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The ExoPro-Ti premium tap series from OSG Tap & Die is designed for machining titanium alloys. The tap’s cutting edge provides optimal sharpness and strength, the company says, and reverse-helix flutes push chips ahead of the tap, avoiding chip evacuation problems. The taps are available in a range of sizes and feature OSG’s V coating for prolonged tool life.
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With PCD tooling, yes it can. The diamond cutting edges demand a large number flutes to realize their full effectiveness. Traditional methods for making cutter bodies limit the number of flutes, but 3D printing is delivering tools with higher flute density and other enhancements as well.