Z-Taps for Stainless Steels, High Strength Alloys, Tool and Cast Steels

Originally titled 'Taps for Stainless Steels, High Strength Alloys, Tool and Cast Steels'

Emuge Corp.’s tap program called "Z-Taps" is an extensive line of taps featuring design and engineering that make them ideal for stainless steels, high strength alloys, tool steels and cast steels <=30Rc.

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Emuge Corp.’s tap program called "Z-Taps" is an extensive line of taps featuring design and engineering that make them ideal for stainless steels, high strength alloys, tool steels and cast steels <=30Rc.

Z-Taps are designed with an advanced chamfer geometry and rake/flute form. GLT-1, a multi-layered coating, produces a consistent, controllable chip formation that is released smoothly for fast and efficient chip removal, the company says. GLT-1 is structured with heat resistance characteristics, along with an outer anti-friction layer. These elements synergistically combine to produce wear resistance and sliding properties that result in improved tool life, reduced torque, optimized chip evacuation and superior thread finish.

Z-Taps feature an increased number of flutes and a shortened thread section to reduce friction, and a lower cutting torque to reduce the occurrence of tap breakage and enable higher cutting speeds. The Z-Taps line is available in through-hole and blind-hole designs for thread lengths up to 3xD. Blind-hole taps offer two chamfer designs: a full bottoming (1.5-2 threads) and a modified bottoming (2-3 threads). A DIN length is available for improved chip clearance in hard-to-reach tapping applications. For optimal results, Z-Taps are recommended on CNC machines with synchronous spindles using emulsion coolant lubrication and synchronous tap holders such as the Emuge Softsynchro Holder.