Ceramic Milling Cutters Increase Productivity, Cutting Speeds
Walter’s MC275/MC075 Walter Prototyp ceramic milling cutters increase productivity, cutting speeds and metal removal rates in the machining of nickel-based alloys.
Walter USA’s MC275/MC075 Walter Prototyp ceramic milling cutters are designed to increase productivity, cutting speeds and metal removal rates in the machining of nickel-based alloys. The tools are engineered for toughness, and their combination of carbide and ceramic both shortens machining times and damps vibration.
Both the MC275’s solid carbide shank and the MC075 high-speed milling cutter are ideal for roughing operations on nickel-based alloys such as Inconel 718, synchronous milling, and dry machining in full slotting, lateral milling, ramping, helical milling, and plunging operations. Power chucks are recommended for both mills. The tools come in sizes ranging from 8 to 25 mm and with corner radius ranging from 1 to 1.5 mm.
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