The cutting tool industry has been trying for years to replace solid carbide end mills with indexable end mills. There have been many attempts, few, if any have been successful. One factor is the number of cutting teeth per unit of diameter is higher on solid carbide than with indexable end mills. Smaller diameter tools require higher RPMs. Higher RPMs increase the centrifugal force on the insert.
CS300 inserts are SiAlON-type ceramics that offer high notch wear resistance, toughness and thermal shock resistance. The inserts also optimize flank wear resistance at higher cutting speeds ranging from 600 – 1,200 meters per minute and enable feeds from 0.05 – 0.15 mm per tooth. Together, these attributes reduce machining cost per workpiece, increase output, shorten lead times and lower energy consumption.
The Tübingen-based premium-tool manufacturer is now expanding its thread milling cutter range. Three new thread milling cutter inserts with smaller corner radii enhance the versatility of the existing tool bodies; two new bodies now allow M56 and M64 coarse-pitch threads to be cut. These new additions transform the thread milling cutter family from one that was focused primarily on productivity to a family that can now be used universally.
The tool manufacturer Vandurit has developed an innovative rollFEED® turning method that is matched with an exclusive hyperMILL® CAM strategy from OPEN MIND. Thanks to this collaboration, there is now a new solution for CNC turning that offers maximum process reliability and significantly reduces machining times and tool wear.
With an advanced solution that enables manufacturing companies to take steps towards digital machining and Industry 4.0, cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has introduced connectivity capability to its renowned series of Silent Tools™ tool holders. The innovation is offered as part of the company’s CoroPlus® suite of connected solutions for machine shops keen to embrace the rapidly advancing trend of industry digitalisation.