Comtech Italia Tooling

Comtech Italia is an Italian which brand supplies a full range of reliable, precision tools for spring manufacturing, made either in High-Speed Steel (HSS) or in tungsten carbide

Transworld Engineering is proud to be the UK agent for Comtech Italia, known throughout Europe for its expertly designed carbide and steel tooling, to maximise efficiency in manufacturing processes and reduce faulty outputs. Comtech products are fully compatible with all models of the machines provided by Transworld Engineering.

Comtech Italia supplies a full range of reliable precision tools for spring manufacturing, made either in HSS or in tungsten carbide. Comtech also offers servicing and advice too, in order to assure the best working and reliability of the machines.

HSS significant role in metal cutting

In Metal cutting, Carbide tools have gradually taken over HSS tools in many of the tool applications; but still HSS is widely in use in some specific segments of tools like drills, reamers, taps, form turning tools, gear hobbing and gear shaping cutters, side and face mills, end mills, slab milling and straddle milling cutters, slitting saws, form milling cutters and broaches

The advantage of HSS over carbide is its strength to withstand cutting forces and the low cost of the tools. From the tool life point of view, HSS performs very well at intermittent cutting applications. But the greatest limitation of HSS is that its usable cutting speed range is far lower when compared to Carbide.

In the vast majority of cutting applications, namely turning, boring, and face milling, Carbide tools and inserts have near-totally taken over HSS tools, and HSS has become virtually extinct in these applications. But that’s not the case with drilling.

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