NTK Cutting Tools
46929 Magellan Rd.
Wixom , MI 48393 US
A division of NGK Spark Plug (USA), Inc.
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
7 Tips for Programming Ceramic Cutting Tools
Ceramic tools require different thinking and a willingness to tweak tool paths developed with carbide in mind.
Better chip control on Swiss-type lathes, for one. “Y” refers to the Y-axis/gang-tool-slide motion these machines use primarily to bring a different tool into position for a different turning operation.
This toolholder takes advantage of a Swiss-type’s Y-axis motion to approach and engage the barstock from the side, which helps prevent “bird nesting.”