Ingersoll Cutting Tools Introduces Gold-FlexMay 1, 2012
Ingersoll has introduced Gold-Flex, a new product line that features a four-edged insert for multifunctional operations. Gold-Flex is suitable for grooving, parting, lateral turning and chamfer machining.
Gold-Flex inserts feature a high-positive chip former that is designed to enable machining in multiple applications while providing good chip control in plunging and lateral turning operations. The result is high-quality surface finish as the chips are broken and moved away from the workpiece, the company said.
The clamping system features a side Torx screw and three contact points for stability and durability under demanding machining conditions. Insert indexing and changing is intended to be simple and accurate and, combined with the four cutting edge feature, can make Gold-Flex an economical and efficient tooling system, according to the company. This clamping design also protects the cutting edges that are not in use. Thus, if one or more of the edges are broken, the insert can simply be indexed to a new edge without adversely affecting the insert seating position.
Gold-Flex is available in widths from .020" to .125" (.5 - 3.18 mm). Lead angles and full radius inserts are also available as standard items. All inserts are available in grade TT9080.
For more information contact:
Ingersoll Cutting Tools
845 S. Lyford Rd.
Rockford, IL 61108-2749