Ceramic Milling Products on Display
Eastec 2017: Greenleaf Corp. will showcase its full line of carbide and ceramic inserts and cutting tools.
Greenleaf Corp. will showcase its full line of carbide and ceramic inserts and cutting tools. The company will also exhibit its Excelerator milling system and its phase-toughened ceramic insert grade, Xsytin-1. The company will host live ceramic milling demonstrations and a lunch-and-learn event about optimizing productivity with ceramic cutting tools.
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.
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.
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.