Metal cutting knowledge

General turning

Find solutions to the most common turning challenges such as poor chip control and vibration. Understand how the use of cutting fluid and coolant helps achieving good component quality or how to be successful when turning long and slender components or interrupted cuts.

Parting and grooving

Get our best tips for how to achieve secure parting off, efficient grooving or good chip evacuation in your face grooving operations. The troubleshooting sections gives good advice for how to overcome typical challenges in this machining area.


Threads can be machined using the different methods thread turning, thread milling, tapping or thread whirling - each having their different machining advantages and considerations. Nevertheless, here we share our knowledge when it comes to all threading.


Whether you need tips for which cutter style that suits your face milling operation, how to best machine that deep shoulder or want to know how the pitch affects productivity, stability and power consumption – this section covers application knowledge and tips for various different milling operations.


Here is the application know-how that will help you achieve excellent hole results for a variety of machining conditions, materials and application types using different drilling methods. You also find useful tips for circular ramping, plunge drilling and trepanning.



In this section we review some of the main reaming problems and how to solve them, such as wrong cutting data and built-up edges on the cutting edges. There are also tips about how to prepare for reaming and what to avoid, from how to set up the workpiece to regrinding.


Boring is a method to enlarge a hole or improve the quality of an existing hole. Whether you want tips on how to achieve close tolerances when using a fine boring tool or want high metal removal for rough boring operations, this is where you find our tips and recommendations.

Tooling systems and machines

Get tips for how to configure your turning lathe, machining centre, multi-task machine or sliding head machine. Find out how to choose the right spindle interface depending on machine and tooling system considerations and get the most out of your machine.


Matching the most suited cutting tool material (grade) and insert geometry with the workpiece material to be machined is important for a trouble-free and productive machining process.  Here you learn more about the different aspects of machinability.


Our technologies are developed to improve your machining. Learn more about the ingenious secrets behind our latest technologies and learn what they can do for you.

Calculators and software

To help you in your machining, we have gathered our calculators and software to help you in your machining. With our apps you can get tool recommendations, you can make purchases, track your order, and even educate yourself.

Machining formulas and definitions

Calculating correct values for different machining parameters such as cutting speed and spindle speed is a crucial factor for achieving the best result from the cutting tools. Find the most relevant formulas and definitions for your operations here.