Ceratizit Introduces WTX, First Four-Fluted Drill

Published Date
November 01, 2020 - 05:15:pm

Video demonstrates WTX-HFDS Solid Carbide Drills with applications including grey cast iron with spheroidal graphite and at tolerances of H7. The unique four-flute design of the WTX enables extremely high feeds in steel processing with quick chip removal. The distribution of force to four cutting edges, four continuous spiral-through coolant holes and new CERATIZIT Dragonskin Coating all result in a longer tool life.

The innovative pyramid geometry of the WTX ensures extremely aggressive and precise drilling performance. Positioning accuracy of 0.03 mm, excellent centering properties, superior surface finishes and low burr formation eliminate the need for reworking and subsequent deburring.

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Related Glossary Terms

  • burr

    burr

    Stringy portions of material formed on workpiece edges during machining. Often sharp. Can be removed with hand files, abrasive wheels or belts, wire wheels, abrasive-fiber brushes, waterjet equipment or other methods.

  • centering

    centering

    1. Process of locating the center of a workpiece to be mounted on centers. 2. Process of mounting the workpiece concentric to the machine spindle. See centers.

  • coolant

    coolant

    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.

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