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.
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.
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.
Cutting holes by interpolating a face milling cutter may be a better process choice for many rough and even finish boring operations. Software improvements and better cutter designs allow expanding use of the versatile face mill for hole making.