Corner-Rounding Inserts Available in Metric Radii Sizes
SwiftCarb now offers additional metric radii sizes in its Superbee line of indexable corner-rounding inserts. The inserts are available in English standard and metric sizes, ranging from 0.010" to 1". The indexable inserts are designed with wash-out-eliminating mismatch and lines. According to the company, their positive geometry enables more aggressive cutting while improving finish.
The more common twist drill point geometries often are not the best for the job at hand. By choosing the best point for the material being drilled, it is possible to achieve better tool life, hole geometry, precision, and productivity.
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.
Simple process considerations can increase your productivity in milling titanium alloys.