End Mills Enable Peel Milling, Trochoidal Techniques
The T‐Carb line of six‐flute high-performance end mills from SGS is designed for aggressive high-speed machining applications using peel milling and trochoidal techniques. The six‐flute design enables machining at higher feed rates while reducing tool loads, thereby minimizing risk of breakage and failure. According to the company, the T-Carb's variable pitch geometry is suitable for multiple operations including roughing and finishing, promoting faster cycle times.
SGS offers the T-Carb line in various neck and corner radii as well as lengths. All options are available with the company's Ti-Namite-X coating to promote thermal barrier protection, better adhesion and longer tool life.
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.
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.
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.