CNC machining tools are used are to form material into custom parts and designs.

A CNC machine is well-known for its versatility. It can accomodate a wide range of cutting tools for shaping material into different sizes and shapes.

CNC Machining Tools Materials

CNC machining tools must be made from hard material to be able cut through solid workpiece during the machining process.

Some of those are:

Carbon Steel

Carbon steel contains 0.6-1.5% carbon. It can also contain other alloys such as manganese, silicon, and copper.

HSS Steel

High speed steel consist of tungsten, molybdenum and chromium. It is typically harder and tougher than carbon steel.


Carbide tools are wear-resistant and heat-resistant which is perfect for an excellent surface finish.


Diamond is usually used as a coating. Being the hardest material to date, it is most suitable for cutting highly abrasive pieces.


Different Types of CNC Machining Tools

CNC machine tools comes in various types. The following are some of the most common CNC machining cutting tools:

End Mill

The most common tool for vertical CNC machining is the end mill. End mills can remove a large amount of material in a short amount of time.

Face Mill

Face mill has a solid body that holds multiple carbide inserts, which are typically made of carbide.

The typical function of face mill is to create flat sections on the workpiece.

Thread Mill

Thread mill can cut internal or external threads and may be more effective than taps at penetrating extremely hard metals or asymmetrical parts.

Drill Bit

Drill bit is is made up of a shaft and a cutting edge to drill holes in the workpiece.

Operators use various drill bits with CNC machines to perform various cutting operations.


Reamer’s function is to enlarge existing holes in a workpiece, resulting in an exact hole diameter and an excellent surface finish.

Reamers have much tighter tolerances than other cutting tools when it comes to creating holes.

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