Exceptionally strong and
has a premium TiN coating over a tough micro-grain substrate. It
provides outstanding performance on automatic screw machines, as
well as the higher speeds and feeds found on CNC bar-fed
machines. Also available in E2025 (Tin honed), E2050 (TiAln
honed) and E2075 (TiCN honed).
E3000� is a parallel
geometry designed for screw machine applications. It produces
superior flatness and finishes on most materials. It can be
supplied in Tin, TiCN, TiAIn, and AITin Coatings
a complete line of cut-off systems, including our
original hollow ground high-speed and carbide tipped
When used properly,
they are still the most cost-effective cut-off tools
available. Blades are available from stock in a wide
range of sizes in both high-speed steel and carbide
|Twin Tip Tooling
It's a new concept
in "throw away" cut-off tooling - the strong, rigid,
multipurpose, high-performance Twin-Tip� cutting tool -
exclusively from Empire Tool.
Designed specifically for the higher speeds and feeds
achieved with CNC turning centers, Twin-Tip� tools can
also be used on automatic screw machines. Either way,
they're stronger and more productive than any other
system, and they are more versatile.
Twin-Tip� tools excel at cut-off and grooving, and will
face, turn, profile and chamfer. That's Six
Twin-Tip� tools and holders are available for all screw
machines and CNC turning centers including Swiss-type
machines. It's the dawn of a new age in cut-off tooling.
Original Cut-off Tooling
Empire manufactures a
complete line of cut-off systems, including our original hollow
ground high-speed and carbide tipped cut-off blades.
When used properly, they are
still the most cost-effective cut-off tools available. Blades
are available from stock in a wide range of sizes in both
high-speed steel and carbide tipped versions
It's a new concept in "throw
away" cut-off tooling - the strong, rigid, multipurpose,
high-performance Twin-Tip� cutting tool - exclusively from
Designed specifically for the higher speeds and feeds achieved
with CNC turning centers, Twin-Tip� tools can also be used on
automatic screw machines. Either way, they're stronger and more
productive than any other system, and they are more versatile.
Twin-Tip� tools excel at cut-off and grooving, and will face,
turn, profile and chamfer. That's Six Tools-in-One!
Twin-Tip� tools and holders are available for all screw machines
and CNC turning centers including Swiss-type machines. It's the
dawn of a new age in cut-off tooling.
Empire's boring bars are designed for high precision
applications where hole uniformity is absolutely essential.
Empire boring bars have the tightest pocket tolerance in the
industry, and have a minimum bore diameter of .172.
Threading bars have a .310 minimum thread diameter, and our
profiling bars have a .625 minimum bore diameter.
Carbide inserts are available with .140 to .375 I.C. in a wide
range of grades, and with tolerances that are unexcelled. All at
Cutting Tool System
Empire's new Twin-Bit� System has been designed to produce
narrow grooves, thread, and cut-off. It provides two cutting
edges on one insert in narrow widths. Grooving inserts are
available in widths of .019 to .125. Cut-off inserts have 7
degree lead angles and threading inserts are available in 60 and
55 degree pitch .
Square shank holders are available in sizes from 8mm to 16mm.
recessing attachments are available in stationary, adjustable
type, and milling type to fit most multi-spindle automatics. The
flat ways are hardened and precision ground to provide smooth
Positive chatter control
with a hardened gib and external springs eliminates binding and
chip clogging. Empire's custom attachments eliminate secondary
operations without a spindle stopper.
The synchronous milling
attachment produces one slot or two flats while the part is
rotating and the synchronous drilling attachment (not pictured)
produces one hole or multiple holes offset to center while the
part is turning. Both attachments mount on the end tool slide.
shave tool holders are
available in both standard type (universal base) and shank type.
Both types are available with conventional roll rest or dovetail
adjustable roll rest assembly.
All shave tool holders
feature faster set-up, quick elimination of taper, positive
chatter control, and simple in-house reconditioning.
form tool holders and
bridges are top-of-the-line in the industry. They are precise
and durable, yet simple to use.
The dovetail design provides
reduced set-up time and minimizes scrap. Available in all
dovetail sizes for all automatic screw machines.
Center Cutting Tools
Empire's ATV200O� tools are
the All-Terrain-Vehicles in tooling. They are indexable center
cutting tools, and are excellent at rough and finish milling for
slots, ends and pockets. They are particularly adept in plunge
cutting, slot facing and counter boring applications.
ATV200O� tools are N/C
qualified in all index positions, and do not require
pre-setting. High precision, indexable carbide inserts are
available for both roughing and finishing.
Style Form & Shave Tool Systems
Empire is proud to introduce
a new line of throwaway insert tooling. Our experienced tool
designers can help set-up your automatic screw machine or CNC
lathe jobs or we will build the tools to your blueprints.
We offer a range of options
for insert-style tooling, which include, but are not limited to:
- Carbide or high-speed
- EDM, surface ground, or
- Back taper, side
clearance, or chip breakers for better tool life
- Variety of coatings and
Our holders are designed to be
efficient and user friendly. It consists of a body, anvil, and
clamp. Holders can be manufactured in standard or special
dovetail and shank sizes. We have 5/8" and 1" dovetail form and
1" dovetail shave holder bodies in stock for quick turnaround
time on your orders.
Utilizing the replaceable
anvil, a datum point system can be implemented for a family of
similar parts. A machine can be changed over to a different part
by simply replacing the anvil and insert. Only minor
adjustments, if any, are needed since the holder body and clamp
remain constant for the entire family of parts.
- The benefits of Empire�s new
throwaway insert system include:
- Reduced down time from
elimination of re-sharpening
- Faster tool change
- Reduced set-up time
- Easier to use and more
Circular & Flat Form Tools
dovetail, circular and flat form tools are available as blanks
and as finished tools built to customer print specifications.
Forms are laid out using CAD/CAM systems, and can be
manufactured using wire EDM and/or precision grinding equipment.
Tolerances are held to within .0002.
Empire milling cutters are
manufactured to suit
a multitude of uses, and are in use today in many industries
including aircraft and aerospace, automotive, off-highway and
All milling cutters can be
made from high speed steel and tungsten carbide-tipped material.
Reamers & Form Relief Tooling
Empire manufactures a
variety of special drills, reamers, recess tools, counterbores,
spot-facing tools, trepan tools and hollow mills. Tools can be
made from high speed steel or solid carbide, or they can be
carbide tipped. Our state-of-the-art CNC grinding equipment can
meet tolerances of less than .0001 to insure consistent
performance. Retipping and re-sharpening services are also
available. Tools can be made to your prints, or we can design
tools specifically for your application. Empire's form relief
tooling is available in high speed steel, and tungsten
carbide-tipped construction. Special coatings can also be
applied if desired. Manufacturing capabilities include:
- Shank-type end mills
- Form cutters
- Recess mills
- Arbor-mounted form
Tools made from high speed
steel can be ground or unground form relieved. Solid carbide and
carbide-tipped tools can be ground with radial relief by our
highly skilled machinists or on our high precession CNC grinding
and Turning Inserts
Empire offers a broad line
of insert tooling for lathes and CNC turning centers in a
variety of geometries and coatings for almost any application.
Empire also offers milling
inserts for steel, stainless, cast iron, light alloys and
exotics that will improve your productivity
Empire Tool Company
4261 13th Street � Wyandotte, MI � 48192
Tel (810) 392-2101 � Fax (810) 392-3342
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