The Beyond Evolution GUP-V insert expands the series from grooving, cutoff, facing, and turning to profiling applications, too.

Expanded Geometry for Grooving/Cut-Off Inserts

June 23, 2022
A new, V- shaped single-sided profiling insert allow machinists to cover more turning applications and helps to save tooling costs.

KENNAMETAL introduced the Grooving Universal Positive Profiling geometry (GUP-V), expanding its Beyond Evolution grooving and cut-off series of insert tools. With the addition of the new V- shaped single-sided insert, Beyond Evolution covers more applications than ever and helps to save tooling cost.

“Since the introduction of the Beyond Evolution platform, we have continued to focus on enhancing its versatility, and the new GUP-V multidirectional profiling insert is no exception,” stated Robert Keilmann, product manager. “Together with the other insert geometries, users can now groove, cutoff, face, and turn a wide variety of materials with just a single tooling system.

“Simply put, when a customer adopts Beyond Evolution for their turning needs, they do not need anything else. It is that versatile,” he added.

Like all other Beyond Evolution inserts, the GUP-V profiling insert leverages a proprietary Triple-V seating design that features contact on the top, bottom, and back of the insert, providing superior rigidity that results in excellent surface finishes and dimensional accuracy while delivering the highest metal removal rates.

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