Small Tools - Big Solutions - Bigger Profitability

Published Date
December 01, 2023 - 12:00:am

Iscar continues to revolutionize the machining process with small tools offering big machining solutions. New PICCOINDEX solid carbide tools with indexable inserts for machining miniature parts and increased tool life. Also introducing a new range of mini SWISSGRIP tools for Swiss-Type Machines with .024” to .047” wide inserts for economical parting of Ø.394-Ø.629” bars. Furthermore, new integral Y-Axis NEOYSWISS tools for Swiss machines feature extremely stable cutting due to the pocket position that is perpendicular to the shank. Neo Swiss modular quick-change system offers heads for turning, grooving, parting, and threading featuring .0008” repeatability for every head replacement.

Related Glossary Terms

  • grooving

    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.

  • parting

    parting

    When used in lathe or screw-machine operations, this process separates a completed part from chuck-held or collet-fed stock by means of a very narrow, flat-end cutting, or parting, tool.

  • shank

    shank

    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.

  • threading

    threading

    Process of both external (e.g., thread milling) and internal (e.g., tapping, thread milling) cutting, turning and rolling of threads into particular material. Standardized specifications are available to determine the desired results of the threading process. Numerous thread-series designations are written for specific applications. Threading often is performed on a lathe. Specifications such as thread height are critical in determining the strength of the threads. The material used is taken into consideration in determining the expected results of any particular application for that threaded piece. In external threading, a calculated depth is required as well as a particular angle to the cut. To perform internal threading, the exact diameter to bore the hole is critical before threading. The threads are distinguished from one another by the amount of tolerance and/or allowance that is specified. See turning.

  • turning

    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.

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