CYCLO CUT Plunge Mill
MAG’s new 1.25” diameter CYCLO CUT Plunge Mill allows maximum metal removal rates at extended reaches using light duty machining centers. This new style cutter removes 3 cu/in/min of titanium in 7.00” deep pockets on a CAT 40 Vertical Machining Center.
MAG’s CYCLO CUT product line includes tool holders, round tooling and indexable cutting tools to support the metalworking industry. We offer a specific suite of milling cutters designed for cutting titanium and high-temperature alloys. Our plunge mills range from 1.00” to 4.00” in diameters with the capacity for deep pocketing and contour milling at increased metal removal rates. CYCLO CUT also standardizes on insert types across the entire milling portfolio to reduce the number of inserts needed for multiple applications.
MAG offers standard and high performance solid carbide end mills, including our CYCLO CUT Max-Flute Finish End Mills for titanium thin wall components milling at 100 IPM. Our CYCLO JET End Mill Holders have built in coolant slots to direct coolant at the cutting edge for increased tool life. This replaces the need to slot the OD of HSS and solid carbide end mills, typically costing $20 per tool.
Our CYCLO GRIP Milling Chucks have a unique needle bearing design, which holds end mills with up to 4,700 lbs. of gripping force with runout less than .0005. This is very important when cutting titanium to balance cutting forces equally across all the flutes. MAG’s indexable line of aluminum cutting end mills, run up to 30,000 RPM with diameters as small as .625”. The smaller indexable end mills drastically reduce the cost of solid carbide end mills. A major burr issue on through holes in titanium was solved using our no-burr 3 flute high performance CYCLO CUT drills.
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.
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.
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.