Now available from sliding head lathe tooling specialist Floyd Automatic, the new series of ECO-Line inserts have been developed with a new coating technology. The existing ECO-Line enables the end user to conduct face grooving, internal grooving, threading, internal threading and general turning operations and the new insert grades will improve performance for these operations.
The new AP302 grade has shown impressive results with customers reporting increased tool life and consistency, better surface finishes and swarf evacuation compared to previous generations. For particularly difficult materials where there are high levels of wear, like stainless steels and titanium, the coating is applied to a hard substrate µK10 grade carbide. The same carbide grades and coatings are being extended to be available throughout the Applitec TOP-Line program. This further enhances the established range of Applitec sliding head insert tooling.

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