Product Details Supplier Info More products

WNT (UK)’s new broaching system, designed for use on CNC lathes and machining centres, is allowing users to eliminate separate broaching operations and reduce manufacturing costs.

The range includes solid carbide tools (type NPU), certain sizes of which are compatible with WNT’s existing Mini-Cut toolholders, and a range of indexable insert type tools (type NPV); with both available to cut class C11 (DIN138), Class JS9 (DIN 6885) and Class P9 (DIN 6885) grooves.

The tools are available in a variety of widths, ranging from a nominal 4 to 10mm, with special widths available to order, using the straightforward order form in the WNT (UK) catalogue supplement.

The design of the clamping mechanism for the indexable NPV-type inserts is such that it overcomes one of the key issues with existing broaching systems, namely insert breakage.

As a result, cutting data can be increased and typically, when broaching a 42CrMo4 850N/mm2 steel, the feedrate will be 7200mm/min at a 0.072mm depth of cut.

The system is designed for use on lathes, machining centres and, in particular, sliding-head lathes, where slots that would normally be produced on stand-alone machine tools can now be completed in a single set-up.

By broaching as part of an existing machine cycle, users can also provide a more cost-effective solution to their customers.

For example, economical batch quantity for the process is now one-off, allowing work to be taken on that may previously have been turned down, due to the requirement of sub-contract broaching.

The rapid availability of special-width inserts and the ease with which they can be changed allows sub-contractors to react quickly to changes to customer requirements.

With guaranteed delivery before 10:30, six days a week, for any cutting tools ordered before 18:30 the previous working day (12:30 Saturday), combined with industry-leading technical and customer support, WNT (UK) is the first-choice cutting-tool supplier for the SME engineering manufacturing sector.

The in-depth technical expertise of WNT (UK)'s external and internal technical sales team, who are all apprentice trained with extensive machining experience, provides a valuable tool for its customers. Their role is to deliver major cost savings and productivity gains to WNT (UK)'s customers. Whoever you speak to at WNT (UK) their goal is the same: award-winning customer service.

Behind the people element of WNT (UK) is its Total Tooling concept, which marries optimal service levels with unbeatable product quality a combination that makes a valuable contribution to improving the productivity of its customers. This is backed up by SERVICE², which is the energetic core of the business that moves everything: providing the right tool at the right time for the right application. This includes its Toolomat tool vending system, WNT (UK)'s cost-effective method of providing 24-hour access to tools, seven days a week.

View full profile