General-Purpose Tap works with wide material range.
June 4, 2010 -
Intended for short and medium run applications, MultiTAP cuts range of materials - carbon steel, steel alloys, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass, bronze - and produces threads within 2B and 3B classes of fit. Construction is of proprietary grade of high speed steel (HSS-E), Nitrided with Ne2 surface treatment, and products are available in spiral point as well as spiral flute configurations. Tap sizes cover full range for UNC or UNF threads.
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|Original Press release |
1800 Century Dr.
West Boylston, MA, 01583-2121
Emuge Introduces Industry's First General Purpose, High Performance Tap
"MultiTAP" is ideal for short and medium run applications in a wide range of materials.
WEST BOYLSTON, MA U.S.A. - Today Emuge Corp., the leader in tapping technology for more than 90 years, has announced the introduction of MultiTAP, the industry's first high performance tap designed to cut a wide range of materials including carbon steel, steel alloys, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass, and bronze. MultiTAP is also uniquely designed to produce threads within both 2B and 3B classes of fit, eliminating the guesswork of calculating H-limits.
Emuge is widely known for manufacturing high performance application-specific taps, thread mills and end mills for high production output. However, now Emuge has designed MultiTAP to offer job shops and other manufacturers an affordable, high performance tapping solution for a wide variety of common materials and applications.
"MultiTAP is the ideal tap for a job shop or a manufacturer who works with short and medium run threading applications across a wide spectrum of materials. It will significantly improve thread quality and boost output while reducing production costs, because one high performance MultiTAP will handle most common materials and applications. MultiTAP eliminates the need to stock numerous types of taps in the tool crib" said Mr. Peter Matysiak, President of Emuge Corp.
"MultiTAP is the result of collective years of Emuge's extensive tapping expertise, application research and a challenge the company issued to its engineers to design a multi-purpose tap. Emuge design engineers responded by choosing a select base material, along with a special cutting / flute geometry and a surface treatment that would work in as many common materials and applications as possible. In addition, the tap was designed to cut threads to both the common 2B class of fit, as well as the tighter 3B class." continued Matysiak.
MultiTAP is constructed of a proprietary grade of high speed steel (HSS-E), Nitrided with a Ne2 surface treatment. It is available in both spiral point and spiral flute configurations for through-or blind-hole applications. Tap sizes cover a full range for UNC or UNF threads, from #4-40 to ¾"-16 in inch sizes, to metric sizes from M4 x 0.7 to M16 x 2.0.
MultiTAP will be available by the end of June through Emuge distributors. Emuge is also offering guaranteed performance for MultiTAP: If the tool does not successfully outperform the user's current taps in most common materials, the tool purchase will be fully refunded.
Emuge Corp. is a subsidiary of the 1,000+ employee German company Emuge-Werk Richard Glimpel GmbH & Co. KG that has been the product technology and performance leader in their field for over 90 years. The company manufactures an extensive line of taps, end mills, thread mills, holders and attachments, over 100,000 items sold through distributors worldwide. Emuge also offers end-user technical support through a network of in-the-field engineers with extensive tooling experience.
Over 12,000 types of cutting tools and accessories are stocked in the company's North American Headquarters located in West Boylston, MA USA. The 21,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, custom-designed and built in 2005, also serves as a technology center, fully equipped with CNC machining capability and classroom. For more information on the entire line of Emuge high performance tools, contact Emuge at 1800 Century Drive, West Boylston, MA 01583-2121, Tel. 800-323-3013, internet; www.emuge.com.