Indexable Inserts from Powder
During the 2013 edition of its biennial “Technology Days” event, Horn treated the press to a tour of its entire manufacturing operation. Here are a few highlights.
One of the more fascinating aspects of a recent trip to visit Horn in Tubingen, Germany was getting a first-hand look at how the company transforms a powdered mix of various elements into hardened inserts capable of cleaving through even the toughest metal. Click through the picture gallery below to follow this process from start to finish.
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