The Ball Nose finishing mills have been modified to enhance performance and increase versatility. Most of the company’s tools now have longer reach capabilities, providing increased milling depth without in-house tool modification. In addition, the tools are supplied with solid, hardened-steel cutter bodies, which, the company says, results in a more solid cutting tool that maximizes rigidity. It should be noted, however, that through-tool coolant cutter bodies are still available upon request from the company.
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.