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Relieved end mills and pre-machining of corners are two important considerations for accurate pocket machining in hard steel.
Titanium is often characterized as a “challenging workpiece material.” Certainly, machining this material is a challenge to milling machines, cutting tools and workholding accessories that are suitable for machining more common materials such as mild steel, cast iron or aluminum.
Because of the extreme forces involved in machining titanium and other hard metals, it is necessary to take precautions to avoid pullout—the tendency for a cutting tool such as an end mill to gradually loosen in its holder and possibly be twisted out entirely.
Lori Beckman (editor)
When a shop tries to outsource a part, but no vendors want to take on the job, it’s time for that shop to figure out how to machine the job on its own.
Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
The Hi-FeedMidi family of high-feed milling cutters from Ingersoll Cutting Tools is based on the company’s Hi-FeedMini, but is capable of a 0.060" depth of cut.
Rego-Fix’s latest versions of its secuRgrip anti-pullout toolholding system can be used in any ER collet system as well as applied in the company's milling chucks.