LMT-Fette is pleased to announce the introduction of
our patented, PENTATEC® Multi-Functional
Turning tool. This unique, indexable tool is capable
of drilling, boring, facing, and turning,
without changing tools. Its unique design features a
variation on the conventional trigonshaped
carbide insert, which is set in a position that allows
for drilling of holes down to
8mm (.3159 ), while being capable of performing the additional
operations outlined above.
The PENTATEC® product is designed to perform the
duties of several tools, thus eliminating
turret indexes and reducing machining time. The PENTATEC® has
a helical geometry, and a
large, single helical flute for maximizing chip evacuation.
This design allows the PENTATEC® to
perform exceptionally as an indexable drill, as well
as in deep boring applications where
chip evacuation is critical to success.
A typical application for the PENTATEC® tool would
be one where the PENTATEC® could start
by drilling a hole at the nominal PENTATEC® size.
After drilling, the PENTATEC® could then be
used to rough and finish the bore, as well as chamfer
the bore. After completing the internal
work, the PENTATEC® would then go on to face the
work piece, then rough and finish turn
The result is a work piece that is machined completely
with a single tool, and a dramatic
decrease in cycle time.
With a wide range of grades, and two optimized geometries,
the PENTATEC® is capable of
machining most materials, from carbon and alloy steels,
to aluminum, to stainless steel and
cast iron. In steel, gear blanks or bearing races can
be machined quickly and cost effectively
with a single PENTATEC® tool.
The primary advantage of LMT-Fette’s new PENTATEC® tool
is its ability to perform a wide
range of applications without changing tools. Additionally,
the PENTATEC® also doubles as
the industry’s smallest indexable drill at 8.0mm
Lastly, with its trigon-shaped insert, the PENTATEC® maximizes
cost effectiveness by offering
three complete edges per insert. All in all, the PENTATEC® tool
replaces as many as five tools
with a single tool.