Among the tools Emuge Corp. will highlight are taps engineered for threading difficult materials such as stainless steels, nickel alloys and titanium. New tap lines include Z-Taps for stainless and alloy steel applications, as well as taps featuring the company’s variable helix correction (VHC) geometry.
Designed with an advanced chamfer geometry and rake/flute form, Z-Taps feature a new GLT-1 multi-layer coating that is formulated to produce a consistent, controllable chip formation that is released smoothly for fast and efficient removal. The coating also offers heat-resistance characteristics, along with an outer, anti-friction layer. According to the company, the combination of these elements improve wear-resistance and sliding properties, resulting in improved tool life, reduced torque, increased chip evacuation and improved thread finish in high-strength alloys, tool steels and cast steels.
The VHC technology on Emuge’s new spiral flute bottoming taps for threading nickel alloys is a specially ground relief geometry in the primary cutting zone that is designed to generate smaller, tightly rolled chips to prevent chip jamming in the tap teeth during machining.
The company will also feature new plug taps for threading nickel alloys that are designed with a left-hand helical flute form and chamfer geometry, new taps designed for threading titanium, and a new line of high-penetration-rate carbide drills.