Tap and Drill Bundles Save Time, Money
Eastec 2019: YG-1 has announced a Blue Ring Tap lineup promotion featuring 28 different tap bundles.
YG-1 has announced a Blue Ring Tap lineup promotion featuring 28 different tap bundles. The bundles include spiral-flute and spiral-point taps in inch and metric sizes.
According to the company, each bundle offers users three ways to save time and money: lower cost per hole through optimized geometry and YG-1’s Hardslick coating providing longer tool life; higher productivity in HSS-PM material through smoother chip evacuation; and the tap’s ability to handle greater spindle speeds.
Each kit (regardless of configuration) features an additional carbide Dream-series drill sized for the taps provided in the bundle. Each tap bundle comes as a six-pack in a durable foam-mounted display cup.
The promotion for the Blue Ring Tap bundles will end in June 2019.
Creating threaded holes in titanium alloys calls for proper techniques based on an understanding of both the properties of these materials and the peculiarities of the tapping process.
Reducing cutting fluid use offers the chance for considerable cost savings. Tool life may even improve.
One of the most common methods of tapping in use today on CNC machines is 'rigid tapping' or 'synchronous feed tapping.' A rigid tapping cycle synchronizes the machine spindle rotation and feed to match a specific thread pitch. Since the feed into the hole is synchronized, in theory a solid holder without any tension-compression can be used.