A solid carbide drill optimized for holemaking in steels, Feedmax -P was designed to harness the power and efficiency of modern machine tools to maximize your cutting data across these applications. When increasing cutting speeds while drilling steel, you face unique challenges in terms of chip evacuation, high heat generation and burrs at the hole entrance and exit. Feedmax -P was designed specifically to overcome these issues and allow for substantial productivity gains.
Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has introduced its GC4335 insert grade for the turning of steels where unstable conditions or vibration issues prevail. GC4335 is designed to bring about secure and predictable machining, as well as shorter cycle times and better machine utilisation through reduced stoppages and longer insert life. Customers will benefit from an improved process with less risk of insert breakage, as well as reduced cost per component and faster return on investment.
Manufacturing trends – such as the softening or growth of certain industry segments, the use of technologies like 3D printing or processes like near net shape manufacturing – all have direct impacts on cutting tool product development. As one of the leading cutting tool manufacturers, Seco strives to not only keep pace with the natural progression of the industry, but also to set new standards in tool development and performance.
Okuma presented a new line of machine tools at the 28th Japan International Machine Tool Fair (November 17- November 22, 2016). The manufacturer’s trade innovations included state-of-the-art 5-axis vertical machining centres and a new type of intelligent multitasking machine. Among the highlights was the introduction of the world’s first multitasking machines capable of milling, turning, and grinding as well as laser-hardening and 3D metal printing.
Choosing the right rotary end mill for your CNC operation is a key part of any machining business. Unfortunately, there are so many different options that even the experts can get confused from time to time. The different lengths, materials and flute numbers are just the start of choosing the correct tool. You also have to consider coatings, tool life and cutter head geometries. To make the process less painless, Kyocera SGS has put together a list to make sure you pick the right end mill every time.