Ceratizit UK & Ireland has announced an extension to its range of indexable insert threading tools and toolholders as part of its WNT Performance range. The new inserts, designated Mini 06 and Mini 08, can cut left- or right-hand internal threads down to 6mm diameter. The Mini 06 inserts are available as full or partial profile for metric and British Standard Whitworth thread forms, while the larger Mini 08 inserts offer full profile for metric threads as well as a partial profile for 60 and 55 degree flank angle threads. The inserts come with two options of tool coating, CCN1525 a TIN coating for use on steels, cast irons and stainless steel, and CCN2520 for higher speeds on materials to include heat resistant alloys.
“These tools are popular with customers using sliding head machines and smaller lathes as an alternative to tapping. The reason being that they have much greater control over the process and by using single point tooling the power requirement is greatly reduced when compared with taps,” says Adrian Fitts UK & Ireland Sales Manager – Industry Solutions, Ceratizit UK & Ireland. “Cost is also a factor in their popularity, especially when producing threads in more difficult to machine materials such as stainless steel and other alloys, where tool life on HSS taps is not good.”
The Performance range of tooling has been developed by the Ceratizit Group to provide users with premium quality tools developed for specific applications, including areas such as thread cutting. Tools within this range are aimed at those customers looking for optimum productivity and efficiency in their machining. Tools included in the Performance range include solid and indexable drilling systems; tapping and thread forming; indexable insert turning and milling; and solid carbide milling cutters, from WNT, Komet and Ceratizit.