Job shop readiness will be the highlight of the CERATIZIT lineup for the Southtec 2023 event.
The company says it plans to feature cutting tool solutions that prepare shops of all sizes to machine a broad spectrum of materials and improve sustainability.
“We listen to our customers,” says Dan Cope, Executive Vice President of Cutting Tools, CERATIZIT USA. “Shops of all sizes are faced with machining a variety of materials or new materials to stay competitive, and we are meeting the challenge with them.”
For turning, CERATIZIT will highlight indexable inserts and the KOMtronic U-axis system. With common steel turning operations in mind, CERATIZIT’s standard coated-carbide ISO-P steel insert grades are engineered for increased productivity and feature advanced substrates and geometries.
From CERATIZIT’s X7 Line of indexable inserts, the company’s CTPX710 and CRPX715 are designed specifically for difficult to machine materials. The X7 Line turning grades are next generation, high-performance substrates that offer high performance when machining steel, stainless steel, superalloys and non-ferrous metals.
Both ISO-P and X7 Line inserts are reinforced with an AITin-based coating applied by the company’s proprietary Dragonskin coating technology. The microstructure of the coating has been optimized to resist heat, reduce tool wear and boost process security.
For non-rotationally symmetrical parts, CERATIZIT offers its freely programmable KOMtronic U-axis system for turning and contouring operations. When combined with custom-made front tools and the optimum selection of inserts, the system performs contours in bores as well as external machining operations. Additionally, the system allows shops to use standard machines.
Southtec attendees seeking milling solutions can visit CERATIZIT’s booth for insert grades to machine heat resistant superalloys (HRSA), slot milling cutters and solid carbide end mills.
CERATIZIT’s CTCS245 and CTC5240 inserts also include Dragonskin coating technology and were specifically developed for milling applications of nickel-based and titanium-based alloys respectively. The inserts crossover to other HRSA materials as well, including Inconel.
The MaxMill Slot-SX is a milling cutter system that closes the gap of milling tools with indexable inserts to machine steel, stainless steel, cast iron, non-ferrous and HRSA. Internal coolant holes ensure optimum chip control.
CERATIZIT’s P007 and P556 solid carbide end mills are protected with the Dragonskin coating and built for roughing and finishing for a wide range of applications. The tools provide a high value-to-performance ratio, an H6 shank tolerance, unequal index and variable helix. Additionally, the four flute P007 and five flute P556 designs will set the stage for new products CERATIZIT has planned in 2024.
“It is our responsibility on behalf of our customers to look to the future,” Cope says. “We will bring that forward thinking to the show in October.”
Southtec 2023 takes place October 24-26 in Greenville, SC. CERATIZIT will be in Booth #1509.