Walter USA's TC117, TC217 Advance Cut Taps Provide High Threading Productivity
Walter’s TC117/TC217 Advance cut taps provide high threading productivity in a wide range of materials.
The TC117 (blind-hole) and TC217 (through-hole) taps tackle
The WY80RG option provides chip control, wear resistance and higher cutting speeds.
To make the transition to hard turning, you'll need to switch from carbide to CBN inserts, but that is easier (and more economical) than you might think. It's making the jump to much higher surface speeds that might scare you off. It needn't. Here's why.
Applying ceramic inserts is not a simple substitution of one cutting tool material for another. There are significant process considerations that shops should examine carefully in order to realize performance and tool life expectations from ceramic inserts. Here's a look at some of the ways they are used.
The right choices in tooling and technique can optimize the thread turning process.