The constant development of new materials with a wide range of properties continues to create new demands on machining that confirm how reliable machining is no longer assured with traditional geometries. Here are some of the latest innovations by tool manufacturers that are keeping pace with these new demands:
End Mills Advance High-Speed and Peel Milling Strategies
S638 and S638R six-flute end mills from Niagara take larger radial depths of cut for higher metal removal rates, reduced cycle times and increased throughput.
Stainless Steel Turning Grades
AC6030M and AC6040M turning grades from Sumitomo feature Absotech grade coating that improves wear resistance, adhesion resistance, and fracture resistance to extend tool life and reduce cost per part.
New Geometries Boost Machining Performance
Tiger·tec Silver MP4, MM4 and MK4 universal, positive insert geometries from Walter reduce downtime and boost performance in steel, stainless and iron machining.
Supermini Type 105 boring inserts from Horn offer a highly cost-effective alternative to the CBN cutting materials.
Increased Cost Effectiveness in Machining Hardened Steel
CPMill ball nose milling cutters from Mapal use highly-spiralled geometry to ensure optimal chip removal that is ideal for producing homokinetic joints of hardened steel.
True 90 Degree Shoulder Milling
The double sided VSM49 shoulder milling platform from WIDIA reduces horsepower at the machine with higher speed and feed rates that get jobs done faster and improve surface quality.
Improved Machining of Cast Iron
New GC3225 and GC3210 grade inserts from Sandvik Coromant provide turning and machining reliability and productivity in intermittent cuts, high cutting speeds, wet or dry machining, machined surface or light cast skin.
Small Diameter, Multi-Edge High Feed Endmill
The MFH Mini endmill from Kyocera supports the higher precision rough processing required for mold applications.
Amid Challenges, Majority of Metalformers Predict Little Change in Economic Activity
U.S and Canadian incoming orders expected to remain steady, according to the latest barometer reading from the Precision Metalforming Association.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.