Ceratizit Group keeps the innovation coming at MACH 2020

Posted in Technical Members News on 21st Jan 2020

MACH 2020: Hall 18 Stand: 210

Ceratizit Group keeps the innovation coming at MACH 2020
The four competence brands of the CERATIZIT Group, Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT, Komet, Klenk and
WNT, will be represented at MACH 2020 under the Team Cutting Tools banner, with the opportunity being
taken to introduce a wide selection of new and innovative cutting tool developments that will further enhance
productivity and reduce costs for customers.
The focus at MACH will be on improved productivity with major announcements such as the completely new
range of Silverline solid carbide milling cutters being unveiled at the show, as well as new turning grades
and toolholding systems that will help drive down manufacturing costs. In addition, visitors to the Ceratizit
stand will also see first-hand the revolution that is High Dynamic Turning with Ceratizit’s FreeTurn tooling,
which combine to flip turning techniques by maximising the capabilities of modern turning centre technology.
High Dynamic Turning and FreeTurn deliver an uncompromising solution to turning that allows traditional
turning operations, such as roughing, finishing, contour turning, face turning and longitudinal turning to be
completed with just one tool. For over 100 years turning techniques have changed little, if at all, yes there
are always new chipbreakers and carbide grades, but methodology remained the same. Now, making use of
the dynamics of modern turning centres Ceratizit has created a process that allows the approach of the tool
to the workpiece to be varied by making use of a machine’s B-axis. This gives the FreeTurn tool 360°
degrees of freedom to produce the ideal approach angle to the workpiece developing huge degrees of
freedom thanks to the design of the FreeTurn tools. By rotating the cutting edge around its own axis
changes in approach angle can be achieved without interrupting the cutting process. This infinitely variable
angle of approach enables flexible machining of almost every workpiece contour, as well as generating
optimum chip breaking, higher feed rates and increased tool life. Live demonstrations of High Dynamic
Turning can be seen on the Ceratizit stand and around the halls in conjunction with machine tool suppliers.

WNT’s SilverLine range of solid carbide milling cutters gets completely updated with significant changes to
the substrate, geometry and Dragonskin coating, but most significant is the development of the cutter core,
which see increased cutter rigidity, improved chip flow and process security. The change in cutter core
results in increased cutting data, which in turn means greater requirement for swarf evacuation, particularly
when roughing. Therefore, the updated range now includes ripper cutters for the first time, the geometry of
which creates smaller chips meaning performance can be maximised. Another benefits of the change in
core design is that a wider range of flute options are possible, with cutters now available with either 3, 4, 5, 6
and 8 flutes. To meet the needs of the growing aerospace sector the range also benefits from an increased
choice of corner radii. Other changes see the shank choice increase with HA-style now available making
SilverLine cutters suitable for use in hydraulic and shrink fit chucks to allow elevated cutting data to be
applied. While the Dragonskin coating has been enhanced to deliver improved tool life by up to 50 per cent
and chip flow and is now silver in colour. “To make significant changes to what is one of our most popular
ranges was a major decision, but these changes have brought significant gains with the upgraded SilverLine
cutters far exceeding the performance of the original SilverLine cutters,” says Tony Pennington, Managing
Director Ceratizit UK & Ireland.

The second innovation from the WNT brand is MultiLock, an exchangeable head milling system that
combines a solid carbide head with a steel body to deliver cost and productivity gains, especially in high-
feed, long overhang applications commonly found in the die-sinking and aeroforms with focus on machining
titanium alloys, tool steels and light alloys. Multilock delivers cost benefits as carbide cutting heads are
manufactured using a precision sintering technique that creates a perfectly good cutting edge without the
need for secondary grinding operations. Flute design also means increased chip flow and tool life with gains
of over 400 per cent and 550 per cent respectively compared to a competitor product. The environmental
impact of MultiLock is also reduced as the amount of carbide required is greatly reduced. By using a solid
carbide head instead of indexable insert technology WNT has maximised the cutting performance through
increased cutting edges and with the positive locking mechanism and additional process security by use of
clamping screws MultiLock gives the performance of solid carbide but at reduced cost. MultiLock heads are
available in a range of sizes between 12 and 25 mm as well as a variety of cutter styles including torus, high
feed, ball nose and deburring cutters.
The second turning development comes from Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT in the form of its brand new
grade CTPX710. Developed as a multi-application grade utilising the latest Dragonskin coating technology
and new carbide substrate CTPX710 allows just a single grade to be used across many material groups,
covering super alloys to general steels and non-ferrous materials. The result is reduced tool inventories and
simplified toolchanging for machine operators, with just insert geometry changing to suit specific
applications, the grade remains the same. CTPX710 benefits from a unique partnership between the carbide
substrate and the latest Dragonskin coating technology, which are then enhanced by a secondary finishing
process after coating. The substrate is a fine-grain carbide with optimised microstructure creating a hard,
wear resistant, base onto which the Dragonskin coating is applied. Performance is further enhanced by
increasing the coating thickness, this provides an additional damping/shock absorbing effect further
protecting the substrate and improving process security. The secondary finishing of the insert after the
coating has been applied creates the smoothest surface possible across the insert geometry to enhance
chip flow. It is this combination that enables CTPX710 to be applied across such a diverse range of
materials, while delivering improved cutting performance and process security.
CTPX710 inserts are available in a wide variety of standard ISO insert shapes with three insert geometries
available, these being -M34 which is aimed at turning super alloys due to the low cutting forces it generates
along with its resistance to built-up edges; For non-ferrous, steels and cast iron there are two available
geometries -25P and -25Q, the former having a sharp cutting edge providing good swarf control on softer
materials, while the latter features wiper technology to deliver higher feedrates and improved surface finish.
As with all tools from the Team Cutting Tools product brands these new developments are available ex-
stock with guaranteed next-day delivery before noon when ordered up to 6:30 PM the previous day

Clockwise top left: High Dynamic Turning and
FreeTurn tools; Silverline solid carbide milling cutters; Multilock exchangeable head milling system and
CTPX710. Developed as a multi-application grade





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