The hi.aeQ face-milling cutter from Komet of America is said to be ideal for shoulder and face milling of cast iron workpieces, as well as counter-boring and milling operations. The nickel-plated body of the face mill features tangentially positioned Q80 indexable inserts, which are fitted in an alternately standing/lying arrangement. Each indexable insert has eight usable cutting edges for greater cost effectiveness. In addition to offering a high number of cutting edges relative to the tool diameter, the design promotes stability and limits vibration in the cutter. A special coolant sleeve ensures that coolant is equally distributed to every cutting edge, ensuring optimal tool life. According to the company, the cutting tool’s benefits include higher cutting efficiency and lower power consumption, as well as quieter operation and reduced spindle loads. The hi.aeQ face mills are available in diameters ranging from 63 to 160 mm, enabling a range of uses. The Q80 inserts are available with a PVD TIALN or a CVD TICN, TIN aluminum oxide coating.
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