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Carmex Precision Tool’s BLU grade thread-turning inserts combine a sub-micrograin grade with a triple-layer physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating to improve strength, tool life, thread accuracy and surface finish, even in difficult materials, the company says. They are available in a variety of pitches and thread to improve cutting performance and shorten cycle times.
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.