Tungaloy Corp.’s new range of turning inserts, EcoTurn, are dimensionally smaller than standard ISO insert ranges making these inserts eco-friendly because they need less resourse than standard inserts, claims the company. Tungaloy also claims that despite the smaller size, the performance of the EcoTurn inserts is equal to standard size inserts.
The new inserts incorpoate the same chipbreaker design as the company’s other turning lines with identical insert thicknesses for more strength.
The EcoTurn series is available with CNMG, DNMG, TNMG, WNMG insert forms and the grades on offer include the Tungaloy T9115 and T9125 CVD coated inserts for steel machining. For finish turning, the NS9530 Cermet and GT9530 coated Cermet grade with fracture resistance is the insert of choice.
To accommodate the new EcoTurn range of inserts, Tungaloy has expanded a series of “Turning A” toolholders that utilise double clamping design to increase clamping forces and rigidity. The double clamping system improves stability and cutting performance while the newly designed position of the clamping reduces chip adhesion to enhance chip flow away from the work envelope, says the company. The new toolholders are available for right or left hand cutting in metric and imperial dimensions and combining with the insert types. The EcoTurn range is suitable for turning, facing and profiling processes.