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ITC is now offering Widia’s GX series high-precision solid carbide taps, which are suitable for through and blind holes in steel, cast iron and non-ferrous materials.

The GX series — available with through coolant to improve swarf evacuation and performance — has been developed for use on CNC machine tools with synchronous or rigid tapping control and precision toolholders.

Available in sizes from M3 to M20 as well as in imperial dimensions, the GX series is available in 11 designs to meet the needs of a variety of customers. The wide choice of styles enables the taps to machine steel, cast iron, aluminium, copper alloys and hardened steel up to 68HRc.

Suitable for use in production environments, the taps are produced from a micro-grain carbide that is available with a number of PVD coatings, including TiAlN, TiN, DLC and TiCN.

Key benefits

  • The GX series is claimed to be able to run up to four times faster than conventional high-speed steel taps.
  • Its tool life is said to be extended by up to four times, reducing tooling costs and improving productivity for the end user.
  • The chamfer design of the taps works in harmony with a flute shape that has been created to optimise chip evacuation.
  • The accuracy of the threaded hole is improved thanks to a ground H6 shank with a run-out of less than 10 microns.
  • The combination of multi-layer coatings and micro-grain carbide ensures high heat resistance and good wear characteristics.

ITC is a round tool specialist with an objective to provide the correct cutting tool at the right time. ITC is confident that its products are the best available. To achieve this, we continue to invest in the right team of time served engineers, equipped with a full CAD-CAM facility dedicated to the design and manufacture of precision cutting tools. Whatever your requirement, from a one-off special to 1000 pieces, ITC can provide your company with a cutting tool that works.

ITC’s state-of-the-art production facility includes CNC grinding machines from world leading manufacturers. We have invested in a centralised oil filtration system to ensure optimum grinding conditions and our inspection department includes computerised laser measuring equipment to maintain the high standards for which ITC is renowned.

We source and stock the best available products from around the world, and hold over 100,000 HSS Co and Solid Carbide tools on the shelf ready for immediate despatch. ITC can also provide a fast modification service – even same day in some cases.

We provide same day despatch on standard stocked lines, whatever your industry sector may be. From production sub-contractor to tool room, through aerospace, motor sport, and the medical industry, from milling, drilling and reaming to de-burring, ITC has the tools and expertise to solve your problem.

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