Insert Tooling


The use of insert form tooling offers many benefits over traditional solid tools.

  • Increased tool life
  • Reduced setup time
  • Reduced downtime
  • Reduced scrap
  • Elimination of costly regrinding

Specialized Coatings

Crowley Tool utilizes material specific coatings to optimize tool performance and increase tool life. Our most commonly used coatings are TiN, TiAlN, Alcrona, and Hard Carbon. Other coatings are available for special applications or by customer request.

Secondary Operations

Insertable tools allow each tool to be customized to meet job-specific requirements. By performing secondary grinding and finishing operations on our inserts, we are able to enhance tool life, improve chip flow, improve part surface finish, and eliminate chatter.

  • Edge Honing
  • Face Polishing
  • Form Polishing
  • Side clearance
  • Chip breakers
  • Additional Rake
  • Additional Clearance


Compared to traditional solid tools, it is often easier and more cost effective to carry out tests to improve performance, when utilizing insert form tools. Since we know every job is different, we work with our customers to improve performance and efficiency as necessary through tool trials.

Crowley Tool combines experience, innovation, and proven product success to provide the right tool at the right time

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