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BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling has expanded the Kaiser KAB modular tooling system capabilities to include the rigid, high-feed C-Cutter Mini chamfer mill line from BIG Daishowa Seiki.
The C-Cutter Mini KAB-type enables multifunctional cutting, including chamfering, back chamfering and light face milling capabilities. Its design permits 45-degree chamfering for diameters ranging from 0.866" to 2.441", and it is suitable for use on steel (including stainless), cast iron, aluminum and other nonferrous materials. The SE (Sharp Edge) insert type is said to prevent burrs and is recommended for stainless and mild steel applications.
The modular connection enables the versatile C-Cutter Mini to be used with existing Kaiser KAB1/KAB3/KAB4 shanks, extensions and reductions. The KAB connection features strong face-to-face clamping forces for maximum rigidity. It also features repeatable seating precision and a moderate vibration-damping effect due to friction between the mating components, the company says.
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.