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Multiple Material Tapping

Tue, 10/29/2013 - 9:55am

Fort Mill, SC - Multi-purpose tools have been one method many shops use to bridge the gap - excellent in certain materials and good enough in others to get the job done. WIDIA VariTap aims to deliver the best of both worlds: superior tapping performance in multiple work materials without sacrificing part quality or tool life. VariTap's design engineering includes a proprietary spiral point geometry that lowers tapping torque, extending tool life while efficiently driving chips forward in  through holes, says the company. Optimized spiral flute geometry additionally aids chip evacuation, reducing bird-nesting in blind holes. Significant investment in WIDIA´s production process includes state-of-the-art CNC tool-grinders with robot loading system and advanced coating center that, combined with VariTap´s high vanadium HSS-E blanks, greatly improves wear resistance. VariTap also can be used with all styles of tap holders including:tension/compression holders, rigid holders, and synchronous tap holders.

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