MK Tools' Solid-Carbide Round Tools

May 18,2016

MK Tools’ solid-carbide round tools from Monaghan Tooling Group introduces new “Speed-Drill R4” geometry, reportedly offering unparalleled cutting speeds and unprecedented tool life in gray cast iron, ductile iron and forged steel—all popular materials in automotive engine and chassis components. With a new corner radius design, which is tangential to the drill point but nontangential to the diameter, these proven designs address challenging, high-production drilling applications. Tooling options include standard drill and endmill programs for all material groups; special tools include step drills, core drills, reamers, tapered drills, tapered reamers and combination tools (drilling and milling) and provide outstanding cost/performance ratio. 

With decades of experience and engineering in precision hole making, Monaghan and MK Tools together offer solutions from single-tool drilling operations to complete project management for all solid-carbide tools. Accuracy and precision are ensured through industry leading innovative design, ultramodern CNC grinding equipment and a rigorous ISO-9001 quality system. 

Monaghan sales and application engineers can assist with tool selection and design support on the best geometry, newest carbide grades and advanced coatings to suit specific application requirements. Rapid and reliable delivery times are backed by decades of experience in the design and manufacture of precision hole making tools.

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • endmill

    endmill

    Milling cutter held by its shank that cuts on its periphery and, if so configured, on its free end. Takes a variety of shapes (single- and double-end, roughing, ballnose and cup-end) and sizes (stub, medium, long and extra-long). Also comes with differing numbers of flutes.

  • grinding

    grinding

    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.