With ground inserts that are said to be useful for a variety of applications, the system allows turning, grooving, parting-off, threading and copying with only one toolholder when implemented in sliding-headstock machines. Coated carbide grades are available for materials including high-alloy steels, titanium and stainless steels.
The line also includes MiniFix Internal Swiss Machining Systems, which are suitable for boring, threading, grooving and copying in diameters measuring 0.028" and larger. The system allows the use of either indexable or solid carbide cutters in the same toolholder. Its V-shank design provides easy setup and locks in one way, providing insert repeatability of less than 0.0005" both axially and radially, the company says.
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