TechMet’s turning inserts program has most everything needed to get the job done. A wide range of insert shapes, sizes, corner radii—it’s all there, with tested and proven products. You’ll find easy-to-choose finishing/medium/roughing chipbreakers for specific materials, for both negative and positive rake inserts. All made with premium carbide substrate materials, the latest CVD and PVD coating technologies, and covering a broad range of materials and applications.
We stock a wide range of negative rake inserts covering most external turning and internal machining operations.
See our program of positive rake inserts for internal machining of smaller diameter holes and external turning with low cutting forces.
What type of turning insert will work best for your application? Browse our tips to learn more.
See our guide to turning insert grades—and get guidance on which to use for which applications.
Get technical info and tips for turning operations—including turning formulas, cutting speeds and more.
“TechMet’s inserts outlasted a competitor's insert life by over 10x in difficult materials.”
Brian H.Autmog Machine
“We decided to try TechMet due to their competitive pricing on a particular insert we use a lot. To our surprise, not only did we get a better price, but the quality of insert was better and lasted longer than the previous brand we were using. The sales staff is knowledgeable about the products, flexible and easy to work with.”
Melinda K.Epic Machine
“TechMet tooling and inserts are some of the best I have used in my 40 years in this business. The value that they bring to our process is what gives us the edge over our competitors.”
Peter S.S&S Machine
Since 1998, we’ve demonstrated high standards of quality, performance and service. We’ve applied that same approach—and longstanding expertise—to our indexable cutting tools.
We’ve delivered premium carbide blanks for 25 years, becoming North America’s number-one supplier.
From annual Six Sigma audits and state-of-the-art production equipment and processes to sophisticated metallurgical quality labs, we’re committed to quality.
We offer same-day shipping with no minimum order and a 5 p.m. ET order cutoff time—to keep you up and running.