Cutters and Inserts Enable Continuous Heavy-Duty Cutting
Lovejoy Tool Co.’s MaxCut 651 cutters feature a new chip gullet design and 0.250"-thick inserts for continuous heavy-duty work.
Lovejoy Tool Co.’s MaxCut 651 cutters feature a new chip gullet design and 0.250"-thick inserts for continuous heavy-duty work. The cutter bodies include an insert-adjusting station to enable faster, more accurate insert positioning for greater cutting efficiency, and 16 cutting edges help to increase production. The cutters are available in diameters of 3" and larger.
Said to provide high metal removal rates, the inserts feature a 45-degree lead angle for free cutting, providing easier part entry and improved corner strength. The inserts are available in medium-pitch configurations for general machining as well as fine-pitch for short chip materials such as cast iron.
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.
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.
Consider these alternatives when conventional drilling can't do the job.