One Turning Tool, Five Operations

Drilling, boring, facing, turning and counter boring can all be performed with a single Pentatec indexable carbide turning tool. The tool cuts tool change times and eliminates turret indexes for machining time reductions up to 30 percent. The design is based on a variation of the conventional trigon-shaped carbide insert.

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Drilling, boring, facing, turning and counter boring can all be performed with a single Pentatec indexable carbide turning tool. The tool cuts tool change times and eliminates turret indexes for machining time reductions up to 30 percent.

The design is based on a variation of the conventional trigon-shaped carbide insert. It is capable of drilling holes down to 8 mm (0.315") and its helical geometry and large, single helical flute maximize chip evacuation, according to the company.

In a typical application example, the tool can drill a small hole, and then rough, finish and chamfer the bore. Next, it can rough and finish turn the OD of the workpiece face. The result is a reduction in cycle time from a workpiece being machined with a single tool.

Available in two inserts grades and two optimized geometries, it can machine carbon and alloy steels, aluminum, stainless steel and cast iron.

 

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