Tipped with tungsten carbide segments, the brazed tools provide a cutting surface with the combined characteristics of compressive strength, extreme hot hardness at high temperatures, and resistance to abrasion, corrosion and thermal shock. It’s strongest characteristic – abrasion resistance – is 100 times greater than steel. It is the hardest known metal and is also three times more rigid than steel. Higher cutting speeds can be achieved.
Micrograin Tools Advantage
With its unique composition and structure, micrograin can substantially outperform conventional grades on certain applications and particularly on certain metals.
Designed to perform
ACT’s micrograin carbide tipped brazed tools combine the strength of high speed steel with the hardness and wear resistance of carbide. In addition to these properties, a high degree of shock resistance safeguards them from chipping or breaking under normal conditions.
Excellent cutting tool choice
Micrograin is an exceptional choice for many difficult machining applications not suited to the cast iron and nonferrous or steel carbide grades already offered by ACT. These include heavy roughing at low speeds and problem applications where other carbides fail by chipping and where cast alloys or high speed steel wear rapidly. Micrograin carbide handles interrupted cuts even on welds and flame-cut material. It also allows for greatly increased speeds and feeds in high strength thermal resistant alloys.
Micrograin is effective in machining high temperature-high strength alloys, work hardened stainless steels and hard metals. It excels in cutting tough materials such as aluminum, brass, bronze, cobalt, hastalloy, high speed steel, inconel, molybdenum, rene, stainless steel, super alloys, titanium, tungsten, waspalloy and zirconium, to name a few.
Micrograin Tools Shipping
These micrograin tools are now in stock and available for immediate, off-the-shelf delivery in the sizes and styles listed below.
American Carbide Tool manufactures pipe tube cutoff tools to cut-off and bevel seamless steel tubes. These include API/BTC couplings, line pipe, oil country tubular goods (OCTG) and structurals, which are primarily used in the oil and gas industry.
Pipe Tube Cutoff Tools put to the test
Extremely effective grade development and chipbreaker geometries to cut off high pressure, heat-treated pipe, such as P110 and Q125.
Pipe cutoff tools hold up to the variance in tubing compared to tool holders with screw in inserts.
AR & AL Style Turning Tools – 0° Side Cutting Edge Angle
Turning tools for Turning, Facing, or Boring to a square shoulder.
A lead angle can be ground on the side cutting edge for use on shallow cuts or chamfering.
BR & BL Style Tools – 15° Side Cutting Edge Angle
Turning tools for interrupted or irregular cuts. Side edge angle provides gradual entrance to the work piece. Lead angle distributes cutting load.
For Turning, Light Planing, Boring, Milling, and Facing.
C Style Utility Tools – 0° Square Nose
Utility tools allow for right or left hand cutting.
For use in Forming, Turning, Facing, Chamfering, and Grooving applications.
D Style Tool – 80° Included Angle
Allows for right or left hand cutting.
For use in Light Turning, Undercutting, Chamfering, and Boring applications.
Cutoff Tools Styles:
CT(COR) & CTL(COL) Style
Cutoff Tools for Cutoff or Grooving of solid bars and tubing stock.
E Style Tool – 60° Included Angle
Threading tools cut a standard 60° V-thread. These are ground to a sharp point for fine Threading, but can be easily modified for cutting round bottom threads. Used for Chamfering, Notching, and Undercutting.
ER & EL Style Tools – Offset 60°
Included Angle Offset for Threading or Boring to a shoulder.
FR & FL Style Tools – 0° End Cutting Edge Angle
Cutting offset tools for Turning, Facing, Boring and Straddle Facing close to chuck jaws on lathe and boring mill applications.
GR & GL Style Tools – 0° Side Cutting Edge Angle
For Turning, Facing, and Boring close to chuck jaws on lathe and boring mill applications.
For a square shoulder 30° boring bars.
For a square shoulder in 45° boring or with a 15° lead angle in 30° shoulder boring bars.
For shouldering in 90° boring bars. Neutral rake.
For a square shoulder in a 90° boring bar. High positive rake.
For a square shoulder in 30° and 45° boring bars. High positive rake.
For a square shoulder in 45° boring bars or with a 15° lead angle in 30° boring bars.
High positive rake.