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Ceratizit participation at Star Open House strengthens partnership

Posted in Technical Members News on 25th Sep 2019

The upcoming open house hosted by Star GB over the 8th to 10th October at its Derby Technology centre will provide an ideal opportunity for visitors to see the latest sliding head tooling developments from Team Cutting Tools from CERATIZIT.  With the opportunity to see the latest in sliding head machine and cutting tool technology, the Star Open House promises to be a not to be missed event.

The sliding head range from Team Cutting Tools covers every element of machining from turning, milling, grooving, drilling and a wide range of associated accessories. The range includes the renowned EcoCut, MiniCut and UltraMini turning and boring tools. “The selection of tools, toolholders, and bushes in our range provide a one-stop-shop for sliding head tooling and the Star open house is a perfect opportunity for Team Cutting Tools to highlight the full extent of the range on offer,” says Tony Pennington, Managing Director, CERATIZIT UK & Ireland. “With the latest Star machines and our tooling under one roof it will be an ideal opportunity for customers to come along to discuss specific requirements and our Technical Sales and Applications Engineers will be on-hand to ensure they get the best cutting tool solution.” In addition to talking about the latest cutting tools, visitors can also see them in action, with Team Cutting Tools providing tooling for live demos on the latest Star machines. 

Of particular interest for turning will be WNT’s System SOGX turning inserts with four useable cutting edges. The inserts are tangentially mounted to ensure high process security, even under extreme cutting conditions. This is further enhanced by the availability of a coolant supply that can be precisely directed and fed from either the rear or side of the toolholder. The SOGX inserts are available in two sizes, 7 and 11 mm, each with a choice of tool coating options making them ideal for a wide range of applications from cutting steel, non-ferrous and titanium materials.

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Team Cutting Tools’ extensive range of Sliding Head tooling will be on show at the Star BGB Open House event.









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CERATIZIT – With passion and a pioneering spirit for carbides

For more than 95 years, CERATIZIT has been a pioneer in the field of ambitious hard material solutions for machining and protection against wear. The private company, with registered offices in Mamer, Luxembourg, develops and produces highly specialised cutting tools, indexable inserts, rods made from hard materials and wearing parts. We are the global market leader in various application segments for wearing parts and are successfully developing new carbide, cermet and ceramic grades, for example in woodworking and stone working.

With more than 9,000 employees at 34 production facilities worldwide and a sales network with over 70 branches, the Group is a global player in the carbide sector. Our international network also includes subsidiaries KOMET, WNT, Becker Diamantwerkzeuge and Stadler Metalle, as well as the CB-CERATIZIT joint venture. As a technology leader, we continuously invest in research and development and hold over 1,000 patents. Our innovative carbide solutions are used in the mechanical engineering and tool making sectors, in the automotive industry, the aviation and aerospace industry, and in the medical industry.

We are represented on the market by our seven flagship brands, Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT, Toolmaker Solutions by CERATIZIT, Tool Solutions by CERATIZIT, Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT, KOMET, WNT and KLENK.