Titan Tool Supply, Inc., today announced the recent expansion of its precision micro finishing tool online product catalog offerings.
With this expansion, more than 100 unique products are now available for immediate customer order and shipment.
Among the additions are new models of the company’s Carbide Micro Grinding Mandrels for optimized precision micro machining accuracy and performance. Carbide Micro Grinding Mandrels are compatible for use with Tungsten Carbide, fiberglass, stone, marble, ferrite, composites, non-ferrous metals, industrial ceramics, rubber, reinforced plastics, glass, and other hard abrasive materials. Offered in both Diamond and Borazon Jig types, the grinding mandrels are further available with a choice of either 500/600 or 325/400 grit, as well as either a 0.016”, 0.020”, or 0.02” head size. Diamond Jig Grinding Mandrels are also available with a choice of either 80/100 coarse or 200/240 fine grit. Borazon Jig Grinding Mandrels are offered with choices of 60/80 coarse, 100/120 medium, or 230/270 fine grit. They are typically specified for the precision micro finishing of materials such as dies and die buttons, specialty punches, drill bushings, and cutting tools, as well as stainless steel, exotic super alloys, cast iron, Beryllium copper, and Stellite parts.
Titan Tool Supply has also recently expanded its Borazon Pin offerings, in support of the precision micro finishing of high-carbon; high-chrome; high-speed steels, such as M2, M3, M4, M7, T1 and T15; and D2, D3, D7 and A & O series die steels. Various super alloys, which otherwise may be regarded as “difficult”, typically also favorably respond to Borazon Pins.
In addition, the company has expanded its available range of Composite Diamond Flex Files. Featuring a non-steel blank construction, the lightweight design of Composite Diamond Flex Files incorporates a specialty composite material for added durability and flexibility. A specialty “Dot Matrix” plating on the Flex File further allows for the easy removal of filed materials, as needed to achieve a superior surface finish. Titan Tool Supply has also recently expanded its Super Flex Diamond File offerings. Super Flex Diamond Files offer high strength within a low profile, long, and flexible package. The files are recommended for use with extrusion dies or aircraft components, or any other precision micro finishing application that is otherwise characterized by narrow or hard-to-reach areas, or where conventional micro finishing techniques may otherwise be difficult to achieve, due to a lack of accessibility.
Of these recent additions, Titan Tool Supply company president, Frank D. Menza, notes, “We are pleased to be expanding our online offerings for our precision micro finishing tools. By stocking these additional models, standard sizes, and grits, we hope to provide our many valued worldwide customers with greater accessibility to our products, while also continuing to keep their overall costs down.”
Related Glossary Terms
Substance used for grinding, honing, lapping, superfinishing and polishing. Examples include garnet, emery, corundum, silicon carbide, cubic boron nitride and diamond in various grit sizes.
Substances having metallic properties and being composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is a metal.
Cutting tool materials based on aluminum oxide and silicon nitride. Ceramic tools can withstand higher cutting speeds than cemented carbide tools when machining hardened steels, cast irons and high-temperature alloys.
Materials composed of different elements, with one element normally embedded in another, held together by a compatible binder.
Conversion of an ingot or billet into lengths of uniform cross section by forcing metal to flow plastically through a die orifice.
Solid solution of one or more elements in body-centered cubic iron. Unless otherwise designated, for instance, as chromium ferrite, the solute is generally assumed to be carbon. On an equilibrium diagram, there are two ferrite regions separated by an austenite area. The lower area is alpha ferrite and the upper area is delta ferrite. If there is no designation, alpha ferrite is assumed. Not more than 0.04 percent carbon can be dissolved in alpha iron. Ferrite is stable below 1,670º F (910º C); it is soft, highly ductile, and magnetic. Ferrite loses its magnetic property above 1,414º F (768º C).
- finishing tool
Tool, belt, wheel or other cutting implement that completes the final, precision machining step/cut on a workpiece. Often takes the form of a grinding, honing, lapping or polishing tool. See roughing cutter.
Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.
- high-speed steels ( HSS)
high-speed steels ( HSS)
Available in two major types: tungsten high-speed steels (designated by letter T having tungsten as the principal alloying element) and molybdenum high-speed steels (designated by letter M having molybdenum as the principal alloying element). The type T high-speed steels containing cobalt have higher wear resistance and greater red (hot) hardness, withstanding cutting temperature up to 1,100º F (590º C). The type T steels are used to fabricate metalcutting tools (milling cutters, drills, reamers and taps), woodworking tools, various types of punches and dies, ball and roller bearings. The type M steels are used for cutting tools and various types of dies.
Tooling usually considered to be a stationary apparatus. A jig assists in the assembly or manufacture of a part or device. It holds the workpiece while guiding the cutting tool with a bushing. A jig used in subassembly or final assembly might provide assembly aids such as alignments and adjustments. See fixture.
- tungsten carbide ( WC)
tungsten carbide ( WC)
Intermetallic compound consisting of equal parts, by atomic weight, of tungsten and carbon. Sometimes tungsten carbide is used in reference to the cemented tungsten carbide material with cobalt added and/or with titanium carbide or tantalum carbide added. Thus, the tungsten carbide may be used to refer to pure tungsten carbide as well as co-bonded tungsten carbide, which may or may not contain added titanium carbide and/or tantalum carbide.