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The MultiTAP is a high-performance tap designed to cut a variety of materials, such as carbon steel, steel alloys, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass and bronze. The tap is also engineered 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.
Hitting the Coolant Sweet Spot
Toolholders with integrated cutting fluid delivery channels offer threaded, fixed-position nozzles that direct parallel streams of coolant to pre-defined positions at the top of the cutting tool.