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SGS Tool Company’s line of composite cutting tools features a series of four new tools and one line expansion: series 31, 25, 27 and 120 have been added, and series 20 has been expanded. All composite cutting tools can be coated with Di-Namite crystalline diamond coating, which is said to provide even wear, extended tool life and improved finishes.
The series 31 routers offer fewer and deeper flutes than the original series 20 carbon composite router (CCR) to avoid clogging during demanding applications. The series 25 compression router, designed for milling and finish-milling carbon composite, incorporates a left- and right-hand helix, compressing the workpiece and eliminating material fraying. The series 27 variable-geometry slow helix end mill is designed for milling highly abrasive materials. The series 120 eight-facet drill is designed to create accurate holes without splintering or delaminating.
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.