THE ONLY THREADING TOOLS MANUFACTURER YOU NEED
Though threading is one of the most common processes in machining, it can also be one of the most challenging. Success in threading depends on selecting the right tool for the job. Determining what that is can be complicated.
The multitude of threading methods and their associated tools are all designed to produce certain thread profiles and pitches in specific component materials. There are processes for external threading and internal threading, left- or right-handed threading, large diameters or small. The list of variables goes on and on.
Fortunately, there is no need to get bogged down in the particulars to choose the right tool for your job; you just have to choose Knight Carbide.
Knight Carbide makes it a priority to offer our clients the expertise they need in all aspects of screw machining. Whatever your ultimate objective, Knight Carbide will determine the best way to achieve it.
SELECTING A THREADING TOOL IS AS EASY AS CHOOSING KNIGHT CARBIDE
With any threading job, there are so many factors to consider that determining which method to use can be challenging. A wrong choice can result in costly delays, errors or worse. Make the right choice and bring your threading work to Knight Carbide, where we offer expertise in all kinds of threading methods.
Relatively simple to use and cost-effective, top notch threading inserts are the most widely used style for many types of threading tasks. Top notch inserts are easily distinguished by their top groove that is used when clamping the tool in place.
Laydown threading inserts are positioned to lie flat in the holder like standard turning inserts. Available in partial-profile or full-profile configurations, laydowns normally have three cutting edges and can create a wide variety of threading geometries. Laydown threading allows the insert to be seated on angled anvils, available in increments of one degree. Such precision in positioning can improve tool life and thread quality.
Among the first types of indexable cutting inserts for CNC machining, on-edge inserts offer three or more cutting edges. Knight Carbide manufactures high-quality, on-edge milling inserts that pair high-quality with cost-efficiency. Through production versatility and industry expertise, Knight Carbide can produce on-edge milling inserts of exceptional quality to fit customers’ specific tool holders with fast turnaround and appropriate pricing.
Advancements in CNC technology have made thread milling a viable alternative to tapping in many situations. In thread milling, a rotating tool is applied to an interior or exterior surface and navigated along it on a spiraling path. With the cutting head moving along three axes, thread milling is highly accurate and offers greater control than tapping in many cases.
In thread whirling, the cutting ring with multiple, inward-oriented cutting inserts is placed around the workpiece. This method creates high-quality threads without bending, and is favored for its ease of set-up and single-pass operation. Other benefits include excellent chip control and relatively long tool life. It is used primarily for long, slender components like bolts and screws.
A cutting head moves in a linear fashion against a rotating workpiece in the process known as single-point threading. Single-pointing is an extremely versatile and effective method for creating nearly any thread, internally or externally, and is an excellent option for smaller volumes and custom applications.
Multi-form thread tools are often the most efficient way to apply threads, most often used on pipe for oil and gas pipes and couplings. We have many industry stand threads available and custom thread forms are not a problem.
Knight Carbide is a leader in custom carbide cutting tool solutions and manufacturing precision-ground carbide inserts, indexable inserts and carbide cutting tools. At Knight, our precision-ground inserts can be fabricated to your exact design specifications–that means unique and complete end-products engineered to maximize performance.