Carbide Inserts suit small-diameter face grooving applications.

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Available as precision-ground and molded styles in both flat-edge and full-radius face-grooving materials, Beyond(TM) A4-S Inserts provide face grooving on parts from 0.630-2.284 in. in diameter with groove depths from 0.47-0.75 in. Three chipbreaker geometries include GMN inserts, which provide stable cutting edge, plus GMP and GUP inserts, which feature positive geometry for minimized cutting forces. Inserts are coupled with modular and systems toolholders including boring bars.


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New Beyond(TM) A4-S Tooling Improves Productivity in Small-Diameter Face Grooving Applications

(LATROBE, PA) -- Three new geometries across two new Beyond(TM) carbide grades augment Kennametal's range of face-grooving inserts and tooling for small-diameter internal and external applications. Available as precision-ground and molded styles in both flat-edge and full-radius face-grooving geometries, A4-S inserts are the latest additions to Kennametal's new Beyond(TM) line of milling and turning tools. They are aimed at face grooving on parts from 16-58 mm (0.630-2.284 inches) in diameter and groove depths from 12-19 mm (0.47-0.75 inches). Users can choose from three chipbreaker geometries aimed at providing longer tool life with more consistent tool wear, faster material-removal rates, and improved chip control across a range of face grooving applications and work materials. GMN inserts provide a stable cutting edge, while GMP and GUP chipbreakers feature positive geometry for reduced cutting forces. Inserts are coupled with a comprehensive portfolio of modular and systems toolholders including boring bars for maximum versatility. KM or Capto tooling options provide stable, reliable toolholding in machining aerospace components, pump and engine parts, and general industrial components, among many others. For more information on new A4-S small-diameter face grooving and turning inserts, visit www.kennametal.com. Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) is a leading global supplier of tooling, engineered components and advanced materials consumed in production processes. The company improves customers' competitiveness by providing superior economic returns through the delivery of application knowledge and advanced technology to master the toughest of materials application demands. Companies producing everything from airframes to mining equipment, from medical implants to oil wells and from turbochargers to motorcycle parts recognize Kennametal for extraordinary contributions to their value chains. Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, PA; 800.446.7738. New A4-S inserts from Kennametal can be coupled with boring bars for small-diameter face-grooving tasks.

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