Cutting Tools

Cutting Edge Technology for Cutting Tool Production

These advanced laser cutting and inspection systems enable cutting tool manufacturers to achieve results that were formerly unattainable.
Cutting Tools: Articles

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up in October

Orders totaling $193.6 million were up almost 10 percent from the month before.

Grinding Technology Partners with KOMET

Houston-based Grinding Technology opens as the first KOMET SERVICE Partner in Gulf of Mexico region.
Grinding Technology can now regrind and refurbish KOMET tools and manufacture their custom solid carbide tools.

Kennametal Recognized for Innovation by BMW

They receive a Supplier Innovation Award for new tooling that increased productivity in the manufacture of engine blocks. 

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up in September

The totals here represent about 80 percent of the U.S. market for cutting tools. 
The $176.5 million in orders was up 4.6 percent from August and 7.7 percent from a year ago.

A New Look at Stainless Steel Machining

Runners are the heart of all hydropower machinery. They are very sophisticated water wheels made of stainless steel that can weigh up to 15 tons and spin at up to 1,000 rpm to generate electric power. For hydrodynamic efficiency and dynamic balance in service, all finished runners must be accurate to 0.010 in with a 32µ finish. 
Canyon Hydro sped up deliveries by two months – without raising machining costs – with a last minute processing switch and a new multipurpose mill that roughs out 4,500 lb of chips in one-third the time of conventional face mills.  


Cutting Tools: Products

A Renewed Focus on Milling

The innovative hi.aeQ face milling cutter is ideal for counter-boring and milling operations and shoulder and face milling of cast iron. Its nickel-plated body and tangentially positioned, alternately standing/laying Q80 indexable inserts are fitted for a high number of cutting edges with high stability and low vibration. 
These advanced cutting tools bring new attention to boring, reaming, threading and milling different materials that range from 4140 steel to grey cast iron to aluminum 7075.

Chatter Free High Speed Machining

The new Haimer Power Mill Portfolio, with cutting diameters available from 2 mm to 20 mm and up to 1 in, will be made available with 3, 4 and 5 cutting edges having multiple lengths of cut. Various cutting edge solutions will be offered, including a roughing geometry. (Photo courtesy of Haimer)
Power Mill Solid Carbide Endmills from Haimer use endmill geometries that are ideal for chatter free high end machining and extremely smooth surfaces for the best possible chip evacuation.

Hobs for Spur Gears, Helical Gears and Splines

The hob is registered in accordance with DIN3968 class B, but generates a gear quality extremely close to what can be expected from a class A hob. Insert changing is quick and easy, and yet features modern wedge-clamping technology for positional repeatability and the groundbreaking iLock interface for high precision and stability.
The CoroMill 176 range of full profile hobs from Sandvik Cormant is ideal for roughing, semi-finishing and finishing operations on both hobbing machines and multi-task machines/five-axis machining centers.