HORN: DS System for Titanium & Titanium Alloys

Efficient machining of Titanium

Horn has optimized its DS milling system to enable productive, cost-effective machining of titanium and titanium alloys. The optimizations are made possible by the newly developed substrate IG3I.  By combining the novel carbide grade with a new coating, Horn has been able to increase tool life significantly.

The new substrate demonstrates homogeneous wear.  A sharp micro-geometry on the cutting edges, positive rake angles, large clearance angles and polished flutes prevent strain hardening of the workpiece and built-up edges on the rake faces when machining titanium. Variable helix angles and different tooth pitches ensure a quiet, low-vibration milling process. Despite the sharp cutting edges, the new coating demonstrates very high layer adhesion, thus ensuring good cutting edge stability.  Thanks to its high temperature resistance, the coating serves as a heat shield and reduces the amount of heat transferred to the carbide.

In future, the IG3I substrate will replace the previous substrate TSTK, which is already known on the market for its high performance. The end mills are available in diameters from 2 mm to 20 mm as standard, with four or five flutes. The effective length is two or three times the diameter. DS titanium milling cutters were developed based on the tried-and-tested solid carbide milling cutters in the DS system, which for years have been used to machine soft and hardened steels, chromium-nickel steels and super alloys as well as copper, aluminium, plastics and fiber-reinforced plastics.

HORN: Grooving System 32T on Swiss-Type Lathes

Grooving System 32T on Swiss-Type Lathes

HORN has developed the new 32T system for use on Swiss-type lathes and for grooving and parting off on smaller fixed-head lathes. There is no need for clamping elements, which could potentially have a detrimental effect on chip flow. The head of the clamping screw does not introduce interference contours and therefore permits both grooving and parting off directly at the spindle. The precision-sintered grooving insert can be used as a neutral insert and as both a left-hand and a right-hand insert.



Please contact us for more information on the new 32T System for Swiss-type lathes.


COVID-19: CO2 Cleaning and Decontaminating Solutions


Cool Clean Technologies USA specializes in CO2 cleaning, extraction, and decontamination processes for various industries For example, our CO2 technology and dry ice blasting solutions are enabling our customers to clean surfaces and removes residues very quickly, while also decontaminating surfaces.

Key applications for this technology include all types of molds and dies (injection, extrusion, thermoform, etc.), medical devices and implants, food & beverage equipment, and other essential business, such as public transportation. Let Cool Clean help your business get back on track to providing a safe and clean environment for your employees and customers.

Medical Devices

The Medical Device and Pharmaceutical community are producing medical devices and vital pharmaceuticals to combat the changing landscape. Medical devices today are smaller and more precise, requiring more advanced cleaning or extraction processes. CO2 cleaning removes residues and contamination in a quick manner. Medical facilities with equipment performing molding and parts finishing can be cleaned with less downtime Machines are cleaned in-place, preventing minimal shutdown. Let us help alleviate your cleanliness concerns with our CO2 cleaning solutions. Reach a salesperson today!

Our equipment is being reformatted to clean N95 masks. Over the past month, Cool Clean has been partnering with a national team in the USA to help optimize their Enertia™ liquid CO2 process for the purpose of cleaning N95 respirator masks, so they can be reused safely.

Learn More:  Cool Clean Technologies testing process to clean and sanitize N95 respirator masks for reuse 


Plastics Molding, Deflashing and Deburring

Dry Ice blasting replaces tedious, manual cleaning and deburring processes. Plastic deburring using Cool Clean CO2 technology cleans and deburrs various parts and geometries. Burr removal using CO2 blasting compliments in-process or post-process deflashing and deburring of plastic machined and molded parts, such as PEEK, nylon, ABS, etc. The process uses our high energy nozzle (HEN) to create a focused, powerful spray of CO2 particles blasted at the part, swiftly removing the tiny hairs, or burrs from the component. CO2 blasting can be completely automated to ensure consistent burr elimination. The equipment is harmless to employees and is environmentally safe.

Find out how to implement a system to improve your current operations today!

Food and Beverages

The food and beverages industry is essential for packaging and distributing necessary goods and materials for human consumption. The facilities that operate in this industry are using dry ice blasting to decontaminate processing and production equipment. Cool Clean Dry Ice Blasting ensures clean, hygienic, and contaminant free surfaces. The Food Standards Agency verified that dry ice blasting is effective at decontaminating surfaces and removing bacterial strains and other microorganisms.

Contact us for information on Cool Clean Technologies dry ice blasting equipment today!

Service Industries

Other businesses deemed essential or have begun opening under strict guidelines, may need to investigate improving cleaning and decontamination procedures. Cool Clean Technologies CO2 spray cleaning systems aim to assist in the opening of businesses. Dry ice blasting for cleaning and refurbishing forklifts, decontaminating rental cars surfaces, historical restoration, and public transportation, to name a few. Key industries are effectively cleaning and decontaminating surface with dry ice blasting.

Contact us to find out how dry ice blasting could help jump start your operations!


COVID-19 Message from KNOLL

Dear Sir or Madam, dear business partners,

We wish to inform you that we have introduced special measures in the company as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Approximately 50 % of the entire workforce are no longer in the company. They are either working from home, on reduced working hours or are on annual leave. Apart from a small number of exceptions, the apprentices and trainees are also at home. The reduced workforce on-site reduces the contacts and risk of infection.

Our plant remains fully functional despite the restrictions. At present the material supply is secured. Our service and sales team is also available to assist you if needed. All our employees can still be reached via the normal channels either by telephone or e-mail. We are also working with Microsoft Teams and can communicate with you by video conference.

With best regards and stay safe!


Vektek: Block Body Pull Cylinder Concept

Vektek Hydraulic Workholding Concept

This advanced design block body cylinder mounts under the surface plate to pull a threaded fastener, making for easy-to-build fixturing on the new designs and giving you the option to add hydraulic control to many existing fixtures SAE porting receives fittings for either flexible or hard tubing external plumbing.


Please contact us for more information on workholding solution from Vektek USA.