Line of Tools Designed for Cutting Composites
SGS Tool Company’s line of composite cutting tools features a series of four new tools and one line expansion: series 31, 25, 27 and 120 have been added, and series 20 has been expanded.
Variable-Geometry End Mill Outguns Chatter
This shop boosted cutting speed and tool life on a troublesome tool steel application by switching to SGS Tool Company’s Z-Carb AP end mill, which features a custom geometry designed to reduce chatter.
Retooling Unlocks New Equipment Capabilities
To meet demand for more complex work, this Chicago-area manufacturer recently invested in its first high speed and five-axis machine tools. Replacing its previous cutting tools with aluminum end mills and drills from SGS Tool Company enabled the shop to take full advantage of these machines' advanced capabilities.
End Mills Feature Minimal Chatter
SGS Tool Company introduces a high-performance end mill that provides precision performance and high production rates with minimal chatter. The end mills feature variable pitch fluting geometry that provides improved chatter suppression, longer tool life, better surface finishes and high productivity rates, the company says. Manufactured with a rigid construction using certified premium micro-grain carbide, the end mills also deliver reduce harmonics and reduced radial side deflection allowing for improved side wall straightness.
Variable Rake End Mills
SGS Tool Company’s Z-Carb-AP variable rake end mill offers three stages of chatter suppression resulting in a quiet, stable milling operation. In stage one, unequal flute spacing disrupts the rhythmic pattern created by the cutting edge of common end mills. This suppresses the development of damaging harmonics.