Cutting Tools

The Future of Edge Preparation

Small to medium volume manufacturers, coating centers and R&D facilities are taking a closer look at the need for cutting tool edge preparation to evaluate how the micro-wet blasting process offers controlled and repeatable results that not only improve cutting tool quality and life, but is also kinder to the environment with less consumables needed and no harmful chemicals.
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Cutting Tools: Articles

Allen Benjamin Appoints Customer Service and Tool Design Coordinator

Frank Bartiromo now coordinates service and design of solid carbide and carbide insert taps, high performance application-specific HSSE taps, solid carbide and carbide insert chasers, and other industrial threading products.  
Frank Bartiromo will handle customer service and technical design of the company line of cutting tools.

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down in May

Overall cutting tools shipments were down in May despite many other manufacturing indicators being positive in the same time period, meaning this should be taken in context with other data and an upward 3-month trend.
The $169 million in consumption was down 3.5 percent from the previous month and down 4.4 percent from a year earlier.

Sandvik Coromant Recycles Carbide to Benefit Workshop for Warriors

During July, August and September, the cutting tool manufacturer will donate $1 to the non-profit organization for each pound of recycled carbide received. 

Polygon Conducts Rotary Broach Plant Tour

The tour included a discussion of which materials are used for broaching bone screws and explained how the choice of substrate material depends on the method of broaching. There was also a review of a new rotary broach material that Polygon is researching.
The tour for the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association featured new tooling for manufacturing hexagon and six-lobe forms in titanium bone screws.

Seco Tools Treats Customers to Indy 500 Practice with Andretti

Seco guests got a personal tour of the Andretti garage to see the incredible amount of technology and work that goes into building and maintaining an Indy car.
Festivities included a meet and greet with IRL driver Marco Andretti, a tour of the Andretti Autosport garage, a catered lunch in the team’s suite at the track, and a visit to the pits to get a firsthand view of the Indy cars in action.

 

Cutting Tools: Products

Standardized Live Centers Cut Cost and Order Time

Standard centers from Royal Products include full diameter, reduced diameter, female 90 deg angle, small bull nose and male 90 deg angle. 
These five standard live centers from Royal Products apply Roto-Shield™ technology increases a live center’s life by up to 300 percent by increasing bearing life by deflecting coolant, protecting bearings, minimizing seal wear and maintaining grease consistency.  

Arbor Adapter Accommodates Standard Tools with ¾ In Weldon Shanks

The Slugger® QuickIn Arbor Adapter from FEIN accommodates industry standard tools having ¾ in Weldon shanks and will work on three new Slugger machines that accept Morse taper tool holders. The adapter is offered as an optional accessory, but is being included with Slugger 2-speed drills as an introductory promotion.
The Slugger® QuickIn Arbor Adapter from FEIN Power Tools enables Slugger machines to use HSS annular cutters plus chucks and other attachments with ¾ in Weldon shanks without the need for time consuming keys or wrenches, and expands the magnetic drill for tapping, countersinking, reaming and using twist drills.

Broad Lineup of Hertel Cutting Tools

The Hertel brand of cutting tools from MSC Industrial Supply are comprised of high-grade, reliable materials, and every product is carefully inspected ensuring they meet or exceed industry standards. Each Hertel solution also comes with a “no questions asked” satisfaction guarantee so users can always have complete trust in what they buy. 
MSC Industrial Supply added 1,350 Hertel cutting tools to meet the growing demand for high-quality solid holemaking, threading and milling tools, indexable carbide products, turning and milling inserts and tool holders.