The US cutting tool consumption amounted to $156.1 million, according to the US Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This total was 14.7% higher than the August’s $136.1 million and was down 20.5%.
Carmex Precision Tools Ltd introduced MTDrill, a new type of solid carbide thread mills for thread hole machining, chamfering, and threading, all in a single work operation. The two-fluted drill / thread milling cutter has a 45degree countersink, which helps reducing machining times.
KORLOY launched FP chip breaker (Positive) to enhance chip control and surface finish in mild steel (containing 0.13-0.2% of carbon) machining for components of automobile and general machinery machining.
Dormer Pramet, expanded its GL parting-off and grooving systems with a new range of double-edged inserts in various widths and an assortment of tools for general and small part machining. It is supported by a new designation that will allow the user to easily select the appropriate insert and tool.
Grooving, side turning and slot milling tools developer, Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH, introduced DAH82 and DAH84 systems, a new generation high-feed milling products. The precision-sintered insert has eight functional cutting edges, resulting in a low cost per edge and a high degree of cost-effectiveness.
Walter AG presents a cutting tool material, Tiger·tec® Gold PVD grade WSP45G, for milling and drilling. It has a unique TiAlN-Al2O3 multilayer which makes the WSP45G both hard and tough thus making it tremendously resistant to abrasive wear as well as to high temperature.
Cutting tools expert, YAMAWA MFG Co Ltd presents MH series products ‘MHSP, MHSL, MHRZ, MHCDS’, which demonstrates outstanding performance in processing internal threads and center holes in materials that have both strength and toughness.
US-based ARCH Cutting Tools takes top spot and wins ANCA’s third ‘Tool of the Year’ competition with ZMK (Poland) coming in as the runner-up for the same category. The winning company presenting its tool demonstrated excellent use of multiple iGrind operations with different complex profiles.
Seco Tools extends its industry-leading Turbo portfolio, adding Turbo 16 square shoulder cutter to offer secure processes and long tool life to increase productivity as well as to keep the machining costs down. The cutter offers excellent tool performance across a broad range of applications.
Tungaloy Corporation extends its SpinJet coolant-driven, auxiliary high speed spindle series in order to include the HPC SpinJet line. It harnesses higher coolant pressures in a range of 4-7 MPa (40-70 bar, 580-1,015 psi), spinning the turbine at 45,000 RPMs.