News and Features
Waukesha, WI — Walter USA, a leading manufacturer of cutting tools has announced the appointment of Kim Seidelman to Managing Director and Jeff Kraez to National Sales Director.
Iscar Tools Inc. celebrated the official Canadian launch of the ISCAR IQ Products Line on May 7, 2013 at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.
Walter has unveiled a redesigned website featuring an expanded range of information and services. The new site, with its clear page layout and easy to use graphics, embodies Walter’s integrated TOOLSHOP concept, and is designed to simplify and speed-up the ordering of Walter products.
OMAHA, NE & TEFEN, Israel – Berkshire Hathaway Inc., IMC International Metalworking Companies B.V., and IMC’s founding Wertheimer family, announced May 1st that Berkshire Hathaway has acquired from the Wertheimer family the 20% of IMC International Metalworking Companies that it does not already own, for consideration of US$2.05 billion.
Ingersoll Cutting Tools (www.ingersoll-imc.com) is pleased to announce Kapil Maan as Field Sales Engineer for Western Canada. Kapil is based in Saskatoon and is responsible for British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
MELVILLE, N.Y. — MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., a distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) supplies to industrial customers throughout the United States, announced that it will enter the Canadian market with the acquisition of Barnes Distribution North America (BDNA), the North American distribution business of the Barnes Group Inc. In addition to gaining access to the Canadian market, with this acquisition MSC will double the size of its sales force and expand its portfolio of inventory management solutions and other metalworking and MRO products and services.
Walter has introduced the Walter Prototyp Paradur Short Chip HT blind hole tap, designed to increase process reliability and quality when tapping long-chipping high tensile (HT) strength steels.
The TurnLine range of Mini T-CBN inserts from the Tungaloy Corporation has now been extended to incorporate a BX470 insert grade. The interest levels in the Mini T-CBN line that is capable of boring diameters as small as 4.5 mm with indexable inserts have been high since the initial product launch.
Seco recently introduced the company’s new CX1 and CX2 polycrystalline diamond (PCD) drills for composite holemaking. The new diamond-tip technology eliminates issues with uncut fibers or delamination in composite machining, and has allowed the company to successfully develop the industry’s first PCD three-flute geometry (CX1) for composite drilling.
Seco has announced the introduction of X4, a new multi-edged, tangential tool for grooving and parting off of small components. Available in cutting widths from 0.031” – 0.093”, X4’s inserts minimize material consumption in parting off and enable precise grooving and copying of small and medium-sized complex parts. Performance is further enhanced through X4’s tangential insert bodies that ensure high rigidity, stability and productivity.
Designed for deep-hole drilling up to 9xD, the new KUB Centron Powerline drill offers performance and modularity for a variety of applications, including those typically found in the Oil and Gas and Heavy Machinery industries.
Accurate targeting of coolant during machining provides maximum effectiveness in chip evacuation. However, precision and pressure are two equally important aspects of coolant. A high precision coolant requires lower pressure. The higher the pressure, the more demanding applications can be machined with excellent results.