High-performance WIDIA-GTD™ HSS-E tapping bit for stainless steel

April 11, 2017   |   In Cutting Tools

On April 2017, our cutting tools principal Widia, has been introducing the WIDIA-GTD™ HSS-E taps to answer the need for precise thread quality and improved threadmaking productivity. The newly introduced powder-metal taps offer the finest 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.

Widia GTD series are derived from Greenfield Tap & Die brand which has been innovating the industry with the highest quality taps, dies, and gages to industry for more than 130 years. From premium raw materials, through a stringent ISO-certified production process, to carefully inspected, packaged, and shipped tools, Widia GTD has consistently delivered quality products that enable you to achieve better production at lower costs. GTD achievement are as follows:

  • Invention of the GUN® tap, which improved chip removal rates for through hole tapping condition.
  • Pioneer of Solid carbide taps for steel that offer increased production rates and longer life.
  • Helical carbide flute thread mills that feature PVD TiN coating standard. And, with the collaboration with Widia GTD’s new Balzers coating system, you can quickly get the durability needed with high-performance coatings within the strictest quality control specifications.

WIDIA GTD Tapping Bit Features:

  • Spiral point GUN taps shoot chips ahead of the cutting action that will reduce overloading heat and clogging in flutes
  • Economic life in ductile materials
  • Available with steam oxide finish and PVD coatings available

For Material:

  • Steel and Steel Alloys
  • Stainless Steel
  • Cast Iron
  • Wrought and Cast Aluminum
  • Nickel Based Alloys

You may choose various grades for general engineering and vehicle manufacturing applications such as crank and cam shafts, connecting rods, and wheel hubs. Manufactured to both ANSI and DIN standards, among 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. The precision h6 shanks allow these new taps to excel in conventional tap holders with square drive or precision round toolholders. Furthermore, alternatives also available for precision aerospace applications such as valves, fittings, and fasteners in stainless steels.

To serve your needs for off-the-shelf production taps, a custom solution designed for your toughest tapping job, or premium-quality TiN-coated thread plug gages, Widia GTD is the finest metalworking solutions that you deserve.

Do not hesitate to contact us if are interested on any of Widia's Metalworking solution. Our sales team and application engineer will help you in any way possible. 

We are looking forward to work with you.


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