TURNING TOOLS

How AM Is Advancing into Cutting Tools: Photos from EMO

The design freedom of additive manufacturing delivers increased performance to cutting tools. At the world’s leading exposition for machine tools, I saw various examples of this.

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4 Success Factors for Hard Turning

A rigid machine and hard cutting edge are the beginning. Other considerations relate to system rigidity and keeping the cutting force steady.

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Ceratizit's FreeTurn Tooling Combines Different Cutting Edge Properties for Flexibility

Ceratizit’s FreeTurn tooling is designed to be used with its High Dynamic Turning (HDT) method, which is said to enable roughing, finishing, contour turning, face turning and longitudinal turning with a single tool.

Walter USA's Accure-tec A3000 Boring Bar Features Vibration Damping

Walter USA’s Accure-tec A3000, with its vibration damping system, is designed to excel beyond 6 × Dc.

Tungaloy's TCL18 Chipbreaker Minimizes Cutting Forces with TetraMini-Cut Grooving Tool

The TCL18-style chipbreaker for Tungaloy’s TetraMini-Cut line of grooving inserts is designed to minimize cutting force.

Walter USA's G3051-P Arranges Inserts for Efficient Grooving Along Shoulders

Walter USA’s G3051-P grooving system, designed for grooving along shoulders, uses MX22-2L/R indexable inserts inclined by 3 degrees in the insert pocket.

Walter USA's MU5 Insert Benefits Low-Volume, High-Mix Turning Applications

The MU5 double-sided indexable insert from Walter USA can be used for turning steel forged parts as well as stainless materials. 

Tungaloy Supplies TungCut Grooving Tool with Coolant Supply

Tungaloy has expanded its TungCut series of grooving tools to include the CGP32-CHP parting blade. 

Tungaloy Expands TungThread Line with 11ER Threading Inserts

Tungaloy has expanded its TungThread line of indexable threading tools to include 11ER external threading inserts as well as 8 × 8- and 10 × 10-mm square-shank holders

Tungaloy's TungBoreMini Combines Drilling and ID, OD Turning

The TungBoreMini, a multifunctional drilling and turning tool from Tungaloy, is designed to combine the capabilities of drilling and OD and ID turning tools.

Dormer Pramet's GL Tool Designed for Long-Grooving Applications

Dormer Pramet has added a new set of tooling to its parting-off and grooving assortment. 

Walter USA Adds PCD Inserts to Its Cut GX Grooving Series

Walter USA has added polycristalline diamond (PCD) grooving inserts to its Walter Cut GX grooving system.

PCBN Inserts from Kennametal Make Hard Turning More Cost-Effective

Kennametal’s KBH10B and KBH20B grades, designed for hard turning, are available in double-sided inserts for materials as hard as 65 HRC. 

Horn's Supermini Gets an Insert Geometry for Drilling, Boring, Face Turning and Skimming

Designed for the Supermini tool system, Horn’s HP geometry is suitable for drilling, boring, face turning and skimming.

Interrupted Turning Operation Cuts Cost With 10-Sided Insert

Using a robust 10-sided insert from Tungaloy, this oil-industry remanufacturer was able to reduce the number of inserts used in interrupted turning operations.
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WhizCut’s WhizTwin Reduces Production Costs

EMO 2019: WhizCut’s WhizTwin cutting insert is said to reduce waste material by employing two cutting edges in the front for increased stability and strength.

Ceratizit Group’s FreeTurn Allows for 360 Degrees of Turning

EMO 2019: Ceratizit Group’s High Dynamic Turning (HDT) method combines its FreeTurn tooling systems with a turn-mill’s B axis or milling spindle.

Carmex's Diamond Turning Inserts Handle Difficult Alloys and Composites

Carmex Precision Tools introduces diamond turning inserts that are designed to enable users to machine hard materials faster than grinding or ceramics.

Tungaloy's BXA20 T-CBN Inserts Resist Fracturing and Wear

Tungaloy has added 22 shapes and geometries to its BXA20 line of coated T-CBN inserts  designed for hard turning operations.

Walter USA's WKV10, WKV20 Insert Grades Benefit Cast Iron Turning

Walter USA’s WKV10 and WKV20 ​​​​insert grades for the Perform line of turning tools are marketed as versatile and cost-effective for small- and medium-batch applications in cast iron (ISO K).

Seco's GL Threading, Grooving Heads Enable Deep-Hole Turning

Seco Tool’s GL threading and grooving heads for Steadyline turning and boring bars enable deep-hole operations and reduce the risk of scrapping workpieces.

Tungaloy Adds a New Grade for Machining Heat-Resistant Superalloys

Tungaloy has added the PVD-coated AH8015 grade in several geometry types to its MiniForce-Turn series for machining heat-resistant superalloys, steel and stainless steel.

Kyocera Has Expanded Its GBF Grooving Tool Line for Turning Wider Grooves

Kyocera Precision Tools has expanded its GBF grooving tool series for small-parts machining to include coolant-through holders and a chipbreaker for the making of larger groove widths.