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Metal Cutting Tools

Metal cutting tools and metal cutting machines are the heart of any precision metal working industry including sheet metal stamping die manufacturing industries. From the simple hardened steel cutting tools the metal cutting tool technology has developed a long way. Today the various materials used for making metal cutting tools include, high carbon steel cutting tools, high speed steel (HSS cutting tools) and extreme hard metal cutting tools like carbide cutting tools, ceramic & diamond cutting tools. These materials are used in manufacturing a wide variety of cutting tools from raw material cutting saws to precision CNC milling cutters. Let's examine some of these metal cutting tools in detail.

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Cutting Tools

The most commonly used metal cutting tools are, hand cutting tools like hacksaw, files, chisel, taps, reamers, thread cutting dies and machine metal cutting tools like drills, center drills, turning tools, milling cutters, slitting saws, cutting tool inserts and modern metal cutting machine tools like edm machining, wire cutting (wire edm), waterjet cutting etc.

Metal Cutting Tool- Turning

Turning tools are one of the most widely used metal cutting tools in metal working industries. Turning is metal cutting operation performed on a lathe machine to remove excess material from a work pice to produce cylindrical shaped parts. Turning tools are made of high speed steel or carbide insert tools. Other cutting tools used on a lathe machine includes thread cutting tool, parting tool, recessing tool, centering tools (center drill bit), drills and boring tool.

Milling Cutters

Milling cutters are made out of high speed steel or carbide. The carbide milling cutters can be, whole solid carbide cutters like carbide end mills or carbide insert milling cutters. Milling cutters come in different sizes and shapes depending upon the type of miling machine and milling operation to be performed. End mills, shell end mills, slab milling cutters, carbide insert milling cutters etc are examples of various types of milling cutters.

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