Ingersoll’s Gold-Flex inserts feature a four-edged design for multi-functional operations, including grooving, parting, lateral turning and chamfer machining. A high-positive chip former enables machining in multiple applications while providing improved chip control in plunging and lateral turning operations. The chips are broken and moved away from the workpiece to improve surfaces.
The inserts’ clamping system features a side torx screw and three contact points for increased stability and durability under demanding machining conditions, the company says. Insert indexing and changing is designed to be simple and accurate. Cutting edges that are not in use are protected so that if one or more edges are broken the insert can be indexed to a new edge without adversely affecting the insert seating position.
The inserts are available in widths ranging from 0.020" to 0.125" (0.5–3.18 mm) and in grade TT9080. Lead angles and full-radius inserts also are available.