Best Manufacturing Tips on Carbide Tools, Cutting Tools, Threading Tools & Boring Tools

Threading – TecTools’ Threading Tools Product Range

Posted on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

Topics: pipe threading tools, threading, lathe threading tools, thread cutting tools

A threading tool is used for screw cutting or cutting threads on the inside and outside diameters of components or work pieces. Thread forming and thread rolling are processes that are used to form screw threads, with the former used to create internal threads and the latter used to create external threads. In both processes, threads are formed into a blank by pressing a shaped die against the blank.

A wide range of methods are used to create screw threads. Key factors that influence the type of method used are: the degree of precision needed, available equipment and time and money constraints. Generally, there are thread-generating processes that are suitable for tool room-made parts, and some specific processes are suitable for mass-produced parts.

Threading tools are manufactured on precision machines. They are used on engine lathes, vertical lathes, chuckers, and other lathes. Carbide tips are brazed on threading tools and the cutting edges are ground on the tips.

Tectools manufactures top quality threading tools:

  • External Threading Tools or Pipe Threading Tools. These are carbide threading tools which are used as metal cutting tools for a wide range of materials. Our company manufactures custom-made tools to meet specific needs. We offer our tools in the following grades: C2, C5, C6, ISO P20, P30, K10 and K20 grades. Our tools are used in a wide range of applications, including as lathe threading tools, pipe threading tools, and screw cutting tools among other uses.
  • Internal Threading Tools or Thread Cutting Tools. These are carbide threading tools which are used as metal cutting tools in machine shops. Our thread cutting tools are available in ISO P20, P30, K10 and K20 grades. Our internal threading tools are used in many applications – they are mainly used as pipe threading tools, screw cutting tools and lathe threading tools.

Tectools has been manufacturing threading tools, and other types of tools, for more than 30 years. If you are looking for top quality threading tools and excellent customer, contact us, and we will supply you with products that meet your requirements.

 

 

Pipe Cutting Tools – The Basics

Posted on Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Topics: Pipe Cutting Tool, pipe tools

A pipe cutting tool is a tool used to cut pipes or tubes, and it is a necessity in many industries and workshops.

The type of metal the pipe is made out of determines whether a pipe cutting tool or a hacksaw can be used. While a hacksaw can cut almost any size of a pipe made of most plastics and metals, pipe-cutters are more limited in where they can be used. In comparison to using a hacksaw to cut a pipe, a pipe-cutter presents several advantages: it produces a clean cut when cutting a pipe. It is also faster and more convenient.

There are basically two types of cutters used to cut pipes, namely Plastic tubing cutters which are used on thin pipes; and pipe-cutters which are used on thicker pipers, which have sharp wheels and adjustable jaw grips. When using a pipe-cutter, one rotates the tool around the pipe and gradually tightens it until the tool cuts through the pipe.

There are specialized pipe cutting tools ideal for cutting all types of metal pipes or tubes. These deliver perfectly straight and clean cuts, thus it will not be necessary to do any additional preparation work on the cut-off face before doing the next task, such as welding.

There is a wide range of pipe cutting tools to suit any situation: from portable heavy duty tools for cold cutting of pipes with heavy wall thickness, to small cutters for small pipes and tubes. Small pipe cutters include hand tool type of cutters for different purposes: rotary pipe cutters, combination pliers and others.

Pipe cutting tools are used by a wide of range of trades-people – from plumbers to machinists.

Pipe cutting tools discussed above are different from pipe profiling tools, which are sometimes also called pipe cutting tools. Pipe profiling is a mechanized process whereby material is removed from a pipe or a tube to create a desired profile.

In pipe profiling, common profiles include mitres, straight cuts and saddles, among others. These cuts are normally needed to allow a tight fit between two parts that are to be welded together. The cut is done by a thermal torch (oxyfuel or plasma), which is mounted on the last axis of a multi-axis machine. Powered by electric motors, the axes of the multi-axis machine are synchronized to create a path for the torch and pipe that result in a desired profile. Synchronization of axes is achieved mechanically through levers and gears and cams, or electronically through controllers and microprocessors. Pipe cutting machines are common in industries that require complex cuts, namely pipe processing, ship building, structural manufacturing, and others.

TecTools is a manufacturer of a wide range of tools – threading tools, carbide tools, lathe tools, cutting tools, and turning tools. Our company is one of the leading suppliers of Tungsten carbide tipped tools in India. TecTools has more than 30 years’ worth of engineering and manufacturing experience. We supply top quality tools to customers from different regions of the world – North America, Europe, Asia. Our tools are used in a number of industries, namely aerospace, automobile, heavy engineering, earth moving, and others.

If you are looking for a tool manufacturer who can supply you with top quality tools at competitive prices – contact us today.

Tips for Selecting the Best Tungsten Carbide Tools Manufacturer

Posted on Mon, Apr 01, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Topics: carbide cutting tools, tungsten carbide, tungsten carbide tools

Tungsten Carbide, or simply carbide, is one of the most commonly used materials in a wide range of industries. Tungsten carbide tools are used in a wide range of machining applications and tools, namely drilling, turning, facing, milling, threading, planning, grooving, parting off, and deep hole boring. Carbide tools are used in several of industries including aerospace, automobile, earth moving, heavy engineering and oil equipment.

The demand for carbide tools has grown exponentially during the past several decades, and the number of carbide tools manufacturers all over the world has significantly increased as well.

With so many suppliers to choose from, what are the key factors that you should consider when selecting the manufacturer to buy from?

Ability to Supply Top Quality Tools

Whether you are a big engineering company or a home workshop – you need to make sure that you get value for your money – top quality tools. You need to look for a carbide tool supplier who can supply you with tools of high standards. The company must have state-of-the-art machinery; highly skilled staff, and an excellent quality assurance process – all these will make sure that you will get tools that are of high standards and are defects free.

Ability to Supply Customized Tools

It is obvious that you want to choose a supplier who can supply you with customized products that your exact requirements. The supplier must be able to understand your exact needs and expectations, and supply you with what you want.

A Good Track Record of Satisfied Customers

It is important for a carbide tool manufacturer to ensure customer satisfaction, through commitment to continuous improvement of products and services. The fact is: with so many suppliers in the market, if a customer is not happy with a supplier, they will simply look for a new supplier. If you are looking for a carbide tool supplier, you must look for a company that has a long track record of meeting customers’ needs. The company must have several testimonials from previous and current satisfied customers. These days, most companies have testimonials on their websites. If possible, talk to other people in the industry and ask them if there is a company they can recommend.

Competitive Prices That Suit Your Budget

These days, you can buy just about anything you want from a supplier from any part of the world – as long as they can offer you a competitive price. Suppliers in some parts of the world have favourable production costs that enable them to offer competitive prices to their customers. Thus, you need to do your research and look for a supplier who can offer you competitive prices.

 

These are just some the main things you should look for in a supplier before you order.

TecTools is one of the leading manufacturers of carbide tools and cutting tools in India. The company supplies high quality tools to customers in all parts of the world. With more than 30 years’ worth of experience, TecTools continues to work hard in supplying top quality, customized tools to all its customers – at competitive prices.

The Main Aspects of Drill Bits

Posted on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Topics: carbide drill bit, drill bits, bit, bits

Drill bits are tools used in creating cylindrical holes. Bits are held a drill which rotates the bits and provide an axial force which then creates a hole. There are also specialized bits dedicated for creating holes that are non-cylindrical.

Although drill bits can be made in any customized size a client may need, there are standard sizes of drill bits which manufacturers normally produce. Relevant standards’ organizations stipulate the sizes of drill bits that are conventionally manufactured and stocked.

There a several aspects to a drill bit’s geometry:

  • The rate of twist in the drill, also known as the spiral, controls the rate of chip removal in a drill.
  • The angle formed at the tip of the drill, also referred to as the point angle, which is influenced by the material the drill will be operating in. A larger point angle is used on harder materials while softer materials normally need a sharper angle. Having the correct point angle for the hardness of the material is very important because it controls the shape of the hole; wear rate, chatter, wandering and other characteristics of the drill.
  • The lip angle determines the amount of support provided to the cutting edge. A bigger lip angle enables the drill to do a more aggressive cut under similar point pressure, compared to a drill that has a relatively smaller lip angle.

Some of the common types of drill bits used in metal, wood, plastic, and other materials are:

  • Twist drill bits which have a cutting point at the cylindrical shaft’s tip
  • Core drill bit which is used to enlarge an existing hole
  • Center drill bits which are used to create an initial hole for a drill bit of a larger size
  • Step drill bits which have the tip ground down to a different diameter
  • Unibit, also known as step bit, which is a conical bit with a stair-step profile, and can be used for drilling a wide range of hole sizes
  • Lip and spur drill bit which are used for drilling in wood
  • Indexable drill bits which are mainly used in CNC machines and other equipments with high precision

A wide range of materials is used in making drill bits, depending on the required application. Some of the commonly used materials are:  soft low carbon steel, high speed steel, cobalt steel alloys and tungsten carbide and other carbides.

TecTools manufactures a wide range of threading tools, cutting tools, turning tools, lathe tools, carbide tools, boring tools, metal working tools, trepan and other customized tools. Our tools are used in cutting steel, cast iron and non ferrous materials in a wide range of industries including automobile, aerospace, earth moving, and heavy engineering and oil equipment, among others.

What Are The Main Features of Metal Cutting Tools?

Posted on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Topics: metal cutting, metal cutting tools

A metal cutting tool is a tool which is used to remove material from a metal work piece through the process of shear deformation. The cutting process may be achieved by using a single-point or multi-point tool. Single-point tools are used to remove material by means of one cutting edge, in shaping, turning, plaining and other similar operations. Multipoint tools are used in milling, drilling and grinding.

In order to produce top quality work pieces, a metal cutting tool must have the following features:

  • Toughness so that the tools do not fracture or chip
  • Hardness so that the tools can withstand the heat generated during the metal cutting process
  • Wear resistance so that the tool can have a long working life

It is important for metal cutting tools to be made from materials harder than the material which is going to be cut, as this ensures that the tool will withstand the heat generated during the metal cutting process.

It is also essential for the cutting tool to have particular geometry and clearance angles that allow the tool’s cutting edge to precisely contact the work piece, so that the cutting process is carried out efficiently.

Other important factors in a cutting tool are: the angle of the cutting face, and the flute width and the number of teeth or flutes. The feeds and speeds at which the cutting tool is run also need to be optimized so that the tool can have a long working life.

There are two main stages of metal cutting, distinguished by purpose and cutting conditions:

  • Roughing cuts whose purpose is to remove large amount of material from the work piece, in order to produce a shape which has close similarity to the desired shape, but some material is left on the piece for the following finishing operation, and
  • Finishing cuts whose purpose is to complete the work piece with the exact dimensions, tolerances, and surface finishes required for the work piece.

During production machining jobs, normally, one or more roughing cuts are performed on the work piece, followed by one or two finishing cuts.

During the machining operation, a cutting fluid is normally used to cool and lubricate the cutting tool. Whether a cutting fluid is used or not, and the suitable type of cutting fluid to be used, are influenced by the type and scope of the cutting condition.

These days, other types of metal cutting are becoming popular – for instance water jet cutting. This involves using pressurized water in excess of 620 MPa (90 000 psi) to cut metal into a finished product. This process is known as cold cutting, and is relatively more efficient compared to plasma and laser cutting.

TecTools has more than three decades’ worth of experience manufacturing and supplying high quality tools. We are one of the leading manufacturers of Cutting Tools, Carbide Tools, Lathe Tools, Threading Tools and Turning Tools. Our quality is top notch and our prices are competitive. We look forward to providing you with customized tools that meet your requirements and exceptional customer service.

The Wide Range of Wood Cutting Tools

Posted on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Topics: wood turning tools, wood cutting tools

Wood cutting tools are used in woodworking – the process of making, building or carving an item using wood. A wood cutting tool is an instrument that is used to change the shape and size of wood products and wood parts. This is done through cutting the wood and removing the shavings – by machine (lathes) or manually.

The use of wood has a long history – wood was one of the early materials worked by humans. Historically, woodworkers used wood found in their region. Gradually, as transportation and trade advanced, more exotic woods became available to wood workers.

Today, a wide range of wood types are used in woodworking, and wood can be categorized into three main sections, namely hardwoods which come from broadleaf tress, softwoods which come from coniferous trees, and man-made wood panels such as plywood, Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) and Particleboard.

Different processes are used in wood working, namely wood cutting, wood carving, wood boring, wood turning and many others. Today, there are many companies, big and small, that supply woodworking supplies for the passionate woodworker. Hobbyist woodworkers and professionals alike expect the best tools from their suppliers.

Woodcutting tools are categorized according to their cutting elements, namely the shape of the cutting faces and blade and their cutting angles. Additionally, machine tools for woodcutting have bracing parts – these come into contact with the matching parts of woodworking lathes and machines. They also serve to coordinate the positioning of the woodcutting tool, relative to the piece being worked on, and to transmit the cutting forces to the elements and units in the machines. Different cutting tools have different bracing parts –and they all must have the necessary precision of operation and provide safe operation.

The majority of wood cutting machines operate at high cutting speeds and feed rates. It is therefore essential for the design of woodcutting tools and the materials from which they are made to satisfy rigid requirements for strength, hardness, wear resistance and toughness. The ability to take a sharp cutting edge and maintain it over a long period is also important.

Key materials that are used in making woodcutting tools are: carbon and alloy steels and particular grades of hard alloys and abrasives. The application of electrolytic coatings and casehardening are used to increase the wear resistance of the cutting elements of a woodcutting tool.

It is essential for woodcutting tools to produce high-quality working surfaces that meet preset requirements for surface roughness or smoothness, and dimensional accuracy. This is achieved by precision manufacture of the tools as well as precision grinding and sharpening of the cutting edges.

There is a wide range of manual woodcutting tools, namely chisels, saws, axes, gouges, bits, jointers, filers and manual smoothness planes. The way woodcutting machine tools are made is complex, and is largely influenced by the type of mechanical woodworking method, namely planer knives in planers; circular saws in rotary machines; shank cutters and profile cutters in milling machines; and drills, and bits in drilling machines.

Machine Shop – What Do You Need For Your Machine Shop?

Posted on Mon, Mar 04, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Topics: machine shop, machine shops

Machinists – people who specialize in machining – start a machine shop for a number of reasons: they are machinists as a hobby, or they are professional machinists and they run the machine shop as a business, or both.

Machining is a collection of material-working processes in which machine tools, such as lathes, saws, drill presses and milling machines, are used with a sharp cutting tool to cut the material to achieve the required shape on the work piece.

Machining is an essential part of the manufacture of nearly all metal products. Besides metals, other materials that can be machined are plastic and wood. The three main machining processes are classified as turning, drilling and milling. Other operations that fall into a wide range of categories include planing, shaping, sawing, boring and broaching.

A building, room or company where machining is done is called a machine shop. The particular purpose of the machine shop determines the types of tools that are needed for a particular shop.

For commercial businesses, machining is carried out in a machine shop, which comprises of one or several work rooms with essential machine tools. Although there are stand-alone machine shop operations, a lot of businesses have their own in-house machine shop which takes care of the specific machining needs of the business.

Today, in any standard machine shop, you are likely to find a wide range of machine shop tools, including metal cutting tools, precision measuring instruments,
band saw blades, different types of equipment, grinding wheels, abrasives, coolants, cutting fluids, and other machine shop accessories for the metalworking industry. These days, most of the machining is controlled by computers using computer numerical control (CNC) machining.

While working on a work piece, paying attention to detail is necessary, so that the work piece can meet the specifications outlined in the engineering blueprints and drawings. It is essential to meet the correct dimensions, sizes, finishes and surface smoothness for the work piece. In order to achieve top quality work on your work piece, you therefore need top quality tools.

If you are looking to buy tools for your machine shop, you need to find a reputable supplier who can supply with top quality products.

At TecTools, we have more than 25 years’ worth of experience supplying high quality tools to customers from different parts of the world. If you need any turning, boring, threading, trepan or grooving and recessing tools, we can help you. We look forward to assisting you by providing them with customized tools that meet their requirements

 

The Wide Range of Wood Cutting Tools

Posted on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 @ 09:55 AM

Topics: wood turning tools, wood cutting tools

Wood cutting tools are used in woodworking – the process of making, building or carving an item using wood. A wood cutting tool is an instrument that is used to change the shape and size of wood products and wood parts. This is done through cutting the wood and removing the shavings – by machine (lathes) or manually.

The use of wood has a long history – wood was one of the early materials worked by humans. Historically, woodworkers used wood found in their region. Gradually, as transportation and trade advanced, more exotic woods became available to wood workers.

Today, a wide range of wood types are used in woodworking, and wood can be categorized into three main sections, namely hardwoods which come from broadleaf tress, softwoods which come from coniferous trees, and man-made wood panels such as plywood, Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) and Particleboard.

Different processes are used in wood working, namely wood cutting, wood carving, wood boring, wood turning and many others. Today, there are many companies, big and small, that supply woodworking supplies for the passionate woodworker. Hobbyist woodworkers and professionals alike expect the best tools from their suppliers.

Woodcutting tools are categorized according to their cutting elements, namely the shape of the cutting faces and blade and their cutting angles. Additionally, machine tools for woodcutting have bracing parts – these come into contact with the matching parts of woodworking lathes and machines. They also serve to coordinate the positioning of the woodcutting tool, relative to the piece being worked on, and to transmit the cutting forces to the elements and units in the machines. Different cutting tools have different bracing parts –and they all must have the necessary precision of operation and provide safe operation.

The majority of wood cutting machines operate at high cutting speeds and feed rates. It is therefore essential for the design of woodcutting tools and the materials from which they are made to satisfy rigid requirements for strength, hardness, wear resistance and toughness. The ability to take a sharp cutting edge and maintain it over a long period is also important.

Key materials that are used in making woodcutting tools are: carbon and alloy steels and particular grades of hard alloys and abrasives. The application of electrolytic coatings and casehardening are used to increase the wear resistance of the cutting elements of a woodcutting tool.

It is essential for woodcutting tools to produce high-quality working surfaces that meet preset requirements for surface roughness or smoothness, and dimensional accuracy. This is achieved by precision manufacture of the tools as well as precision grinding and sharpening of the cutting edges.

There is a wide range of manual woodcutting tools, namely chisels, saws, axes, gouges, bits, jointers, filers and manual smoothness planes. The way woodcutting machine tools are made is complex, and is largely influenced by the type of mechanical woodworking method, namely planer knives in planers; circular saws in rotary machines; shank cutters and profile cutters in milling machines; and drills, and bits in drilling machines.

CNC Machines Have Revolutionized Machining Processes

Posted on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 @ 10:00 PM

Topics: CNC machine, CNC lathes

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines are machine tools that are operated by abstractly programmed commands, as opposed to machine tools that are run manually through levers and hand wheels, or automated through cams.

CNC machines have a long history. The first CNC machine was built in the 1940s and 1950s. However, further advancements in subsequent decades resulted in CNC machine tools operated with analog and digital computers – and these have revolutionized machining processes.

Today, in a modern CNC machine, component design is extremely automated through the use of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer aided design (CAD) programs. These programs are loaded into the CNC machines and they create a computer file with commands needed to operate a particular machine. Once the computer files and commands are loaded onto the machine, set and trialled, the CNC machine will continue to turn out parts under the occasional supervision of an operator.

Modern CNC machines combine several tools into a single “cell” because any particular component may need a wide range of different saws, tools, drills, etc, to be used. In some cases, different machines are used with an external controller that moves the component from one machine to the next. This controller can be a human or robotic operator. In either case, the complex series of steps needed to produce any part is highly automated, and the CNC machine produces a part that matches the original CAD design.

CNC machines are electronically controlled through a computer menu style interface. The program may be modified if necessary. The program may be displayed on the machine, and a simulated view of the process can also be displayed.

On any CNC lathe, the turret holds the tools and indexes them as necessary. In order to ensure a safe working environment and meet occupational health and safety standards, CNC machines are often completely enclosed. 

CNC lathes or CNC turning centres are increasingly replacing older lathers due to their ease of setting and operation. Modern carbide tooling and modern machining processes can be used on CNC lathes. These days, it is possible to do advanced CNC machining on a lathe using a standard personal computer or laptop. 

If you are looking for a CNC lathe, you need to choose a well proven CNC lathe model with a long track record in excellent performance. Factors to put into consideration when purchasing a CNC machine is your target production volume, the specific functions to be performed by the CNC machine, and of course, your budget.

Chisel Tools – Uses of Chisels In Different Industries?

Posted on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Topics: woodworking, Chisel Tools, metal working

Chisel tools are used for cutting or carving hard materials such as metal, stone or wood. A chisel tool has a shaped cutting edge of a blade on its end, with a handle that is characteristically made of wood or metal.

In order to cut into a material – wood or metal – a chisel tool is forced into the material. The driving force may be done manually, or may be applied using a hammer or mallet.  In industrial applications, a trip hammer or falling weight, or a hydraulic ram can be used to force the chisel into the material to be cut.

Chisel tools are used in a wide range of applications. Many types of chisels have been developed, and each is suited to its intended use. Chisels are made differently according to their different types and uses. The length or width of the blade; the hardness and shape of the blade, and the type of handles and materials used, are some of the various factors that can make one type of a chisel different from the other.

Woodworking

In woodworking, there is a wide range of woodworking chisels used for specific purposes. There are large chisels that are used to remove big sections of wood and small chisels that are used for creating fine details on the wood. Normally, in woodworking, a large chisel is used first and then a small chisel is used to finish the fine details. Some examples of chisels used in woodworking are carving chisels, framing chisels, corner chisel, paring chisels, skew chisels, dovetail chisels, mortise chisels, bevel edge chisels, butt chisels and slicks.

Metalworking

Chisels used in metal working can be divided into two main categories, namely cold chisels and hot chisels.

Made from tempered steel, a cold chisel is used for cutting ‘cold’ metals, in the sense that the chisel is not used in combination with forges or heating torches. A cold chisel is used to remove waste metal in situations where a smooth finish is not necessary or when other tools such as files or hacksaws cannot be used. On the other hand, a hot chisel is used to cut metal that has been heated in a forge to soften the metal.

All kinds of files used for metal smoothening, de burring are made using carbide tipped chisels.

In stone working, chisels are used to carve or cut stone, bricks or concrete slabs. Different types of stone chisels are used, depending on the specific function being performed. Stone chisels are normally hit with club hammers to increase the force and therefore cut the stone.

The wide range of uses of chisels means that there are different types, shapes and sizes and chisels available to suit every specific use.

In the aviation industry, precision cutting tools are used in the manufacturing and refurbishing of turbine blades. In the medical industry, precision cutting tools are used in dental and surgical procedures.

 

Digital equipment continues to improve on a daily basis, and this increases the importance of precision grinding or cutting technology as an essential element of production processes. Today’s complexities of high-speed machining require high levels of expertise, and every precision cutting tool manufacturer needs to have state-of-the-art grinding equipment for manufacturing precision machined components.

 

If you are looking for a precision cutting tool supplier, what should you look for and expect from the manufacturer?

 

  • A supplier with state-of-the-art manufacturing and highly skilled employees
  • A manufacturer with a thorough quality assurance process and modern inspection equipment, and is able to supply you with premium cutting tool products that are defects free
  • A supplier who can understand your exact cutting tool product needs and expectations

 

In today’s business world, you need tools that last long and can help you reduce production costs and set-up time. You also need tools that make cutting and machining processes more efficient, and meet the tightest specifications required by today's demanding technologies.

 

TecTools has more than two decades’ worth of experience supplying high quality tools to customers from different parts of the world. If you are looking for precision cutting tools, we would be happy to discuss your requirements and provide you with customized tools that meet your requirements. At TecTools, we make sure that we supply the right tool, made from the right material, every time – for each and every customer.