ATI Stellram introduced Rapide True Micrograin, solid carbide tooling designed to provide superior performance in diffi cult-to-machine materials.

Tools are available for machining steels to 62 HRc, stainless steel, aluminium, titanium and other super alloys. Rapide True Micrograin end mills match ATI Stellram’s high quality substrates, tool geometry and coating to increase metal cutting productivity.

The company also demonstrated its new Hardcore Ultra High Performance Drills. The crux of these is ATI Stellram’s patented dual carbide technology—the core carbide grade is resilient to handle the slower speed of the tool centre, while the grade of the outer shell is wear-resistant to match the higher speed of the tool’s cutting edges. In traditional solid carbide drills, the single grade material forces a compromise between performance and durability.