Manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company, Thinbit's Groove 'N Turn inserts are designed to both groove and turn using narrow insert widths. They are useful for manufacturing medical components such as stents, bone screws, implants and surgical tools. Geometries and grade can be tailored for titanium, plastics and stainless steel.
The company's offset insert design allows grooving or turning up to a shoulder. Insert geometries are available for grooving, threading, face grooving, parting and special configurations. The inserts are available in groove width sizes ranging from 0.004" to 0.150" in 0.001" increments with either sharp corners or 0.007" radius. The come in two sub-micron grain carbide grades: DM-2 for steel and interrupted cutting and DM-5 for aluminum and other non-ferrous alloys. High speed steel as well as TiN, TiCN, TiAlN and diamond coatings also are available.