Scientific Cutting Tools Blog

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…

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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…

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IMTS 2016

September 28, 2016

This past IMTS was an exceptional show for Scientific Cutting Tools. With more than 2,407 exhibitors and 115, 612 registered attendees, the 2016 show was the best attended in IMTS history and SCT got more leads from this year’s show than ever before. The debut of our new CRT (Coolant Ring Technology) system was extremely…

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Indexable Tooling

September 2, 2016

Scientific Cutting Tools stocks their own line of indexable boring bars! We offer boring bars with two different types of inserts: triangle shaped and diamond shaped. The screws are the same for both types of inserts, making it easy to replace lost hardware without confusion. We also offer both chip control and non-chip control inserts.…

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Bringing Coating In-house

July 7, 2016

Scientific Cutting Tools now has the capability of coating our cutting tools on our physical premises. As part of our commitment to our customers, we are always seeking new and innovative ways to improve our processes and reduce our turnaround time. With our new coating machine from Platit we increase our efficiency and versatility with…

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CRT Holders

May 25, 2016

Scientific Cutting Tools is now offering Coolant Ring Technology Holders! Our CRT Holders are made from high quality heat treated steel and come with a black oxide coating. They are engineered to allow for better coolant penetration deep into the bore, reducing temperature at the cutting edge. The overhang of the tools used with the…

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Coolant Through Port Tools

August 31, 2015

Each of SCT’s coolant through port tools has coolant holes to either 3 or 5 of the tool’s flutes because having an uneven number helps reduce chatter. Coolant lowers the surface temperature of the cutting zone making our port tools better equipped to deal with the extremely high temperatures that occur when machining a part.…

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Straight Flute Thread Mills

August 1, 2015

SCT stocks UN thread mills for cutting from 4-40 up to 3-1/2-8, as well as NPT, BSPP, and BSPT 1/16 to 2 ½ and up. All of our solid carbide straight flute thread mills, except for staggered tooth thread mills, are crest-cutting and are used for cutting internal threads only. Engineered for high performance, these…

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Long Reach Thread Mills

May 22, 2015

Long Reach Thread Mills have three teeth and a helical flute that provide reduced side cutting pressure. The first tooth roughs, the second and third finish. This allows for the efficient cutting of extremely deep threads in small sizes. These tools cut internal threads only Thread Mills cut a thread using helical interpolation. Helical interpolation…

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Lathe Tools

May 22, 2015

A short summary demonstrating the variety of lathe tools we offer is as follows: Holders Single Point Tool Holders: These tools come in two varieties: QHC holders have two flats on the O.D., two coolant holes, four set screws and can be used with or without the back stop while DHF holders have two set…

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