| 1 MINUTE READ

Carbide End Mills Feature Four-Flute Design

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

 

Superior Tool Service offers a four-flute rougher/finisher carbide end mill for cutting hard steel. It’s designed with a variable helix and variable spiral to break up the harmonics and provide a consistent cut along walls or in pockets. Created with chip breakers in two flutes and a finishing edge in the other two flutes, it features increased performance capabilities. The carbide end mills are equipped with square corners, chamfered corners or assorted radiuses up to ball radius. The end mills are also available in five- or six-flute configurations to match a variety of machines and materials. According to the company, in some applications, buying coated tools prolongs their life. TiAlN is stocked, but TiN, TiCN, AlCrN coatings are also available.
 
The end mills are available in ½", 5/8", ¾" or 1" diameters. They have a 1 1/4" flute length × 4" overall length. Standard and custom radius sizes are available as well as custom chamfers.

RELATED CONTENT

  • Drill And Bore With A Face Mill

    Cutting holes by interpolating a face milling cutter may be a better process choice for many rough and even finish boring operations. Software improvements and better cutter designs allow expanding use of the versatile face mill for hole making.

  • Rigid Tapping--Sometimes You Need A Little Float

    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.

  • Successful Application Of Ceramic Inserts

    Applying ceramic inserts is not a simple substitution of one cutting tool material for another. There are significant process considerations that shops should examine carefully in order to realize performance and tool life expectations from ceramic inserts. Here's a look at some of the ways they are used.