EMUGE-FRANKEN USA Introduces Tapered Carbide End Mills For NPT/ NPTF Pipe Threads

June 16, 2022 3:09 pm

Solution saves costs, eliminating the need for multiple sizes of taper reamers.

West Bolyston, MA Today, EMUGE-FRANKEN USA, a leading manufacturer of high-performance taps, thread mills, end mills, drills, and other rotary tools, has announced the introduction of a new line of 1:16 Tapered Solid Carbide End Mills designed to prepare a tapered core hole prior to finish tapping or thread milling NPT/ NPTF/ BSPT pipe threads. The new cutters feature an innovative design that reduces the number of tools required for hole preparation over a large range of pipe thread sizes, and they extend the tool life of expensive taps and thread mills.

“Uniquely designed with the proper 1:16 taper angle ground into the conical form for milling the minor diameter of taper pipe threads prior to tapping or thread milling, these new tools provide an enormous advantage over HSS taper reamers, offering substantial time and cost savings,” said Dylan Bowles, Applications Support Specialist at EMUGE-FRANKEN USA. “And these tools do not require a large or 5-Axis machine tool, as smaller 3-axis machines can handle larger threading applications.”

Only three EMUGE-FRANKEN Tapered tool sizes are required to handle a full range of hole sizes from 1/4″ up to 4″, instead of having to purchase an individual taper reamer for each pipe thread size. They also provide a highly efficient and secure method for optimizing thread milling strategies which incorporate the use of partial-profile insert technology.

EMUGE-FRANKEN 1:16 Tapered Carbide End Mills work well in a full range of materials from aluminum, carbon steels, stainless steels, and exotic nickel alloys. They are made of a premium micro-grain carbide substrate with TIALN-T21 coating which resists heat, edge wear and chipping. Corner radii further prevent wear or chipping while prolonging tool life. Tools are four-fluted, feature standard US length and straight inch shank (h6), and are available in three sizes: 3/8″, 1/2″ and 3/4″.

EMUGE-FRANKEN USA offers users additional information and programming support for the 1:16 Tapered Carbide End Mills at https://info.emuge.com/nptendmill.



For over 100 years, the German company group EMUGE-FRANKEN has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision tools for thread cutting, gaging, clamping, and milling. With 1,950 employees, EMUGE-FRANKEN offers an innovative product program with 40,000 in-stock items and a multiple of that with customer-specific tools. The product range focuses on applications in the automotive industry, power plants, aerospace industry and medical technology as well as general manufacturing. As a complete system supplier for the machining industry, EMUGE-FRANKEN has branch offices or sales partners in 52 countries.


EMUGE-FRANKEN USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the 1,950 employee German company EMUGE-Werk Richard Glimpel GmbH & Co. KG (Lauf, Germany). EMUGE-FRANKEN USA offers end-user technical support through a network of in-the-field engineers and in-house product specialists, all with extensive tooling and application experience. Over 10,000 types of cutting tools and accessories are stocked in the company’s U.S. and Canadian Headquarters located in West Boylston, MA, U.S.A. The recently expanded 50,000+ sq. ft. facility includes a technology center with a machining and tooling demonstration showroom and classroom, tool manufacturing and coating, reconditioning, warehouse, sales, support, and administrative offices.

For more information on EMUGE-FRANKEN USA, call 800-323-3013, at 1800 Century Drive, West Boylston, MA 01583-2121, or visit (www.emuge.com).

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