Tooling data classifications updated


We have upgraded the way product data descriptions and Workpiece Material Groups (WMG) are displayed across our entire assortment of cutting tools.

We are introducing standard tooling data, such as diameters and lengths, according to ISO 13399, allowing for easier and faster exchange of information between computer systems and software.
The ISO standard features a total of 133 parameters, covering a wide range of cutting tools, helping to support manufacturing planning, machining operations and product supply.
By supporting a common language in its descriptions, this change will save customers and partners a significant amount of time, providing an easier gathering of high-quality data across our 40,000 solid and indexable tools.  
Meanwhile, we are providing a greater level of detail than ever before on Workpiece Material Groups (WMG).  
Helping customers to find the right tool for the application and supporting the machining process, this change is also based on the commonly used ISO standard. However, we have taken a step further on this by including recommended starting values for speed and feed.
For each product, three levels of data are now provided within the new Workpiece Material Group structure. This features the standard ISO material definitions, based on the six coloured groups, plus additional classifications on material structure, composition, hardness and ultimate tensile strength.
Our new tooling data classifications will be implemented in all product material from November 2019 onwards.
ISO is the International Organization for Standardization and a worldwide federation of national standards bodies.