Spiral Fluted Taps: adjusting the bored hole size

When tapping different materials using spiral fluted taps, some issues such as the chipping of the tap, tap breakage, tap welding may take place occasionally. The adoption of some precautions helps overcoming these problems. Selecting a different diameter of the bored hole is a simple and feasible trick. Making the bored hole as large as… Read more »

The effectiveness of oxidizing

The oxidation treatment (i.e., OX treatment) creates porosities or small pockets on the surface of the tool. Drops and molecules of the cutting fluid accumulate in these pockets and help with the lubrication of the tool. The enhanced lubrication reduces the friction between the tool and the workpiece and helps to prevent chip welding. The… Read more »