The company’s grooving and face grooving tools have a 0.125" minimum bore diameter and are available in sizes 0.004" through 0.250" in 0.001" increments. The threading tools have a 0.077" minimum bore diameter and can produce up to four threads per inch. Boring tools have a 0.073" minimum bore diameter. All tools are made from impact-resistant, submicronic grain carbide in 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" or 1/2" in diameter and are said to be stocked for 24-hour shipment. Custom geometries including radius, lead angles, modified threading and blank geometries are available for shipment from 72 hours, the company says.
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.