TetraForce-Cut’s New TCL38 Insert for Deep Grooves of up to 10 mm
Iwaki, June 2021 — Tungaloy has added TCL38 inserts and toolholders to its TetraForce-Cut precision grooving and parting tool line, allowing deep grooves and cuts of up to 10.0 mm or .394″.
TetraForce-Cut is an indexable grooving, parting, and threading tool line that incorporates a unique 4-edge insert and strong three-point insert clamping method that secures mounting, allowing precision grooving process. The toolholder is also available with precision coolant delivery that directs the coolant exactly to the cutting point, where it is needed, to facilitate better chip removal during deep grooving.
The new TCL38 insert enables deep grooving of up to 10.0 mm (.394″), further enhancing the maximum 6.4 mm (.252″) grooving depth capacity of the existing 27 size insert. The new insert is available in widths ranging from 1.5 mm to 4.0 mm (.059″ to .157″) and the TCL style chipbreaker that provides superior chip evacuation over a wide range of materials. In addition, the insert is offered in grade AH7025 optimized for resistance to edge chipping and plastic deformation, bringing process security during grooving or parting operation.
The TetraForce-Cut toolholder insert seat is designed to protect unused insert edges from damage during machining so that all four edges can be used to the fullest. The toolholders are also available with CHP capacity that allows effective chip control and evacuation and long tool life when combined with high pressure coolant system.
Total of four inserts and eight toolholders have been added in this expansion.