The following terminology explains the most important terms in the context of GTC:

GTC package: digital product catalog delivered in “GTC format”.

GTC format: defined structure and content of a digital product catalog

GTC package specification: separate document where structure and content for a digital product catalog is described in detail; download on GTC website.

GTC format implementation: All the work that a company has to do to be able to exchange cutting tool product data in “GTC format”. This covers data classification and application development for to read and write product data in “GTC format”.

GTC hierarchy: classification hierarchy