TaeguTec T-Tap

TaeguTec’s high-speed steel line of taps provides universal metal cutting solutions on a variety of materials, offering two different flute geometries for both through and blind-hole applications. The HSSE-cobalt T-Tap goes beyond milling and turning applications with carbide tools to high speed steel.

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The high cutting speed with low cutting force taps’ universal application is ideal for steel, stainless steel and cast iron applications.

Whether it is metric ISO standard or fine threads, the optimized cutting geometry of the taps ensures easy chip evacuation for precise and reliable machining.

The material used in the T-Tap line is offered in three different grades – uncoated, steam tempered or titanium nitride. No matter the coating, the T-Tap HSSE line enables higher productivity and economy on a wide range of materials. Its longer tool life is credited by its innovative cutting geometry and the option of either TiN or steam tempering.

TaeguTec’s straight flute with spiral point HSSE taps for through hole threading have a form B 4-5 threads chamfer, a dimension range of M2-M20 (MF8X1.0-MF16X1.5) and an ISO 2-6H tolerance. The geometries of this series forces chips forward making tapping an easy, cost-efficient process while its optimal design, credit to shallow flutes, is only used in combination with cutting fluids (not chip evacuation).

The right hand spiral 40 degree flute’s features for blind hold threading comes with a helix angle, form C 2-3 threads chamfer, the same dimension range and ISO tolerance as the straight flute with spiral point. The difference is that the tap is designed with spiral flute grinding which forces the chips out of the hole and is designed for both cutting fluid and chip evacuation.

The uncoated T-Tap grade is a perfect economical choice and is recommended for steel up to a maximum 800 newton per square millimeter while the steam tempered coating ferric oxide layer at the cutting edge makes it perfect for chip flow and reduces built-up edges for increased tool life.

For high hardness, chemical stability and heat resistance applications, the physical vapor deposition TiN coating offers a longer tool life due to its balanced characteristics of low heat conductivity and smooth operation at low cutting speeds and universal application on a wide range of materials.

For more information, contact Taegutec – Tel: (011) 362 1500

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