UCM’s cleaning system for Komet’s indexable inserts comprise of seven immersion tanks. Two are used for cleaning with an alkaline and acidic fluid, one is for preservation of the high-speed steel parts and the remaining four are dedicated to rinsing operations. In the last rinse, de-mineralised water is used to obtain stainless part surfaces.

Both CVD and PVD coatings for metal cutting inserts are seeing continuous improvements for adhesion, toughness and wear properties. By Jonathan Chou

Roughing and finishing turbine housings is particularly challenging in the case of passenger cars with spark-ignition engines. By Lim Gan Shu, marketing manager, Walter AG Singapore.

The new XNGX0705ANN-F67 finishing insert has been developed for the Walter BLAXX M3024 heptagon face milling cutter. The large number of cutting edges – 2 + 2 on the finishing inserts and 16 on the roughing inserts – offers cost efficiency.

With a total of 14 true cutting edges, Sandvik Coromant's CoroMill 745 is offers a solution in applications where productive face milling, low cutting forces and low cost per component are prerequisites.

Customers always look forward to procuring parts and devices from manufacturers that are reliable in providing quality products that achieve output that does minimal to affect the delivery schedule. Staffan Lundström, product management, parting & grooving, and Bimal Mazumdar, product manager, Sandvik Coromant, explain what it takes to achieve such a status.

TaeguTec has launched two new five-cutting edge insert lines – the RTMX and RTHX - with related cutters dedicated to stainless steel and difficult-to-cut materials used.

APMEN was invited to the Iscar customer seminar in Tefen, Israel to check out the latest products and innovations and have a chat with Jacob Harpaz, CEO of Iscar and President of the IMC Group. Syed Shah reports from Israel.

Tungaloy Corporation has announced the expansion for its T515, a CVD grade for cast iron turning. The items included in the expansion are positive inserts, large-sized inserts, and wiper inserts, allowing for a vast range of application areas and high-feed range to be covered.

In today’s ever evolving industrial needs, the evolution of the carbide insert determines the cutting edge advantage. Contributed by Andrei Petrilin, technical manager of indexable milling, and Marcel Elkouby, material science engineer manager, material & coating development, Iscar.




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