CERATIZIT Chicago Inc.

2050 Mitchell Blvd.
Schaumburg , IL 60193 US


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Komet of America Changes Name to Ceratizit Chicago
Komet of America, reflecting a recent integration in the Ceratizit Group, changes its name to Ceratizit Chicago Inc.

Jacques Lanners and Dr. Christof Bonsch

Ceratizit Group Acquires Komet Group
The Ceratizit aims to position Komet for developing cutting tool products in the Industry 4.0 domain.

10-flute tool

Can Additive Manufacturing Increase Milling Feed Rates?
With PCD tooling, yes it can. The diamond cutting edges demand a large number of flutes to realize their full effectiveness. Traditional methods for making cutter bodies limit the number of flutes, but 3D printing is delivering tools with higher flute density and other enhancements as well.

single setup grinding

Grinding Machine Increases Tool Supplier’s Production
Komet of America Inc. had a problem: extra setup was causing a production bottleneck. Junker's Lean Selection allround grinding machine proved to be a cost-effective upgrade in technology that decreased setup times.


Lights Off, Profit On
Various tooling considerations contribute to profitable lights-out machining.

horizontal machining center

Systematic Success
A more efficient manufacturing process has enabled this manufacturer to ramp up production of its devices for the oil and gas industry.

Komet Expands Service Network

Komet Expands Service Network
My visit to a recently certified Cincinnati-area tool grinding shop revealed the advantages of this regional program for Komet’s customers and new service partners alike.

Komet Group Bass HSS-E machine and roll-form taps

Komet Group Machine and Roll-Form Taps
The Bass HSS-E line of high speed steel machine and roll-form taps from Komet Group are designed to reduce the cost per thread, maximize end-product quality and optimize the threading process.

Komet Seeks Acquisition Opportunities
Komet of America (Schaumburg, Illinois), a supplier of bore machining, threading and reaming tools, has announced that it is actively pursuing strategic acquisitions in the North American market.

Drilling and Plunge Milling Tool
Komet’s Quatron hi.feed milling cutter provides four indexable inserts for roughing applications involving drilling or plunge milling.


Last Glance at IMTS 2010
It would be impossible to cover all of the key exhibitors at IMTS 2010—even if every booth got merely a quick glance. However, the editors of MMS did get glimpses of some interesting technologies exhibited at the show...

Video: Getting the Most Out of Your Standard Spindle
High spindle speed is not needed for high productivity, particularly with the right choice of cutting tool types. Techniques described in this tutorial video relate to plunge roughing, high feed milling and slotting.


Heavy-Duty Hole Making
A modular drilling and boring system has changed this oilfield product manufacturer's holemaking operations.

Komet's M042

Smart Boring Bar Auto-Comps
Because boring is a finishing or semi-finishing operation, there is generally little or no margin for dimensional or surface finish error. In production, dimensional accuracy of a precise bore can be negatively affected by tool wear over time.

Product Categories of CERATIZIT Chicago Inc.

Arbors (for Cutters)
Burnishing Tools (Roller)
Chamfering Tools
Collets for Toolholding
Collets, Solid & Master
Deburring Tools (Machine Tool Spindle-Mounted)
Drill Bushings
Drill Chucks
End Mills
Facing Tools/Heads
Grooving Tools
Inserts, Indexable (Carbide, etc.) & Tool Inserts
Milling Cutters
Tap Drivers & Attachments
Thread Milling Cutters
Threading Tools
Threading Tools - Cutting
Threading Tools - Forming
Tool Repair, Coating & Treatment Services
Tooling Systems, Modular and/or Quick-Change

Trade Names

KUB Centron
KUB Duon
KUB Pentron
KUB Quatron
KUB Trigon
Reamax TS
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