End Mills Cut Steel, Inconel, Aerospace Materials
IMTS 2018: Melin Tool introduces two series of end mills to its Ultra High-Performance line.
Melin Tool introduces two series of end mills to its Ultra High-Performance line. The MTi series is designed for aerospace and tool-steel applications. The MNi series is designed for Inconel and other nickel-based, hard-to-machine materials. Both are available in 4,5,6 and 7 flute styles.
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.
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.
With macros and canned cycles resident in the CNC on most contemporary turning centers, single point turning of OD threads can seem like almost a default process decision. However, for numerous applications, OD thread rolling has inherent advantages as an alternative to cutting threads.