ATI Stellram announces the closing of its acquisition of the Assembled Threading Tools product lines of Greenfield Industries, Inc. The Geometric, Supermetric, H&G, Vers-O-Tool and Acme-Fette brands are now part of the ATI Stellram product portfolio which also features brands such as Stellram Cutting Tool Systems, Garryson Abrasives, Burrs and Routers and Landis Threading Systems. This new selection of assembled threading tools for high-quality, high-impact production applications complements the Landis product offering by expanding the range of die heads for thread rolling and cutting, thread chasing tools and adjustable internal threading taps for the aerospace, oil and gas, and power generation industries.
Additionally, ATI has introduced a multi-purpose range of ceramic abrasives; these all have superior cutting action providing faster throughput of components, proven to vastly increasing productivity. Completely U.K. designed and manufactured, the range of Ceramiq abrasives has been engineered for aggressive metal removal and finishing for applications across the manufacturing sector. In particular, removing weld spatter and cleaning joints, grinding profiles and finishing contoured surfaces on high performance materials such as high nickel alloys, steels, stainless steel and titanium. Being suited to both heavy grinding and finishing operations, Ceramiq products offer optimum surface finish by avoiding scoring, marking and ‘blueing’ of the workpiece.
At the core of the range is the proven Ceramiq Flap Disc, designed for efficient grinding and finishing in one operation, a new Quick Change Ceramiq Minidisc for material removal and blending where accessibility is a problem, Ceramiq Flexidisc and Mini-Flexidisc that bring high performance to blending and finishing on concave and convex surfaces and the new Ceramiq Flap Wheel for efficient stock removal and finishing.
When using better performing products such as Ceramiq, which are able to remove material quickly, helps to reduce operator fatigue because less time is spent working on components, therefore helping to reduce operator exposure time to harmful vibration. Carpal tunnel syndrome (or white finger) is a health and safety risk for operators of hand held grinding equipment and U.K. legislation is stringent to minimize risks to the operators.