Kyocera Precision Tools has released new additions to their SIGC Small Internal Grooving series. The SIGC toolholder’s proprietary clamping system and the use of double coolant holes provide excellent chip evacuation while making small grooves inside the workpiece. The SIGC series has been expanded to include Kyocera’s unique “Excellent Bar” steel shank and carbide shank toolholder styles. Kyocera is also offering the SIGC in left-handed toolholder and insert styles to cover a wider variety of internal grooving applications.
Related Glossary Terms
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.
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.
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.
Secures a cutting tool during a machining operation. Basic types include block, cartridge, chuck, collet, fixed, modular, quick-change and rotating.