Available through Emuge distributers, the MultiTAP is a high-performance tap designed to cut a range of materials including carbon steel, steel alloys, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass and bronze. The tap is also designed to produce threads within both 2B and 3B classes of fit, eliminating the guesswork of calculating H-limits, the company says.
The tap is suited for job shops or manufacturers that work with short- and medium-run threading applications across a spectrum of materials. It is said to improve thread quality and boost output while reducing production costs because it can handle most common materials and applications. According to the company, the tool eliminates the need to stock numerous types of taps in the tool crib.
The tap is constructed of a proprietary grade of high speed steel (HSS-E), nitrided with a Ne2 surface treatment. It is available in both spiral-point and spiral-flute configurations for through- or blind-hole applications. Tap sizes cover a full range for UNC or UNF threads, including inch sizes ranging from #4-40 to ¾"-16, to metric sizes ranging from M4 × 0.7 to M16 × 2.0.
Through-Coolant for Swiss Machines
This system allows shops to quickly transform the standard external-coolant live tooling heads on their turning machine turrets into those with through-tool-coolant capability.