June 1, 2010
Emuge Corp. has announced the introduction of MultiTAP, the industry’s first high performance tap designed to cut a wide range of materials including carbon steel, steel alloys, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass, and bronze. MultiTAP is also uniquely designed to produce threads within both 2B and 3B classes of fit, eliminating the guesswork of calculating H-limits.Emuge is widely known for manufacturing high performance application-specific taps, thread mills and end mills for high production output.  However, now Emuge has designed MultiTAP to offer job shops and other manufacturers an affordable, high performance tapping solution for a wide variety of common materials and applications.  “MultiTAP is the ideal tap for a job shop or a manufacturer who works with short and medium run threading applications across a wide spectrum of materials. It will significantly improve thread quality and boost output while reducing production costs, because one high performance MultiTAP will handle most common materials and applications. MultiTAP eliminates the need to stock numerous types of taps in the tool crib” said Mr. Peter Matysiak, President of Emuge Corp. “MultiTAP is the result of collective years of Emuge’s extensive tapping expertise, application research and a challenge the company issued to its engineers to design a multi-purpose tap. Emuge design engineers responded by choosing a select base material, along with a special cutting / flute geometry and a surface treatment that would work in as many common materials and applications as possible. In addition, the tap was designed to cut threads to both the common 2B class of fit, as well as the tighter 3B class.” continued Matysiak. MultiTAP is constructed of a proprietary grade of high speed steel (HSS-E), Nitrided with a Ne2 surface treatment. It is available in both spiral point and spiral flute configurations for through-or blind-hole applications. Tap sizes cover a full range for UNC or UNF threads, from #4-40 to ¾”-16 in inch sizes, to metric sizes from M4 x 0.7 to M16 x 2.0.