Scientific Cutting Tools Blog

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

The CRT Qualified System

June 20, 2017

Use the CRT holder in conjunction with our qualified boring bars and/or qualified threading tools for quick change machining at optimal performance levels (The CRT System). Our BQ series of qualified boring bars offers dozens of sizes with overall length tolerances of ± 0.001 inch and overall diameter tolerances of ± 0.0005 inch. SCT also offers a line of qualified threading tools,…

Read More


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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Cavity Tools

January 30, 2017

SCT’s cavity tools are used for the manufacturing of valve body manifolds. Our line includes tools for Sun Cavity, Parker, Eaton Vickers, and Hydraforce specifications. They can be used in both lathe and mill applications. These tools are ground between centers for maximum concentricity and are made from premium heat-treated steel and brazed submicron carbide…

Read More

Advanced Cutting Materials

November 21, 2016

Scientific Cutting Tools offers two iterations of specialized cutting materials: CBN Tipped Inserts and PCD Tipped Inserts.  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 inserts and the bars are stocked for quick…

Read More