IMS Gear and Jos. Koepfer Expand Cutting Tool Divisions, a new cutting tools company created from the combined divisions of IMS Gear of Eisenbach, Germany and Jos. Koepfer of Furtwangen, Germany, began operations on June 1.

The new company will have an expanded range of cutting tools and will be marketed throughout Europe and North America, according to the company?s press release.

Among the products they will manufacture are both high speed steel and carbide hobs in bore and shank designs.

A maximum diameter of 180 mm (7.087") and a total length of 400 mm (15.748") is available.