The company says its HSC feed offers high-feed capability in a solid carbide end mill. It is designed for roughing and semi-finishing of hardened die and mold steels. According to the company, high-speed milling of materials such as P20, H13 and S7 with hardness as high as 60 Rc, is a common application. It can also be used in carbon steel, alloy steel, cast iron and stainless steel.
With chip loads as high as 0.031" per tooth and cutting speeds in excess of 650 sfm, the end mill is able to operate at table feeds exceeding 500 ipm.
The machine is said to be wear-resistant, featuring a sub-micrograin substrate and the company's AL2 plus PVD titanium aluminum nitrate coating.
Additionally, the end mill can be used in various applications, including 3D contouring, pocketing, helical interpolation and slotting.
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