DTE3-020, DTE4-080 and DTE5-080 TungCut Grooving Inserts

Contact Details

Tungaloy-NTK America, Inc.
3726 N. Ventura Dr.
Arlington Heights
United States
Toll Free Phone
December 16, 2019
DTE3-020, DTE4-080 and DTE5-080 TungCut Grooving Inserts

Tungaloy is expanding its TungCut series of grooving tools to include new insert and holder options. TungCut’s DTE grooving insert offers a versatile design that allows the insert to be used for grooving and turning in both axial and radial directions.

The new insert options include DTE3-020 for a cutting width of 3 mm with 0.2 mm corner radii, as well as DTE4-080 and DTE5-080 for cutting widths of 4 mm and 5 mm, respectively, both with 0.8 mm corner radii. The inserts are offered in AH7025, a PVD grade dedicated for grooving applications from roughing to finishing.

The popular modular tooling series, TungModularSystem now includes a CAEFR-****-CHP type modular blade enabling OD and face grooving with up to 4.8 mm cutting depths. The blades are offered in two sizes covering cutting widths from 2 mm to 6 mm.

In addition, TungCut expands the monoblock holder lineup in its TungCut toolholder series to include JCTEL and CTER/L lines to meet various cutting depth needs. This expansion further enhances TungCut to be able to provide optimal cutting-edge overhangs in various grooving situations, while minimizing vibration and instability.

At a glance:

Expanded lineup of DTE grooving inserts for additional cutting widths and corner radii

New TungModularSystem modular blades for OD and face grooving applications with cutting widths from 2 mm to 6 mm

Enhanced monoblock toolholder lineup offers expanded coverage of maximum cutting depths

Total of 23 items to be added in this expansion

Related Glossary Terms

  • grooving


    Machining grooves and shallow channels. Example: grooving ball-bearing raceways. Typically performed by tools that are capable of light cuts at high feed rates. Imparts high-quality finish.

  • modular tooling

    modular tooling

    1. Tooling system comprised of standardized tools and toolholders. 2. Devices that allow rapid mounting and replacement of tools. Commonly used with carousel toolchangers and other computerized machining operations. See toolchanger; toolholder.

  • outer diameter ( OD)

    outer diameter ( OD)

    Dimension that defines the exterior diameter of a cylindrical or round part. See ID, inner diameter.

  • 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.

  • toolholder


    Secures a cutting tool during a machining operation. Basic types include block, cartridge, chuck, collet, fixed, modular, quick-change and rotating.

  • turning


    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.