Drilling Tools

Opening a Connected Path from Digital Art to Part to Profit

Having data is not enough. Whether the data is identifying and describing the workpiece, the materials, the machines that will make it, the approval specification or other manufacturing criteria, all of the information must be organized in a manner which allows the data to work for you. This is where the digital intelligence of the smart factory comes into play.
Drilling Tools: Articles

A More Productive Alternative to Helical Interpolation for High Volume Holemaking

The limitations of using milling tools to prepare holes for finishing become apparent as hole depth and volume increase. Enter the relatively simple and affordable twin cutter, which can solve this and virtually any other holemaking problem.

How to 3D Print Precision Drills

The days when precision tools and additive manufacturing strategies could not co-exist are history.

How to Thread Nickel-Based Alloys

Proper tooling selection is the key for optimal results in this demanding application.

The Whole Picture in Holemaking

Today’s holemaking techniques need to be more efficient than ever to meet greater demands and closer tolerances. Ultimately, the tool — and its application — matter. For optimal success, it's time to see the whole picture.

How New Spindle Connection Maximizes Metal Removal

From Weakest Link to Machining Superstar: The new KM4X™ design from Kennametal can perform from low-speed/high torque to high-speed/low torque when milling, drilling, and turning a wide range of materials to get the absolute most out of your production equipment.


Drilling Tools: Industry News

Emuge and OPEN MIND Establish Partnership

They will share technical data and best practices on machining applications and programs, conduct joint seminars and develop advanced cutting tool and CAM software solutions.

Downturn in U.S. Cutting Tool Orders

April orders of $168 million dropped 16 percent from the previous month.

Seco Launches New Global Website

Improved search functionality lets users quickly obtain tools and cutting strategies tailored to meet their specific manufacturing applications and challenges.


Drilling Tools: Products

How to Prevent “Walking” When Drilling Curved Surfaces

The SST self-centering split point drill bit from Walter Surface Technologies allows for the drilling of any size of hole in a single operation.

Advanced Tools and Accessories for Swiss Machining

The multidec-LUBE tool clamp system, PCM 4X high speed spindles, and Louis Belet carbide “Expert” series tooling from GenSwiss increase Swiss machining productivity and reduce operating costs.

Mill-Thread Tool for High Speed Aluminum Machining

Ideal for aerospace, automotive and other high precision applications, the solid carbide AMT from Carmex minimizes the tendency of aluminum to stick to the cutting tool edges to deliver high surface finish and good chip evacuation.