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A rigid machine and hard cutting edge are the beginning. Other considerations relate to system rigidity and keeping the cutting force steady.
Form tools are traditionally associated with non-CNC machines, but in certain applications they make sense on modern machines as well.
This company is embracing high-performance tooling on its turning centers. The "sticker shock" is no reason not to do this. In one case, though, the shop found a way to limit the cost of the tool and increase productivity at the same time.
This single-sided tool is designed to handle a range of applications, including cutoff, grooving, deep grooving, face grooving, side turning and profiling, in a single platform, simplifying the tooling selection process.
Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “All limitations are self-imposed.” This statement often holds true as machinists apply their creativity in skiving applications.
Iscar’s IC806 is a Sumotec PVD-coated turning grade for machining high-temperature alloys, especially Inconel 718.
The two AH8000 grades include AH8015, the first choice grade with well-balanced wear and fracture resistance and the AH8005, the high hardness grade with excellent wear resistance.
Originally introduced in metric configurations, Carmex’s Mini Tools line is now available in standard inch dimensions.