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The Utilis Multidec 3000 series double-sided turning inserts are said to provide long life and repeatability to 0.0004" for cutoff, front and back turn, groove and turn and threading work. The holder features a recessed pocket for precise locating, increased insert rigidity and absorbed cutting forces, making the series especially useful for a range of tough applications, the company says. In addition, the expanded line of thread whirling form insert cutter rings, designed to deliver faster thread whirling of long threaded forms and bone screw thread profiles, are available for virtually all major Swiss turning machines.
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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.