Monster Tool Co.’s HPNF series of carbide end mills feature a 45-degree helix for rapid chip evacuation. According to the company, a proprietary flute geometry is designed to increase chip load per tooth, as well as improve workpiece finish and tool versatility.
Designed primarily for high-speed machining of aluminum, the end mills can also cut nonferrous materials. They are available in two- and three-flute configurations in a variety of lengths and coatings.
Editor PickCan Additive Manufacturing Increase Milling Feed Rates?
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.