Custom Cutters Quicker
An online quoting service is said to speed and simplify quoting and purchasing of custom cutting tools.
Delivery time of custom tools is said to be two to four weeks using this online service.
Some machining applications require custom cutting tools that might have unique diameters, multiple stepped features and so on. Walter Xpress from Walter USA is the cutting tool manufacturer’s online quoting service that speeds the procurement process for custom tools. Once logged in, users input information related to tool type, workpiece material, feature geometry data (such as chamfer angle on hole), etc. Once completed, they receive a confirmation email 30 minutes or sooner containing price quote, approval drawing and 3D CAD model. Delivery time is said to be two to four weeks from receipt of order. This service is offered for custom solid carbide drills and milling cutters as well as indexable-insert models.
One of the most common methods of tapping in use today on CNC machines is 'rigid tapping' or 'synchronous feed tapping.' A rigid tapping cycle synchronizes the machine spindle rotation and feed to match a specific thread pitch. Since the feed into the hole is synchronized, in theory a solid holder without any tension-compression can be used.
The right choices in tooling and technique can optimize the thread turning process.
With macros and canned cycles resident in the CNC on most contemporary turning centers, single point turning of OD threads can seem like almost a default process decision. However, for numerous applications, OD thread rolling has inherent advantages as an alternative to cutting threads.