Metalworking Resources


CustomPart.Net Quick Tools

CustomPart.Net is an online resource for manufacturing cost estimation. This site features easy-to-use estimation tools and in-depth manufacturing content.

Kennametal's Cost Justifier Tool

Kennametal provides solutions for customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation. The company’s Cost Justifier Tool can help estimate productivity.

Technical Metalworking Charts

Get charts for press brake forming, metal shearing, hole punching, band saw cutting, metric conversion and decimal charts used in many metalworking shops across the world.



SawCalc from LENOX is a versatile cut calculation application that includes a calculator sheet, band saw guide, blade trial and more.

Metalworking Machining Calculator

On Better MRO, our Metalworking Machining Calculator provides quick, centralized access to the most commonly used machining calculators used in a wide range of applications.

Metalworking Productivity Calculator

Input current and potential parameters into our Metalworking Productivity Calculator on Better MRO to discover where you could achieve greater productivity or cost savings.


SECO Suggest

Get product and tool assembly recommendations from SECO, providers of comprehensive metal cutting solutions for milling, stationary tools, hole making and tooling systems.

LENOX Blade Selector

LENOX manufactures industrial saw blades, hand tools, power tool accessories, and other products. Search for your specific needs with this LENOX Blade Selector.


MachiningCloud is an independent provider of product data content, including direct access to tooling data and speed and feed recommendations that can be read directly into your CAM software.


MSC's Tooling Up Video Series

MSC's Tooling Up video series can help you improve your manufacturing efficiency and gain a competitive edge with inside access to services, solutions and innovative product offerings from leading industry experts, our trusted partners and knowledgeable in-house specialists.


This educational resource provides workforce development solutions through manufacturing training and development. Programs are flexible and customizable, and the Tooling U-SME site also includes a library of online resources.

Sandvik Coromant Video Resources

Part of global industrial engineering group Sandvik, Sandvik Coromant is at the forefront of manufacturing tools, machining solutions and knowledge. The company’s video resources page provides e-learning and tips on a wide range of metalworking topics.


IMTS - International Manufacturing Technology Show

The largest manufacturing and technology show in the world, IMTS is held every two years in Chicago and offers opportunities to learn, network and catch the latest in manufacturing technology. The next event will be held September 2020.


SDS - Safety Data Sheets

MSC’s Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are designed to provide detailed information on the properties of a particular substance to ensure safe handling.

The Latest in Metalworking Resources

Advances in design and materials have led to lighter-weight safety shoes that provide strong protection and enhanced traction, helping to reduce worker fatigue.


From ordering raw materials to final inspections, machine shops and other metalworking companies must ensure that every aspect of the manufacturing process is tightly controlled. Here’s what you need to know.

Supplier Content

A Northeast aerospace components manufacturer could only get six holes per drill on a small drill with its incumbent coolant. This led the company to start searching for a new coolant that could yield more holes per drill, as well as increase the life of its tools and reject tramp oil.


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