FISH-TAIL drills for drilling in Thermoplastic Resin and Reinforced Thermoplastic Plastics:

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TOOLS FOR SUCCESSFUL MANUFACTURING

"Space Age Tooling for Science and Industry"

FISH-TAIL™

For Thermoplastic Plastic Resin and Reinforced Thermoplastic Plastics

Fish-Tail™ Drill Point

REQUIRES DRILL BUSHING GUIDES OR SOLID SPINDLE FOR DIRECTIONAL CONTROL

SHARP POINTED PERIPHERAL CUTTING

BALANCED CUTTING EDGES

ELIMINATE HINGED BURRS

NO PENETRATION THRUST - CONTROL OF FEED RATE REQUIRED

This cutting tool geometry designed to efficiently cut softer plastics.

This cutting geometry efficiently cuts Glass and Carbon reinforced Thermoplastic Plastic composites and Thermoplastic Resins. In addition it has been found to be very effective cutting Kevlar, Spetra, and similar organic reinforced composites with Better Quality than can be achieved with conventional drills. This unusual geometry cuts fast and clean.The tool must be used with a stiff spindleor with a drill bushiung for initial guiding. Since there is little to no resistance to penetration care must be used to not overfeed this tool. Over feeding will reduce hole quality and might lead to tool breakage.

Control of the Chip

The reason the International Carbide Corp. Fish-Tail™ geometry works better than any other in mineral and organic re-inforced thermoplastic plastics is the superior control of the chip produced while making a hole which eliminates heat build up. If the direction of cutting forces are correct the cutting action will produce the best hole. The hole will have the correct size. It will be burr or fuzz free, and without delamination on entry or exit which will reduce costs or reworking.

Why is this important?

Your products must have the phyisical ability to perform the designed task and perform better than the end user's perception of what is excellant appearance. The cosmetic blemish caused by improper hole formation can be a serious deterant to repeat purchasing. And this same blemish can be a reflection upon the end users concept as to the inherant quality of the rest of the product and therefore its expected performance and acceptability.

Good looking product means Better Product means repeat buyers!

Quality is not a Given

The overal impression of a product's quality can be related to the initial impression of the fastener holes. With an INTERNATIONAL CARBIDE CORP. designed FISH-TAIL™ you can expect a clean on size hole which makes your product outstanding for your customers. .

International Carbide Corp. has developed the FISH-TAIL™ for THERMOPLASTIC PLASTICS and a large number of other special purpose specialty tools to help you better perform your manufacturing operations.

International Carbide Corp. has a World Wide reputation as the company who understands the hole making process and has designed and can manufacture the best products for drilling fiber reinforced plastics. Whether you have a polyester mineral fiber reinforced thermoset plastic or a reinforced thermoplastic or an organic reinforced epoxy or other exotic material, ICC has tools to help you "Successfully Make Your Product".

 

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Taper Shank
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Last Update June 19, 2013