PCD Round Tools for High-Efficiency Aluminum Machining

Kennametal Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) is leveraging its experience with PCD tooling for the automotive industry to provide a line of round tools for manufacturers seeking a cost-competitive solution for aluminum machining. Drills, reamers and end mills made from PCD grade KD1410, particularly effective with the high-silicon-content aluminum used to make engine blocks and cylinder heads, are up to 10 times more productive than carbide...

Reliably Machine Threads In Stainless and Acid-Resistant Steels

The Hoffmann Group (Knoxville, TN) has systematically updated the Garant Master product line since introducing the cutting tools in 2015. Designed to produce through and blind hole threads in stainless and high-alloy steels with a tolerance of 6GX, the Garant Master Tap INOX tap is available for thread diameters from M1.6 to M24 and with longer lengths for increased reach. It’s also available for UNC and UNF inch diameters from No. 2...