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The 45-degree DGC cutter from Sumitomo Electric Carbide is a general-purpose face mill that accepts double-sided square and octagon inserts. It is said to reduce initial cost and increase productivity in applications ranging from general-purpose to rough milling.
The DGC octagon inserts feature 16 cutting edges available at 3-mm depths of cut. Square inserts offer eight cutting edges at 6-mm depths of cut while providing a quality surface finish, the company says. ZX coating strengthens the insert to extend tool life while increasing wear resistance.
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.