MSC Industrial Supply Co., Melville, N.Y., a distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services, is expanding its portfolio of metalworking products from Accupro, Davidson, N.C. The new line adds more than 3,000 new precision-engineered metalworking tools to the existing 20,000 Accupro products MSC currently offers.
"We have experienced increasing demand for tools with micromanufacturing applications that are extremely durable and heat-resistant," said Brian McGrath, MSC senior product manager. "This demand is especially clear among our manufacturing customers in the electronics, medical, aerospace and moldmaking industries. We are excited to deliver an enhanced suite of products that are designed specifically to help address our customers' needs."
MSC's existing Accupro product offerings include standard-sized endmills and drills engineered for optimal productivity in specific materials and applications. The new range of Accupro end mills and drills can be used on hard-to-machine work piece materials such as stainless steels, hardened steels, aluminum and composites.
In addition, MSC is enhancing its collection of Accupro tolls with coolant through features and dual-contact toolholders made for high-torque machining applications. The new Accupro toolholders extend the life of the tools and enhance the accuracy and efficiency of the machine tool spindle, according to MSC.
To see Accupro's new tooling, including specifications and recommended uses, and other cutting tools, visit mscdirect.com/accupro.
Related Glossary Terms
Materials composed of different elements, with one element normally embedded in another, held together by a compatible binder.
Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.
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.
- stainless steels
Stainless steels possess high strength, heat resistance, excellent workability and erosion resistance. Four general classes have been developed to cover a range of mechanical and physical properties for particular applications. The four classes are: the austenitic types of the chromium-nickel-manganese 200 series and the chromium-nickel 300 series; the martensitic types of the chromium, hardenable 400 series; the chromium, nonhardenable 400-series ferritic types; and the precipitation-hardening type of chromium-nickel alloys with additional elements that are hardenable by solution treating and aging.