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Taming Tapping, Part II: Why a One Size Fits All Mentality Doesn't Always Cut the Mustard

Oct 13, 2021 5:12:58 PM / by Mark Hatch posted in tapping, taps, metalworking, Inconel, alloys, thread milling

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In PartOne of this article, I presented some reasons why shops should consider material-specific taps. This section will explore some of the features to look for in one. Before diving in, however, it’s essential to recognize the difference between plug and bottoming taps.

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Taming Tapping, Part I: Why a One Size Fits All Mentality Doesn't Always Cut the Mustard

Sep 8, 2021 10:12:18 AM / by Mark Hatch posted in tapping, taps, metalworking, Inconel, alloys

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Drilling has long been recognized as one of the most common yet most challenging of all metalworking operations. Tapping is even tougher. Aside from problems with chip evacuation and potential coolant starvation, there's the sheer amount of metal being removed relative to the available space for the cutting tool.

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