Kyocera SGS Expands Micro-Tool Offerings
Kyocera SGS Precision Tools is expanding its micro-tool offerings by more than 4,000 tools, with large increases in its variety of micro-end mills and micro-drills.
Kyocera SGS Precision Tools (KSPT) is expanding its SGS-branded micro tool offerings by more than 4,000 tools. As part of the expansion, the company has added more than 2,500 SGS micro-end mills to its portfolio with different lengths of cut, reach variations, end configurations and coatings. It says this versatile portfolio should satisfy a variety of machining applications that require small-diameter milling.
KSPT also added a new lineup of more than 1,400 SGS micro drills. The company says its variety of internal and external coolant options and various lengths of cut allow this comprehensive offering to meet the demands of a variety of micro-hole-making applications.
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