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Dapra Corporation now offers optional PCD tips for its Backdraft and XPET inserts. Useful for mold and die operations, the company’s PCD-tipped Backdraft inserts are available in diameters of 1/2" and 3/4", with 1/32" and 1/16" corner radii and a usable leg length of approximately 1/8". The XPET inserts are designed for use with 90-degree square shoulder mills. They measure 16 mm in length, with a corner radius of 1/32" and usable leg length of 1/8".
These diamond-tipped inserts have been designed to extend tooling life when used in aluminum and graphite milling applications. According to the company, this alternative to TiAlN-coated inserts provides favorable surface finishes.
Editor PickPCD Face Milling System’s Diameter Cuts Large Parts in Fewer Passes
The KBDM polycrystalline diamond (PCD) face milling system from Kennametal is designed for high-volume machining, with standard sizes ranging from 2.5" to 8.0" (63 to 200 mm) and cutter diameters ranging to 21.5" (550 mm).