Hardmetal cutting tool specialist Ceratizit has reportedly invested a new electric press for powder metal processing.
Hardmetal cutting tool specialist Ceratizit has reportedly invested a new electric press for powder metal processing.

Hardmetal cutting tool specialist Ceratizit has reportedly invested a new electric press for powder metal processing.

The press, called e-MP, was manufactured by Sacmi and its subsidiary LAEIS GmbH, which makes presses for refractories, technical ceramics and special applications. According to Sacmi, the 20 ton (e-MP20) press can produce carbide inserts with +- 0.001 mm precision and incorporates an assisted programming interface (API) that can reduce the press programming and tuning times.

The machine has structural frames big enough to increase machine rigidity and allow better internal accessibility but has a smaller footprint in its class, the company said. It features a fixed die concept that allows for a higher precision and a better forming on the upper surface of the inserts and can also reportedly simplify filling and removal.

This story uses material from Sacmi, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.