Scientific Cutting Tools Blog

Fall Trade Shows and New Products

September 24, 2019

West Coast. Canada. East Coast. If you’re in North America there’s a good possibility you’ll be attending one or more of these shows. These three major events are our last stops for 2019 so be sure to add us to your show planner and say hello!   WESTEC Long Beach, CA, USA Booth: 1912 SCT…

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The Brand New 2019 Catalog

May 16, 2019

The brand new 2019 catalog is here. Over the last few years SCT has expanded several product lines, improved tool designs and added new product offerings. You will find some big updates as well as classic navigational tools like the color coded tabs and new products page. There is also never seen before content including…

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Tools for Mills and Lathes

January 25, 2019

More than 55 years ago, Scientific Cutting Tools, Inc. (SCT) was established as an innovative tool business based upon the simple marketing concept of providing customers with superior products, competitive prices and uncompromising service. We manufacture an extensive line of cutting tools including thread mills, port tools, cavity tools, indexable and solid carbide boring bars,…

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Engraving Tools are Top Tool in 2018

January 1, 2019

Sometimes the underdog wins, and in 2018, first place went to the mighty but sometimes overlooked engraving tool. Its current demand and rise in popularity was a pleasant surprise. Engraving tools are primarily used for machining serial numbers and other inscriptions on a part. It may also be used, secondarily, as an economic tool for chamfering a corner…

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SCT Product Announcement – Helical Chamfer Mills

September 7, 2018

Scientific Cutting Tools, Inc. is proud to announce a new line of high performance helical chamfer mills. The helical cutters are significantly more free cutting and leave a smoother finish than the standard straight flute alternatives. The variable helical flute design provides high sheer, reduced side cutting pressure, and improved chip evacuation, thus achieving extremely…

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Download the CBN & PCD Product Guide

October 27, 2017

Scientific Cutting Tools offers two advanced cutting materials: CBN Tipped and PCD Tipped boring bars and CBN and PCD tipped inserts for indexable boring bars.  All CBN and PCD tipped boring bars have premium submicron carbide bodies and a precision ground flat. The minimum bore options for both start as small as 0.120. Both the…

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Product Announcement: SPTM EXJ

August 24, 2017

Scientific Cutting Tools has expanded the Single Profile Thread Mills (SPTM) line of products with brand new SPTM EXJ tools. Prior to this release, UN SPTM styles only cut internal UNJ threads. This new tool provides an external UNJ thread cutting option. The SPTM EXJ is a great economical tool engineered for cutting external threads. The tool features a single…

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The CRT Qualified System

June 20, 2017

SCT offers two holders with backstops: the CRT and the QHC. Our QHC holder has an infinitely adjustable backstop and is offered in both inch and metric specifications. The QHC is an economical option that has coolant holes that can be interfaced with your existing coolant through system. However, one cannot use the QHC backstop and interface at…

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April 7, 2017

Scientific Cutting Tool’s ACME thread mills are made to cut general purpose ACME and Stub ACME threads. We offer single profile thread mills to cut internal and external threads. Because of the coarseness of these threads and the low flank angles of the thread profile, ACME thread milling is not possible without corrections to the…

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It Takes Two: Port tools & Thread Mills

February 24, 2017

When machining a port, it is necessary to cut a thread as well. The port finishes the hole whereas the thread must be created using a TAP or a thread mill. Thread mills are particularly effective for creating a thread close to the bottom of a blind hole, unlike TAPS which tend to create imperfect and…

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