Grooving Tools as Fine as a Strand of Hair

Imagine being able to cut grooves to the thickness of a human hair (0.0019 inch). It’s hard to picture, but when you see for yourself micro-medical devices, dental implants and micro-electronic components that feature micro grooves, you realize that indeed micro grooving tools are necessary. 

Article From: 1/16/2013 Production Machining
Imagine being able to cut grooves to the thickness of a human hair (0.0019 inch). It’s hard to picture, but when you see for yourself micro-medical devices, dental implants and micro-electronic components that feature micro grooves, you realize that indeed micro grooving tools are necessary.
 
A line of micro grooving tools from GenSwiss, part of its Utilis Multidec 1600 series, makes it unnecessary for Swiss-machine users to grind their own tools or modify existing tools. The tools come with toolholders that are designed to absorb cutting forces and protect cutting edges from shock and vibration. The inserts have two indexable cutting edges and are constructed of a micro-grained carbide grade that is said to be balanced for toughness and hardness properties.
 
To read more about micro grooving tools, visit “Micro Grooving on Swiss Machines.”
Comments are reviewed by moderators before they appear to ensure they meet Modern Machine Shop’s submission guidelines.
blog comments powered by Disqus
LEARN MORE

Editor's Picks

Micro Grooving on Swiss Machines

In any turning application, grooving can be a critical, even challenging, operation.

Related Suppliers

GenSwiss

Zones

Supplier Categories

Loading the player ...
Drilling, routing, milling, reaming.
AMAMCO Tool engineers custom tooling for your most critical applications.
ERIX tool saves up to 90% of the manufacturing time on back spotfacing and chamfering operations.
MMS ONLINE
Channel Partners
  • Techspex