Kennametal has introduced KenTIP FS modular drill series with the new FEG insert for flat bottom hole applications. It is applicable in steel, cast iron and stainless steels, the FEG insert eliminates end milling operations and completes a task in a single operation saving time and tool costs.
The FEG geometry design is simple. It features a 180° cutting edge and a conical center point, which acts as a pilot to provide exceptional hole position and straightness. Corner chamfers serve to protect the cutting edges and reduce exits burrs. Four margin lands provide stability when breaking into interrupted cuts and cross-holes. Kennametal’s KCP15A grade uses a nano-structured AlTiN coating and fine grain carbide substrate, providing both toughness and wear resistance when drilling steel, stainless steel, and cast iron.
The diameter range covers 6.0 – 26.0 mm and drilling depth of up to 12xD is possible depending on the KenTIP FS modular drill body.
Georg Roth, Global Product Manager of Holemaking – Modular Drilling Tools, Kennametal said: “The FEG insert is so versatile, you can use it for nearly all your drilling applications.”