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Lovejoy Tool will display its standard and special end mills and ballnose cutters designed for ramping, trimming and contouring in composite machining for aerospace applications. The company’s face mills and ballnose end mills are available in a range of indexable inserts, including carbide, silicon nitride, cubic boron nitride, CBN and PCD, and are said to be well-suited for milling, turning and boring operations.
Can 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.