1/16/2013

Grooving Tools as Fine as a Strand of Hair

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Imagine being able to cut grooves to the thickness of a human hair (0.0019 inch). It’s hard to picture, but when you see for yourself micro-medical devices, dental implants and micro-electronic components that feature micro grooves, you realize that indeed micro grooving tools are necessary. 

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Imagine being able to cut grooves to the thickness of a human hair (0.0019 inch). It’s hard to picture, but when you see for yourself micro-medical devices, dental implants and micro-electronic components that feature micro grooves, you realize that indeed micro grooving tools are necessary.
 
A line of micro grooving tools from GenSwiss, part of its Utilis Multidec 1600 series, makes it unnecessary for Swiss-machine users to grind their own tools or modify existing tools. The tools come with toolholders that are designed to absorb cutting forces and protect cutting edges from shock and vibration. The inserts have two indexable cutting edges and are constructed of a micro-grained carbide grade that is said to be balanced for toughness and hardness properties.
 
To read more about micro grooving tools, visit “Micro Grooving on Swiss Machines.”

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