General engineering covers a broad spectrum and is often referred to machining applications which do not fit into a specific industry segment. Typical customers are small to medium sized job shops, which mostly use standard tools, offering high level of flexibility and versatility across multi-materials.
Customers are generally tier two or three subcontractors with numerous CNC machining capabilities. All look for products which have a high degree of reliability and simple, quick delivery. Many of these companies work on a variety of machined components for a wide selection of end-users in the structural, mechanical and construction industries.
Typically, customers require tools which can provide consistent performance in a range of engineering materials. Some examples of these from our product assortment include:
HSS & solid carbide drills, such as our A002 and Force X range
HSS & HSS-E taps
ISO Turning tools
Solid carbide milling cutters (S7** and S8** ranges)
Indexable milling cutters, including the Force AD & ECON HN ranges
Standard parting-off and grooving inserts
General geometries and grades, including M8340 & T9325