GWS Tool Group has named Kent Carlsen an application specialist. In this role, Kent is responsible for supporting GWS distributors and key metalworking customers in the application of GWS high-performance cutting tool solutions. He will support channel partners and end users in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
Cutting tools from GWS include both standard and purpose-built tooling, such as end mills, form tools, threaded shank tooling, step tools, drills, reamers, taps, PCD tipped tooling along with countless variations of special turning inserts.
Carlsen applied his spindle knowledge to help customers to optimize production requirements along with strengthening sales channel partner cutting tool knowledge and their role bringing good solutions to the spindle. His background includes programming, cost savings and productivity solutions for some of the largest end users in his area.
For more information, visit www.gwstoolgroup.com or phone 877-497-8665. Carlsen can be reached at 435-258-8649.
Related Glossary Terms
Any manufacturing process in which metal is processed or machined such that the workpiece is given a new shape. Broadly defined, the term includes processes such as design and layout, heat-treating, material handling and inspection.
- polycrystalline diamond ( PCD)
polycrystalline diamond ( PCD)
Cutting tool material consisting of natural or synthetic diamond crystals bonded together under high pressure at elevated temperatures. PCD is available as a tip brazed to a carbide insert carrier. Used for machining nonferrous alloys and nonmetallic materials at high cutting speeds.
Main body of a tool; the portion of a drill or similar end-held tool that fits into a collet, chuck or similar mounting device.
Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.