At 600-plus pages, Kennametal’s “Innovations 2012” catalog provides descriptions, technical data and ordering information on the latest in milling, holemaking, turning and tooling systems’ products and services from Kennametal Inc.
Highlighted among the latest technology offerings is Beyond Blast, the company’s new insert technology. Designed to channel coolant through the insert directly to where the insert cuts the chip, the insert is designed to last as much as four times the tool life of standard inserts. Especially effective in milling titanium and other high-temperature alloys, Beyond Blast inserts are available in both turning and milling applications and provide superior chip control, improved lubricity and better coolant management, 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.