Carbide Cutting Tool Brand Reintroduced
Arno Werkzeuge USA has reintroduced the H.B. Rouse brand of American-made carbide cutting tools and inserts.
Arno Werkzeuge USA has reintroduced the H.B. Rouse brand of carbide cutting tools and inserts. Formerly sold and marketed under the Arno-Rouse name, the company has reintroduced Rouse as a standalone product offering a broad range of carbide boring bars, tools and inserts for manual turning and milling operations.
The Little Hogger mills have standard ¾" Weldon shanks and use standard carbide inserts, useful on all milling machines. The carbide insert turning tools have triple-sided inserts for quick change turning operations. Triple-tip boring bars offer an improved triangular insert located within a precision-machined pocket to eliminate shifting under heavy cuts; the insert requires the simple removal of one screw for indexing. Boring bars feature carbide inserts that provide three cutting edges instead of only one (as is common with brazed-tip tooling).
Running rotary milling cutters at the proper speeds and feeds is critical to obtaining long tool life and superior results, and a good place to start is with the manufacturer's recommendations. These formulas and tips provide useful guidelines.
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.
Consider these alternatives when conventional drilling can't do the job.