According to the company, the solid carbide micro end mills are designed with a geometrically optimized cutting edge and a slim, concave, tapered neck to provide flexible, high-performance milling solutions in a wide variety of materials from 66 Rc hardened steel to graphite. The tools are offered in cutting diameters from 0.008" (0.2 mm) to 0.08" (2 mm), with effective cutting length-to-diameter ratios of 2.2:1, 5:1 and 10:1. They are suited for milling injection molds and extrusion dies; graphite and copper electrodes; high-precision surface structuring of macroscopic components; and micro-mechanical parts production. The line of micro end mills includes ballnose, torus and flat-end styles, and the tools are available in 24 different designs, uncoated or with TiAlN coating. The tools are also suitable for diamond coating, which is available upon request.
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).