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Iscar Metals, Inc. now offers Mini-Tangslot tools, which are slotting cutters that carry tangentially-clamped inserts with four cutting edges. The custom design of the chipformer can help reduce cutting forces, leaving a clean, undamaged surface, the company says. Less chatter is another potential benefit, thereby contributing to improving tooling life.
The tools are available as the SDN D..-LN08 disk type cutters or the ETS D..-LN08 T-slot cutters, with integral shanks and internal coolant holes. Operators can machine to within ±0.0031" while using these cutters.
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.