Multipurpose Cutting Tool Reduces Cost
Arno Werkzeuge USA’s Shark-Cut line is a multipurpose cutting tool platform for a range of turning applications, enabling shops to use one tool for facing, drilling, boring and turning.
Arno Werkzeuge USA’s Shark-Cut line is a multipurpose cutting tool platform for a range of turning applications, enabling shops to use one tool for facing, drilling, boring and turning. By combining four operations into just one tool, the company says the cutting tool system offers an immediate cost savings of as much as 50 percent, eliminating the need to purchase additional cutting tools such as drills, boring bars and inserts.
The system reduces tool setup and indexing time between operations for further cost savings, efficiency and flexibility. It also creates room on the turret for other tools, so shops can maximize the productivity of their machines.
The product range features inserts that are peripherally ground and precisely pressed in grades and geometries for a variety of materials including aluminum and nonferrous, steel and high-temperature alloys. Multiple coolant ports insure cutting-edge immersion and chip evacuation.
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