Custom carbide form tools for turning

To allow users to reduce cycle times and cut production costs during series production on turning and turn-mill centers, Horn Cutting Tools has introduced customised carbide form inserts for machining diameters from 16mm upwards.

Based on its 117 tool system, the patented insert seat guarantees high concentricity and minimal axial runout as well as high repeatability of insert exchange to within microns.

Precision-ground cutting edges deliver high accuracy and surface quality. Financial savings are gained, as the option to exchange the insert leads to lower tool costs and reduced machine downtime. The internal coolant supply to both cutting edges via the round shank cools the contact zone and carries chips away efficiently.

Horn offers the tools in profile widths of 16mm, 20mm and 26mm. Special profiles can be precision ground to suit a diverse range of applications, maximum profile depth being 17mm. The insert coating is selected for each application and is available for material groups P, M, K and N. Round shanks with diameters of 16mm, 20mm and 25mm in the A and E designs are standard and all variants have an internal coolant supply.

For further details contact Coopers Cutting Edge on TEL: 076 411 9937 or visit