Powder-Metal Taps are built for demanding applications.

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Designed for precision tapping applications in steel and stainless steel, WIDIA-GTD(TM) HSS-E taps feature powder-metal substrate with high levels of cobalt content for optimal heat resistance and extended tool life. Manufactured to ANSI and DIN standards, taps feature precision h6 shanks for use with conventional tap holders with square drive or precision round tool holders. Choices include 15° left-hand helix for tapping through holes or 45° right-hand helix for blind holes.

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New High-Performance WIDIA-GTD(TM) Taps Meet and Exceed Demanding Applications

(LATROBE, PA) - Where applications demand precise thread quality and improved threadmaking productivity, new high-performance WIDIA-GTD(TM) HSS-E taps are the answer.

These new powder-metal taps represent the optimum combination of grade, geometries, and coatings for accomplishing precision tapping applications in steel and stainless steel materials. The proprietary powder-metal substrate contains higher than standard levels of cobalt content for a combination of greater heat resistance and improved tool life.

Choices include 15-degree left-hand helix for pushing chips ahead in tapping through holes or 45-degree right-hand helix for retracting chips from blind holes. Manufactured to both ANSI and DIN standards, the precision h6 shanks allow these new taps to excel in conventional tap holders with square drive or precision round tool holders.

"Grades are available for general engineering and vehicle manufacturing applications such as crank and cam shafts, connecting rods, and wheel hubs," says Marcelo Campos, senior product manager, global tapping. "Choices also exist for precision aerospace applications such as valves, fittings, and fasteners in stainless steels."

WIDIA-brand products and services have defined innovation in the metalcutting industry for more than 80 years - from the world's first patent for carbide indexable inserts to the development of the world's first coated grades. The WIDIA brand offers a complete portfolio of precision-engineered products and custom solution services. With thousands of milling, turning, holemaking, and tooling systems products available through a worldwide network of authorized distributor partners, you'll find everything you need from one single source.

WIDIA Products Group; 800.446.7738

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