Cutting Tools Resist Heat, Hold Size
IMTS 2018: Crystallume’s Demon line of cutting tools is designed for extended cuts in difficult materials.
Useful for moldmaking applications, Crystallume’s Demon line of cutting tools is designed for extended cuts in difficult materials. Long tool life reduces the need to switch tools midway through the application. According to the company, the tools generate very little heat, hold size well, cut parts within tolerance and reduce the need for polishing. They also feature a coating designed to improve high-temperature stability for machining hardened steels.
The right choices in tooling and technique can optimize the thread turning process.
Liquid coolant offers advantages unrelated to temperature. Forced air is the fluid of choice in this shop...but even so, conventional coolant can't be eliminated entirely.
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.