GWS Tool Group has named Jeff Dunlop as its sales director - strategic accounts.
Dunlop has worked in the cutting tool industry for 13 years, focusing on industrial distribution, tool manufacturing and PVD coating. He previously served as the manager of sales & applications - eastern states and manager of sales - national accounts.
In his new role, Dunlop is responsible for developing and growing distributor relationships using unique programs that support growth in the standard product categories that GWS has to offer. Cutting tools from GWS include both standard and purpose-built tooling such as end mills, form tools, step tools, drills, reamers, taps, PCD tipped tooling and variations of special turning inserts.
For more information, phone 877-497-8665 or visit www.gwstoolgroup.com.
Related Glossary Terms
- physical vapor deposition ( PVD)
physical vapor deposition ( PVD)
Tool-coating process performed at low temperature (500° C), compared to chemical vapor deposition (1,000° C). Employs electric field to generate necessary heat for depositing coating on a tool’s surface. See CVD, chemical vapor deposition.
- 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.
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.