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Acme and stub Acme thread milling cutters are available in thread sizes ranging from 1/4"-16 to 1" - 5. The tools are available in uncoated and TiAlN-coated micrograin carbide. Long and standard-length versions are available from stock. Advantages over tapping when cutting deep acme threads include reduced horsepower requirements and better surface finishes, the company says.
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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.