Diamond-Coated Cutters for Hard Milling
Amerimold 2017: Crystallume will showcase its latest tool lines, including the Demon series for hard milling.
Crystallume will showcase its latest tool lines, including the Demon series for hard milling, which features an advanced coating for increased high-temperature stability while machining hardened steels. The Stealth line of end mills, also on display, is said to have the sharpest cutting edge available in a diamond-coated tool, making them well-suited for machining graphite.
Creating threaded holes in titanium alloys calls for proper techniques based on an understanding of both the properties of these materials and the peculiarities of the tapping process.
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.
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.