Ceratizit secured the 2nd place at Intec for their tools.
After the Freeturn tools developed by Ceratizit for the new turning technology "High Dynamic Turning" had already been awarded a top-class industry prize for innovative products at the AMB in Stuttgart, they have now also convinced the jury at the Intec Award. The tool system, which enables uncompromising turning with a full degree of freedom, was awarded 2nd place in Leipzig and was the best-placed product in the field of cutting tools.
The jury really had a tough time: In the category "Companies with more than 100 employees". There were numerous applications for products, which were all characterised by high innovative strength. It was, therefore, all the more gratifying that Ceratizit was able to finish second with the Freeturn tools after the laser measuring system from Blum-Novotest. "We are very proud that the jury recognized the high potential of our new turning technology and our Freeturn tools and honoured this with 2nd place," explained Manfred Müller after the award ceremony. "No other cutting tool achieved a higher ranking," said the sales manager of Ceratizit Deutschland GmbH. "The award motivates us to continue working on our products and services in order to increase the productivity of our customers and make them even more efficient," Müller continued.
Ceratizit has taken a further step in this direction with Freeturn and High Dynamic Turning. With the newly developed turning process, it is possible to perform all known external turning operations with only one tool - the dynamic Freeturn tool from Ceratizit. The milling spindle is used to generate a 360° rotational clearance angle and to adjust the dynamic tool in any position relative to a workpiece. This can have a positive effect on both chip breaking and component quality. In addition, massive savings in tool change times are achieved. The indexable insert screwed onto the slim shank of the tool holder on the face side can consist of several cutting edges with different properties. For example, different tip angles, corner radii or chip grooves - even different coatings and cutting materials are conceivable.
The Freeturn can, therefore, be adapted to the machining requirements and therefore offers the advantage of replacing several tools. This, in turn, leads to massive savings in tool change times, tool magazine positions and tools themselves. An outstanding feature is that components with highly complex contours can be produced without restriction using just one Freeturn tool. The flexibility ensures that when parts are changed over, they can be quickly and effectively adapted to the new machining situation.