Cutting Tools


Sorapol Ujjin | Dreamstime

US Cutting Tool Demand Takes Downward Turn

Nov. 20, 2023
Orders for cutting tools dropped -8.1% to $201.4 million in the latest monthly total, though the year-to-date total remains ahead of 2022 by a comparable margin.
Sandvik Coromant
The Sandvik Coromant CoroCut 2 parting and grooving system.
New Products

Updated Parting and Grooving Concept

Oct. 5, 2023
For all types of parting and grooving applications with cutting depths suitable for double-edged inserts, the CoroCut2 promises greater flexibility and productivity.
Janlipina | Dreamstime
CNC lathing process.
Cutting Tools

Cutting Tool Shipments Up 9.4% YTD

Sept. 28, 2023
Manufacturers’ demand for cutting tools totaled $1.43 billion through July, but unit shipments are flat – suggesting the year-to-date rise is a lingering effect of inflation.
Dormer Pramet
The Dormer Pramet Shark E894 tap selection.
New Products

Taps for High-End Threading

Sept. 21, 2023
The high-performance HSS-E thread-forming tap suitable for through holes and blind holes in a wide range of materials, with toughness, hardness, and heat resistance to the entire...
Walter USA
The Walter TC130 Supreme tap.
New Products

Tap for Short Chips, Premium Thread Surfaces

Sept. 14, 2023
Patent-pending geometry improves surface quality and ensures consistent, extended fine-surface finish of the threads.


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White Papers & Manufacturing eBooks

Managing Machine Shop Maintenance

May 19, 2021
Get this AM eBook on increasing system reliability and productivity, and decreasing maintenance costs.
Walter USA
The Walter X·treme Evo Plus DC180 Supreme solid-carbide drill maximizes productivity due to Krato·tec coating technology.
New Products

Reliable Solid-Carbide Tool

July 27, 2023
Designed with internal coolant and customized coating, it’s effective for drilling steels, stainless steels, cast irons, non-ferrous metals, heat-resistant super alloys, and hard...
Andreyi Armiagov | Dreamstime
CNC milling machine.

Cutting Tool Orders Up Again

July 18, 2023
Cutting tool demand is up 20.0% year-over-year and up 16.1% year-to-date, showing that manufacturing activity has not yet succumbed to inflation and other issues that have economists...
Deep drilling is one of the processes taking place on the double-spindle machines. The MAPAL-supplied, 8-mm drills are boring 180-mm and 141-mm holes.
Cutting Tools

Optimizing Tools for Deep Drilling

July 5, 2023
An automotive supplier found the best quality and most productive deep-boring performance results from a solid-carbide drill modified with a PCD cutting tip.
Phuchit | Dreamstime
CNC milling machine with an automotive part.
Machining / Cutting

Explaining Cutting-Edge Milling

June 12, 2023
The question is how best to combine the best milling technologies to increase productivity, reduce cycle times, and improve tool life and surface finish.