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Niagara Cutter’s line of high-performance carbide thread mills is designed for productive, consistent machining of high-quality threads. The mills are available in a range of thread sizes and diameters. Options include AlCrN coating, extended reach and coolant-through capability.
The company also offers CVD diamond-coated thread mills designed to virtually eliminate the challenges associated with producing threads on composite materials, 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.