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Tooling Up for Challenging Cuts
To maximize quality and repeatability, you need the right cutting tools, especially in challenging applications. Here’s a guide for selecting tools for high-speed tool paths, tight areas, straight walls and graphite cutting. more (+)

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MOST RECENT CONTENT: Cutting Tools

Modular Tooling System Offers Clamping to 20,000 N
MoldMaking Technology

Erowa has updated its MTS zero-point modular tooling system with total monitoring feedback, a maximum clamping power of 20,000 N and enhanced precision to fulfill even the most exacting machining demands.

Carbide End Mills Offer Longer Tool Life, Reduced Wear
MoldMaking Technology

RobbJack’s DM/MDM die/mold series carbide end mills feature a carbide material and coating combination designed to last longer than comparable combinations for hard metal applications and to reduce wear.

End Mills Provide Stability for Lower Speed Machining
MoldMaking Technology

Designed for stainless and general steels, Haimer’s Power Mill F1304NN series end mill combines a variable-helix flute geometry with a roughing cord profile for more stable milling in machines with limited horsepower.

Cutting Tools Feature Hybrid Geometries
MoldMaking Technology

EDM Sales & Supplies offers Millstar’s Quad Force line of hybrid cutting tools, which offer a combination of high-feed, variable-flute, variable-helix and offset geometries.

Miniature End Mills Handle Hard, Hard-to-Cut Materials
MoldMaking Technology

Micro 100 Tool’s miniature BEF ball mill and MEF square mill are manufactured from an extra-fine grade of carbide designed for toughness in both hard and difficult-to-cut materials ranging to 68 HRC.

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OVERVIEW:
Cutting Tools

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Cutting tools are used on machine tools to cut metal, and are one component of the overall mold machining process to consider when looking to improve speeds, feeds, wear and surface finish. Technologies include end mills, drills, inserts, spindles, toolholders, fluids and coatings. There are many styles, substrates and coatings to consider during selection.
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New Products

Modular Tooling System Offers Clamping to 20,000 N
Erowa Technology Inc. 6/14/2016
Carbide End Mills Offer Longer Tool Life, Reduced Wear
RobbJack Corporation/Crystallume 6/2/2016
End Mills Provide Stability for Lower Speed Machining
Haimer USA 6/1/2016
Cutting Tools Feature Hybrid Geometries
EDM Sales and Supplies, Inc. 5/26/2016
Miniature End Mills Handle Hard, Hard-to-Cut Materials
Micro 100 Tool Corp. 5/12/2016
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