These conical ball nose end mills are designed for machining specific components in several key manufacturing segments, including automotive, aerospace, energy and HVAC. The conical-shaped end mills feature a highly accurate ball nose, capable of completely machining impellers, blisks, turbine blades and tire profiles without changing tools during three-axis and five-axis operations.
Uncoated designs are able to mill aluminum and specialty steels, including nickel-chrome steels and Inconel. End mills with a TiALN coating can machine steel materials as hard as 45 Rc as well as cast and non-ferrous metals. The conical ball-nose end mills are available in two standard forms, one with shorter flute lengths for increased rigidity. Special tools made to customer specifications are also available.
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With PCD tooling, yes it can. The diamond cutting edges demand a large number flutes to realize their full effectiveness. Traditional methods for making cutter bodies limit the number of flutes, but 3D printing is delivering tools with higher flute density and other enhancements as well.