The GFG-WFE shell-type thread milling cutter from JBO is suited for difficult-to-machine materials and large-batch production applications. Higher cutting speeds and feeds shorten machining time, while the number of cutting edges increases tool life. The cutter’s rugged construction offers a higher-grade thread surface texture. According to the company, the cutter is suitable for nearly any thread or profile, and it is advantageous for long-run production of steel components. Also, the inserts can be reground several times.
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.