same end mill.
With a 30% thicker coating than the previous generation, the Pramet T9415 significantly improves tool durability by increasing resistance to wear and offers higher productivity by allowing for higher cutting speeds. Several testing users of the new grade have reported that their productivity has doubled while machining carbon and structural steels.
The PCD inserts impart the finest surface finishes while shoulder, face and slot milling. The tools enable precise machining with reduced cutting forces and minimal vibration tendencies. They have a low cost because of their extremely long tool life as a result of the cutting edge being made of the hardest known material. In addition, the PCD inserts provide the shortest machining times due to their ability to mill at high cutting speeds. The inserts can be used dry, with emulsion of MQL (minimum quantity lubrication).
The REV motorized broaching tool is designed for use on live tool lathes. Single machine set-up eliminates the need for secondary operation or outsourcing. REV tools are ideal for high production runs, offer easy installation and fast processing time. These tools are designed for maximum rigidity, offer long tool life and an excellent finish.
The three performance levels encompass the product designations of T32 and T34 in thread cutting taps and T33 in forming taps. At the base level are universal general-purpose type taps. The second T34 mid-level range consists of higher performance taps that work well in a variety of workpiece materials, making them especially well-suited for high-mix/low-volume production environments with constantly changing parts and materials. The top performance level are material-specific thread cutting and forming taps such as those optimized for steel or other advanced materials.
There are two stocked and standard product offerings where gundrills are delivered within 24 hours of the order. The SFGD Express program is for Single Flute Gundrills in diameters from 0.1250” - 0.7500” (3.175mm - 19.050mm) and lengths up to 48” (1219mm). The SCGD Express program is for Single Flute Solid Carbide Gundrills with standard ½” steel shanks in diameters from 0.0355”- 0.1969” (0.902mm - 5.000mm) in lengths from 4”- 12” (102mm - 305mm), depending on the tool diameter.  
There are two stocked and standard product offerings where gundrills are delivered within 24 hours of the order. The SFGD Express program is for Single Flute Gundrills in diameters from 0.1250” - 0.7500” (3.175mm - 19.050mm) and lengths up to 48” (1219mm). The SCGD Express program is for Single Flute Solid Carbide Gundrills with standard ½” steel shanks in diameters from 0.0355”- 0.1969” (0.902mm - 5.000mm) in lengths from 4”- 12” (102mm - 305mm), depending on the tool diameter.  
There are two stocked and standard product offerings where gundrills are delivered within 24 hours of the order. The SFGD Express program is for Single Flute Gundrills in diameters from 0.1250” - 0.7500” (3.175mm - 19.050mm) and lengths up to 48” (1219mm). The SCGD Express program is for Single Flute Solid Carbide Gundrills with standard ½” steel shanks in diameters from 0.0355”- 0.1969” (0.902mm - 5.000mm) in lengths from 4”- 12” (102mm - 305mm), depending on the tool diameter.  
WBH20C WL25 indexable inserts are full-radius copy turning inserts with Walter Lock positive engagement. The WL positive engagement provides maximum stability and precision for reliable machining of contours. With pocket support right under the cutting edge, and exceptional ability to prevent vibrations; the WL positive engagement is substantially better than the conventional V-shaped or even full radius grooving inserts.
The coating’s mechanical post-treatment induces a unique state of residual stress in the layer surface, which in turn increases process security. The DRAGONSKIN grade CTCP425-P with advanced AL2O3-TiN CVD coating is particularly well suited for when uninterrupted cuts are required. It delivers excellent wear resistance even at increased cutting speeds.
KBN020 excels as a 1st choice, general purpose CBN grade with a broad application range from continuous to heavily interrupted machining. Utilizing innovative new layering techniques, Kyocera has developed the MEGACOAT TOUGH coating technology. This coating combines a highly wear-resistant layer on the surface adhered to high-content CBN which is used to toughen up the edge for greater fracture resistance when encountering interruptions.
Titespot angle heads are indexable, allowing multi-position machining with one angle head and set-up, and their compact profile allows machining in bores and cavities not accessible to mechanical heads. Eltool Angle Heads can machine in bores down to 5/8″ in diameter and develop up to 2.5 Horsepower – enough to drill ½” holes through 4140 steel.
The MD344 Supreme and the MD340 Supreme three-flute versions both feature a 38° helix, while the MD340 Supreme four-flute has a 39°/41° variable helix, the MD340 five-flute version features a differential or unequal pitch.
The M936 maximizes the output of machines most customers use, explained Steve Avers, IMCO’s Technical Support Manager. With conventional low-horsepower machines, this free cutting action means the M936 cutter can run to the machine’s upper capacity limits.
The MaxiMill 273 combines all the advantages of positive and negative inserts in one cutter that boosts stability and cost-effectiveness while reducing vibration for superior surface finishes. With an approach angle of 44.6o and a maximum feed rate of 2 mm/rev., the MaxiMill 273’s high insert thicknesses and strong obtuse corner angles improve stability and contribute to excellent system reliability.
PunchDrill features patent-pending geometry with an innovative chip breaker which produces short chips to control machining forces. The new drill also has newly developed surface treatments and a hard diamond-like coating specially designed for this application to provide reliable chip removal and increased process reliability. When high-speed PunchDrill is used at the recommended feed and speed, axial force is reduced by half.

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