CVD-Coated Grade Machines Stainless Steel
Iscar’s Sumo Tec CVD-coated grade IC6025 is designed for machining stainless steel at moderate cutting speeds during stable and unstable cutting conditions.
To make the transition to hard turning, you'll need to switch from carbide to CBN inserts, but that is easier (and more economical) than you might think. It's making the jump to much higher surface speeds that might scare you off. It needn't. Here's why.
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.
Consider these alternatives when conventional drilling can't do the job.