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Kennametal Introduces Flat Bottom Geometry for KenTIP FS

The newest addition to Kennametal’s modular drill tip series, the KenTip FS FEG insert is designed to eliminate the need for drilling and end milling flat-bottom holes, instead completing the part in a single operation.

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Kennametal KenTip FS modular drill series FEG insert

Kennametal has expanded its replaceable drill offering for its KenTip FS modular drill series with a new FEG insert for flat-bottom hole applications. This insert is designed to eliminate the need for drilling and end milling flat-bottom holes, instead completing the part in a single operation.

The FEG insert’s geometry design features a 180-degree cutting edge and a conical center point, which acts as a pilot to provide hole position and straightness. Corner chamfers protect the cutting edges and reduce exit burrs. Four margin lands provide stability when breaking into interrupted cuts and cross-holes. The company's KCP15A grade uses a nano-structured AlTiN coating and fine-grain carbide substrate, providing toughness and wear resistance when drilling steel, stainless steel and cast iron. The diameter range covers 6.0 to 26.0 mm (0.236" to 1.024"). A drilling depth ranging to 12 times the diameter is possible depending on the KenTIP FS modular drill body.

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